FREE Masterclass Harold Gretton 

11:30am, Sept 22nd, Dalton Room Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre (Upstairs)  

Length: 2hrs  

How does a masterclass work?

4 students will perform in this class, with Harold spending 30mins with each player "one-on-one".

Harold will offer feedback regarding musical direction and technique, and will "workshop" the pieces with the students in front of an open audience.

Audience members will also gain a unique insight into the music performed, and will likely pick up a few tips on technique and musical expression!

A fantastic learning experience!

BOOKINGS are not required to observe, it will be available to all until the room is full :) 

Observation is FREE 

If you wish to perform in this class, please click the red button below ($50 cost to perform in this class, 4 players maximum)

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About Harold Gretton

"During my studies with Tim Kain in Canberra and the Duo Melis in Strasbourg I was lucky to win a few competitions, which had me performing and giving classes all over Europe, the USA and of course Australia. I’ve also organised concert forays into south-east Asia, and I am keen to explore this region more.  

Iarold is currently Head of Guitar a love playing all sorts of music, perhaps one of the main advantages of being a guitarist. I always include something Australian in my concert programs. I’m particularly passionate about early to mid 19th century music, the so-called romantic guitar, as a result of my research interests during and after study. I get excited about composers like Sor, Coste, Mertz, Regondi and Legnani, and particularly enjoy opening audiences’ and students’ ears to the freedoms that can bring this music to life.  

My love of sharing the musical experience has lead me into a large number of different chamber music formations, from duos to septets, including the acclaimed guitar quartet Guitar Trek, the Duo Amythis with the wonderful Belgian guitarist Véronique van Duurling, and another duo with Australian flautist Lina Andonovska. I have tours planned with the Phoenix Trio, and a bunch of other collaborations planned for 2019.  

I like to compose, especially when I see the possibility of a performance. My works mainly include guitar, and don’t fit neatly into any particular style. I write music that I’d like to hear performed, and my tastes are varied."

Harold is currently Head of Strings and guitar lecturer at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music

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Image: Eldon Hogan performing Arts Centre, Xavier College, Kew