Melbourne Guitar Festival Presents
Derek Gripper:
The music of J.S. Bach Livestream Concert

By registering for a LIVESTREAM concert you are actively SUPPORTING the Melbourne Guitar Festival and artists we employ. Thank you for keeping music performance sustainable and alive!

Derek has spent many years performing and recording his own translations of Bach’s violin and cello music, infusing his interpretations with his lessons from the oral traditions of Africa.

"I thought it was impossible until I heard Derek do it"
- John Williams, famed classical guitarist

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Friday May 15th, 7pm, AEST
Choose your ticket price from $22
All proceeds are split 50:50 between the Melbourne Guitar Festival and Derek

ABOUT THIS CONCERT:

"I first heard Derek perform at the 2018 Adelaide Guitar Festival. It had been a long time since I had been truly transported into an artists' soundworld, and Derek certainly took me on a journey. I was so impressed I had to see him perform again a few days later at the Melbourne Recital Centre!

His performance of Bach was a true highlight for me. He performed with such a refreshing and honest approach to the music, it was like I was hearing Bach through new ears. Nuances and voices I had never heard before came to life.

After the concert I met Derek in the foyer and told him he must return in 2019 to play at my Melbourne Guitar Festival. He agreed, and gave an incredible performance for us in September of 2019.

5 months later Derek returned, and I organised a 16 concert Australian tour for him. That was the first and final national tour organised by the Melbourne Guitar Festival, as Australia was then hit with Covid-19 restrictions.

Australia and our Melbourne Guitar Festival audiences have fallen in love with Derek's approach to music and story telling. We have been truly spoilt by his world class performances and I am very proud to present him to our audiences.

Derek has touched on the music of J.S. Bach in his previous concerts for us, but never have we been treated to an entire concert of Bach's music performed by Derek.

This livestream concert is definitely going to be special!"

- Michael MacManus, Melbourne Guitar Festival

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