Hi! I'm Michael MacManus!

I run everything you see here at the Melbourne Guitar Festival (MGF)!

So what exactly is the MGF?

Well, we are more than just an annual 3 day festival...

Our activities include a yearly concert series, educational courses, workshops/masterclasses, and our flagship 3 day annual festival celebration which occurs in September!

I'm a professional musician myself, I hold a master degree in music performance (classical guitar) and I am a member of the Melbourne Guitar Quartet.

Running the MGF is a true passion of mine, I just love connecting with and bringing people together!

This was a venture that began in 2014 with a small concert series, but has grown over the years to now be Australia's most prominent classical guitar organisation!

Recently we have ventured into more livestreaming and online courses, and hope you can join us for one of our events!

We are looking forward to starting physical concerts again in 2021, and resuming our Metropolitan Melbourne, Regional Victoria and interstate concert series events!

Content Creator and Social Media Manager

Greetings from Canada!
Hi, I'm Joshua. I'm a university student and a team member here at MGF.

I help out with the media side of things alongside Michael! From Facebook to Instagram, you're bound to catch me somewhere along the way!

Music surrounds my day-to-day, and by definition, you could call me a musician! I love piano, guitar, bass, and I'm striving towards learning more! I also have a passion for content creation, and I use it to express myself creatively.

Don't be shy to say hi! We love to interact with our amazing community! We're always excited about what's in store here at MGF. Catch you on the flip side!