Contra Guitar Duo
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!

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August 22nd, 7pm AEST

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
MGF livestream viewer

Contra Guitar Duo
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!

August 22nd, 7pm AEST

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
MGF livestream viewer

About this concert:

Opposing yet complimentary performers can create thrilling artistry - this is the basis on which Contra Guitar Duo was formed by Hamish Strathdee and Emma-Shay Gallenti-Guilfoyle.

The pair met at their university auditions nine years ago, and have been making music together ever since. Their contrasting musical personalities and charming personal chemistry bring a dynamic spin to the fantastic combination of two guitars.

United by their passion to bring audiences music they love, Hamish and EmmaShay are excited to showcase the varied and rich expressive capabilities of the guitar duo as an ensemble.

This concert will explore music from the Classical and Romantic traditions of the guitar, with music from Puccini, Rossini, Segovia, Tansman and Castelnuovo-Tedesco, juxtaposed with splashes of modern Australiana by Phillip Houghton.

Program

Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868)
The Barber of Seville
(arr. Mauro Giuliani)

Alexandre Tansman (1897 – 1986)
Variations on a theme by Scriabin
(arr. Tilman Hoppstock)

Phillip Houghton (1954 – 2017)
Wave Radiance

Andrés Segovia (1893 – 1987)
DiverEmento

Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)
Crisantemi
(arr. Angelo Gilardino)

Mario Castelnuovo (1895 – 1968)
Tedesco Sonata Canonica Op. 196
 II. Tempo di Siciliane. Andanto
III. Ritmico e decisio. Tempo di fandango

Phillip Houghton (1954 – 2017)
Three Duets
 I. The Mantis and the Moon
II. Lament
III. Alchemy

Contra Guitar Duo
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!

August 22nd, 7pm AEST

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
MGF livestream viewer

Contra Guitar Duo
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!

August 22nd, 7pm AEST

“What a treat to listen in the comfort of home. Being able to be so close to see the artists fingers at their lightning speed producing such wonderful sound was a delight. The absence of a coughing audience (often at special moments) is welcome... A unique experience and we look forward to enjoying music in this way again."
Janice
MGF livestream viewer