MIGF2017 Competition Results

The recent Melbourne International Guitar Festival Competition was a fantastic display of talent from all competition entrants. The standard was very high and it was a pleasure to see, once again, that there is a wealth of young talent in the Australian classical guitar community. The MGF was proud to present the festival and competition […]

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On The Passing of Phillip Houghton

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Phillip Houghton. A true artist and composer who embodied the spirit of what is “Australian Music”. Although we have known Phillip Houghton for years through his amazing compositions, a staple in any Australian guitarists repertoire, we feel fortunate to have had the pleasure to meet […]

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Melbourne International Guitar Festival 2017

The Melbourne International Guitar Festival returns to Melba Hall, the University of Melbourne in September with an exciting international program, the third created by the directors and founders of the festival, Michael MacManus and Evan Hopkins. “Since our first festival in 2015, the MIGF has grown to see its concert artists, competition entrants and festival guests hailing from all corners […]

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New CD from Mimi Duo

The Western Australian Guitar and Piano duo “Mimi” (Duncan Gardiner and Setsu Masuda) have recorded and released their latest CD, “Falling like tears”. It features all original works for guitar and piano duet with the exception of one work called ‘Sakura’ by Katsuhito Inoue (not the Yocoh version!). It’s available from www.mimiduo.com.au/shop.html or iTunes. You […]

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New CD by Callum Henshaw

Australian classical guitarist and rising star, Callum Henshaw has just released his latest CD! The CD includes works by Enrique Granados (Spain), Napoléon Coste (France), Manuel M. Ponce (Mexico), Peter Sculthorpe (Australia), and a world premiere by Melbourne based young composer, Samuel Smith. Award-winning music producer and sound designer, Bob Scott, mastered the recording. Echo […]

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Duo Amythis Crowdfunding New CD

We were lucky enough to host Duo Amythis in 2015 for a fantastic concert! Currently they are preparing to record their debut CD. Here is a little reminder video from their performance for us last year: If you would like to help support them by pre-ordering a CD (or several if you want some great […]

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Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition

Australian guitarist Matt Withers has just launched his 2016 composition competition! The information presented below has been taken from Matt’s website: http://mattwithers.com.au/CompositionCompetition/ Welcome to the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition 2016 With adjudication by esteemed Australian composer, Dr Robert Davidson Inspiration work ‘Forest’ – Sue Needham Entries now open! Over $3000 cash and prizes on […]

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Andrew Blanch releases CD

Australian guitarist Andrew Blanch has released his first CD entitled “Spanish Guitar Music”. Many of these recorded pieces were featured in concert for the MGF in December, 2014! We have been eagerly awaiting this release from Andrew, who is currently completing a PHD in Music Performance at the ANU School of Music in Canberra. To […]

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MGF INTERVIEW WITH MATT WITHERS OF GUITAR TREK

Check out the video HERE

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