Mak Grgic
Livestream Concert

Touted as a “gifted young guitarist” by the New York Times, Mak Grgic is a star on the worldwide stage.

Don't miss this exclusive livestream concert!

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August 29th, 3pm AEST
(August 28th, 7pm PDT)
"Choose your price" from AUD$22
(approx $15USD)

Adventurous, Daring and Passionate

“Gifted young guitarist”
New York Times

Mak Grgic
Livestream Concert

Touted as a “gifted young guitarist” by the New York Times, Mak Grgic is a star on the worldwide stage.

Don't miss this exclusive livestream concert!

August 29th, 3pm AEST
(August 28th, 7pm PDT)
"Choose your price" from AUD$22
(approx $15USD)

Adventurous, Daring and Passionate

“Gifted young guitarist”
New York Times

About this concert:

Touted as a “gifted young guitarist” by the New York Times, and “a guitarist to keep an eye on” by the Washington Post, Mak Grgic [GER-gich] is a star on the worldwide stage.

An expansive and adventurous repertoire attests to his versatility and wide-ranging interests. From the ethnic music of his native Balkans to fresh interpretations of classical favourites, his roles as soloist, collaborator, and recording artist are fueled by curiosity, imagination, and boundless energy. As a testament to his versatility and wide-ranging appeal, in 2018 MAK was invited by legendary singer-songwriter k.d. lang to perform as the opening act for the North American leg of her Ingénue Redux Tour

Along those lines, the repertoire for this concert doesn't fall short of the adventurous spirit.

Starting of with the standards of classical music, the mvt 1 and 4 of Bach's magnum opus Sonata for Violin no. 1, the listener will then be taken to the cradle of classical guitar, its native Spain. Lagrima, a short mellow and yet uplifting jewel by Francisco Tarrega, world's first guitar soloist, and Asturias by Isaac Albeniz, will make it a nice spanish pairing for any listener to enjoy.

Following this will be a selection of tunes from Mak's CD Cinema Verismo, celebrating movie classics. Gabriel's Oboe and Good, Bad and Ugly are the quintessential pieces by the Italian Oscar winning composer Ennio Morricone, most known for his work on Spaghetti Western movies.

After that we will be taken to Mak's home region of the Balkans, starting with a short rhapsodic Slovenian national tune. This will then be followed by a selection of 3 Balkan pieces, ethnic to the ear, but arranged for the guitar by master guitarist Miroslav Tadic.

As a concluding set of the program, Mak chose a set of crowd pleasers. The Rondo Alla Turca originally written for the piano, is taken on a spin of styles in this craftfull arrangement for solo guitar, making your shoes tap and your hands clap.

To round of the program, we will be hearing a solemn piece by Peter Maxwell Davies, year-long royal British librarian and the classical guitar's favourite joropo, the Seis por Derecho from Venezuela!

Tickets for the livestream are "choose your price" with options starting from AUD $22 (approx $15 USD). All sales are split 50:50 between the Melbourne Guitar Festival and Performing Artist for each concert.

Program

J. S. Bach: Adagio & Presto from Violin Sonata No.1, BWV 1001

F. Tarrega: Lagrima

I. Albeniz: Asturias

E. Morricone: Gabriel's Oboe & Good, Bad and Ugly

Slovenian Trad.: Zrejlo je Zito

M. Tadic: 3 Balkan Pieces

W.A. Mozart/L. First: Turkish March

P. M. Davies: Farewell to Stromness

A. Lauro: Seis por Derecho

Mak Grgic
Livestream Concert

Touted as a “gifted young guitarist” by the New York Times, Mak Grgic is a star on the worldwide stage.

Don't miss this exclusive livestream concert!

August 29th, 3pm AEST
(August 28th, 7pm PDT)
"Choose your price" from AUD$22
(approx $15USD)

Adventurous, Daring and Passionate

“Gifted young guitarist”
New York Times

Mak Grgic
Livestream Concert

Touted as a “gifted young guitarist” by the New York Times, Mak Grgic is a star on the worldwide stage.

Don't miss this exclusive livestream concert!

August 29th, 3pm AEST
(August 28th, 7pm PDT)
"Choose your price" from AUD$22
(approx $15USD)

Adventurous, Daring and Passionate

“Gifted young guitarist”
New York Times