Contra Guitar Duo

August 22, 2020
7:00 pm
Melbourne (AEST)
Contra Guitar Duo


Due to public health concerns, live events have been cancelled all across the world.

In fact, the entire 2020 concert season for the Melbourne Guitar Festival is now shut down.

The Melbourne Guitar Festival is my only income, as my wife Amy is not working due to our 7 month old baby.

Our year has been thrown into financial disarray.

Many artists and event organisers will now be out of work for an unknown period of time.

If you wish to purchase a ticket to view the this exclusive digital concert, please know that you will be greatly helping support the artists involved and also my work with the Melbourne Guitar Festival.

Thank you for your support and understanding during these difficult times.

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.

Join us for this intimate livestream concert! There will also be an interactive Q+A at the conclusion of this event