Top Guitar Talent in Playing in Melbourne in June and July

Today’s post demonstrates that not only is Melbourne the world’s most liveable city (according to The Economist’s Intelligence Unit), but it’s also pretty flipping good if you’re a guitarist.

The next few months will see Melbourne play host to an absolute wealth of classical guitar talent. If you’re in town make sure you head along to check these folks out!


Melbourne Guitar Quartet “Baroque Reworked” – Tuesday 17th June, 6pm, Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Guitar Quartet are joining forces with Donna Coleman (keyboard) and Ron Murray (didgeridoo) for a very unique program of Baroque music.

The program will feature the quartet’s impressive arrangements of Vivaldi and Bach works, including their fantastic reworking of J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. We will also be treated to the quartet teaming up with Donna Coleman to perform  J.S. Bach’s Concerto in D minor, BWV.1052 along with Ron Murray on didgeridoo. Can’t wait to hear this one!!

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Make sure you get your tickets here:

Ifyou’d like a taster you can listen to their recent ABC Classic FM radio broadcast recorded live at the launch recital for their latest album (“in colour”) in March this year:


Campbell Diamond – Saturday 21st June, 7pm, St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Richmond

Campbell Diamond is living up to his surname, and is a true up-and-coming talent on the Australian classical guitar scene. Campbell won the the Open Class of the 2013 Classical Guitar Society of Victoria Competition with his 2010 C900 Lance Litchfield cedar top. Definitely one to watch – and a concert to get yourself along to!
Listen to his 2013 award-winning performance here:
Daniel Nistico – Sunday 6th July, 3pm, St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Richmond
The super-talented Daniel Nistico is back in Australia fresh from his studies in the USA. I’m seriously looking forward to how the young maestro has developed over the last few months. Very exciting!
Maximo Pujol Trio  Saturday 12th July, 7:30pm Melba Hall, University of Melbourne
Tickets available through
Another “do not miss” event! Check out a recent post on the upcoming concert from the Argentine master and friends here: Maximo Pujol Trio in Melbourne
Johannes Möller – 22nd July, 7pm Early Music Studio 27 Royal Parade, University of Melbourne, Parkville
If the preceding guitaristic talent weren’t enough for you, the 2010 Guitar Foundation of America competition winner is making his way to Melbourne next month. Needless to say places in his masterclass were snapped up faster than a hot snag at a barbie!
This guitarist is just as hot, and his Melbourne recital is another “do not miss” event. This is what’s in store:
Adelaide International Guitar Festival

And it that were not enough six stringed feasting for you, Adelaide plays host to the Adelaide International Guitar Festival next month too, with classical, blues, jazz, rock and folk guitar styles all featuring:



One thought on “Top Guitar Talent in Playing in Melbourne in June and July

  1. Hello,

    We are proud to invite you to our Festival of Chamber Music and poetry. This is the third year running for the Strathvea Festival in the Yarra Valley, and I have to say that personally, it is one of the most beautifully exquisite concerts I have ever experienced.
    The concerts are held in the intimate space of the dining room of the guesthouse. There is no amplification, just purely acoustic. Candle light sets the atmosphere as the musicians perform on their baroque instruments, using pig gut strings. John Wood will be performing poetry on the Sunday afternoon with the Australian Haydn Ensemble. Again a beautifully crafted performance by artists who know how to evoke an atmosphere that is highly memorable and sends tingles down your spine.
    I sincerely hope you can make it. It is an artistic experience not to be missed.
    Please find details at

    Kind regards,
    Deanne Eccles

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