02.10.17: In early 2016, Magda Community Artz (MCA), had the opportunity of inviting Adriano del Sal to perform in October that year. Adriano was to be in Australia as headline performer and adjudicator for the second Melbourne Guitar Foundation (MGF), “Melbourne International Guitar Competition”. The Magda concert would be one of 3 he gave while in Australia. An opportunity too wonderful to miss!
Within a couple of weeks, GianMarco Ciampa, asked if he could play Magda’s as well.
He was coming to Australia as a participant in the 2016 Melbourne Competition. So the idea of the Brisbane International Guitar Festival (BIGFest) was born. Johannes Moller and Laura Fraticelli came in March 2017; then followed Richard Gilewitz and Michael Fix; Tony McManus; and Lorenzo Micheli. (Lorenzo too was here as headline performer and adjudicator at the MGF 2017 International. At Magda’s, Lorenzo conducted a master class to a number of south east Queensland’s emerging classical guitarists.)
The response of music lovers was nothing short of ecstatic.
With the genie well and truly out of the bottle, guitarists from across Australia and around the world, were lining up with their EOI. It became apparent that BIGFest was insufficient to handle the possibilities. With the assistance of a couple of dedicated classical guitarists, Guitar Brisbane was born.
Just when we thought our year was drawing to a close, the genie reappeared: Magda Community Artz, Guitar Brisbane and BIGFest are thrilled to bring to the Magda stage 2 stunning guitarists:
7.30pm, Friday 24th November: Thibaut Garcia.
7.30pm, Saturday 25th, November: Jose Maria Gallardo Dey Rey.
For further detail and bookings, please visit: Guitar Brisbane.
No matter what music you play, no matter what music you listen to, don’t miss this extra-ordinary weekend of 2 of the world’s finest musicians. Diarise and book now.
So what’s in the pipeline for 2018? Exquisite music in Magda’s intimate studio! With our gentle and low-key ambience and beautiful acoustics you may find yourself sitting almost within touching distance of some of the world’s leading guitarists!
Please note: no one is too old or too young to enjoy fabulous music at Magda’s.
Please refer to both Guitar Brisbane and Magda Community Artz for further details and booking information. And don’t miss these last 2 thrilling concerts: Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November.