• Burke scores high-stringed pair

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    DARING: Leonard and Slava Grigoryan are to perform in a special December 1 concert at Beechworth’s Burke Museum. IMAGE: ABC Classic

    AUSTRALIA’S finest classical guitarists – brothers Slava and Leonard Grigoryan – will present an intimate concert for just 60 people at Beechworth’s Burke Museum on December 1.

    Burke collections manager Linda Peacock has secured a Creative Victoria grant to fund the performance by the much-lauded pair, whose playing a music critic from The New York Times described as work of “uncommon originality and authority” and “daring”.

    For this performance the brothers will play works from their latest release, ‘Songs without words’ by ABC Classics, which sees a return to classical repertoire.

    The album includes songs by composers such as Bach, Elgar, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Faure, De Falla and Ponce – masterfully arranged for them by their father, Edward.

    This familial collaboration is not new, with Edward Grigoryan arranging the music of Tchaikovsky’s suite for piano ‘The Seasons’ for his sons’ critically acclaimed 2012 release.

    Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, Slava and Leonard seek to expand Their musical horizons with new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions.


    Ms Peacock has also arranged for the brothers to give a small daytime performance and workshop for guitar students from Beechworth Secondary College while they are in Beechworth.

    Limited tickets for the 8pm concert are available for $50 (no concession) from the Burke Museum. Call 03 5728 8067 or email [email protected] to reserve a seat.

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