Just a wee post this morning folks to introduce to you a brand new initiative by young Melbourne guitarists, Michael MacManus and Evan Hopkins – the Melbourne Guitar Foundation.
The guys have launched this Foundation with mission to promote and cultivate the classical guitar in Australia.
Their vision is of an engaged local community of guitarists contributing towards a culture of learning, support and sharing of ideas to create the best musical and artistic environment in Australia.
Through masterclasses, individual lessons, concerts, competitions, scholarships and festivals, the Melbourne Guitar Foundation is seeking to engage the Australian community with the best classical guitarists throughout the world. By nurturing and developing an Australian wide guitar family made up of professional concert artists, teachers, amateurs and enthusiasts alike they aim to encourage the next generation of Australian classical guitar concert artists.
The Melbourne Guitar Foundation (or MGF for short) will be presenting an exciting concert series program in 2015 among other activities, so stay tuned!
The recent concert in Melbourne of Swedish guitarist Johannes Möller was in fact the very first presentation by the MGF. Check out this live recording taken during Möller’s Melbourne performance.
I’m sure there will be many more exciting performances to come!
So you don’t miss out head along and sign up to the MGF Facebook page and YouTube channel.