IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE
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.
All proceeds will be split 50:50 between the artists and the Melbourne Guitar Festival.
“Tenderness and delicacy, sensitivity and perfection. But also playfulness and exuberance, virtuosity and sheer joy… The Gothenburg Combo plays classical music with pop appeal, exudes an irresistible life-affirming sense of humor and belong with these qualities to the leading guitar duos of the world.”
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany
The Gothenburg Combo (David Hansson and Thomas Hansy) are a notoriously boundary pushing guitar duo that has been hailed internationally since their formation in 1999 for their unique live performances, their original compositions and a suite of seminal recordings.
This performance is a concert replay from the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Festival, where they delighted audiences with a playful interpretation of Rossini’s Ouverture to the Barber of Seville and captivated listeners with pulsating and phasing rhythmic elements in their ground breaking work “Maelstrom”.
The colours of Spain were clearly evident in their rendition of Danza Espanola No 1 by Manuel de Falla, and oriental charm in their delightful arrangement of the traditional Chinese work Zi Zhu Diao.
Further musical exploration abounds with a taste of Sweden from the 18th Century in their medley “Stockholm 1750” and the masterful writing of Johannes Brahms is expertly interpreted in his Intermezzo op 118, No 2.
A moving performance finishes the program with “If the forest could weep” , a work composed by the Gothenburg Combo, which explores the devastating impact of soldiers marching to war who were never to return. A true highlight of their program!
Performance length: 60mins