2:30 PM14:30



The Classical Guitar world was shocked and saddened by the recent passing of renowned Australian guitarist and composer Phillip Houghton.

His music inspired many guitarists and music lovers around the world. Eminent guitarist, John Williams, has premiered and recorded his work. The Australian Guitar groups Guitar TrekThe Melbourne Guitar Quartet, and Saffire have all played his works.

This event has been organised by the Classical Guitar Society of Victoria ( to celebrate Phil’s wonderful music. The President, Dr. Paul Nash, will be your Master of Ceremonies for the occasion.

Performers will include the Melbourne Guitar Quartet (MGQ), Dan McKay, Daniel Nistico, the recently formed Ladies Quartet (Nadia Sartori, Zeah Riordan, Tania Ravbar, and Alexandra Velasco), Kara Karavitis, John Mills, Gerard Mapstone, and Jemma Lee Donovan.

In addition, special video tributes will be presented by Karin Schaupp (Brisbane), The Agostino Duo (Sydney), and the Z.o.o Guitar Duo (The Netherlands). 

It will also be our pleasure to have Professor Tim Kain AO (former Head of Guitar, ANU) in attendance to give his reflections of his collaborations with Phillip. We hope you can join us to celebrate this brilliant and creative composer’s contribution to world of Australian music.

Location:  Montsalvat , 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham VIC 3095

Upper Gallery, Sunday 17 December, 2:30pm

$37 Adults
$32 Concession
$32 Friend of Montsalvat

Ticket price includes Devonshire Tea during interval
Bookings are essential as places are limited. To book, call Montsalvat on (03) 9439 7712



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Latin American Journey: feat. Giovanni Rivero + Daniel Nistico
6:00 PM18:00

Latin American Journey: feat. Giovanni Rivero + Daniel Nistico

Peru Comes to You: Two Internationally Acclaimed Guitarists to Perform Latin American Music

Why travel to Latin America when you can experience its vibrant culture right here in Melbourne?

Your guides for the evening: two internationally acclaimed guitarists who have won major awards, recorded multiple albums and performed around the world.

Experience the sounds of a true-blue Peruvian guitarist playing music from his home country, coupled with the fiery playing of a local virtuoso.

This is a one-time only event that brings the musical soul of Peru and Latin America to you.

Latin American Journey: Guitar Concert featuring Giovanni Riveros Lopez and Daniel Nistico

Sunday 10 December 2017 at 6:00pm

St. Bartholomew's Church
300 Burnley St. Richmond, Melbourne, VIC 3121

Donation Entry

Bookings at


More more information, please visit Daniel's website here:

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The Andres Segovia Memorial Concert 2017
3:00 PM15:00

The Andres Segovia Memorial Concert 2017

The Andres Segovia Memorial Concert 2017

Sunday 29th October 2017,  3:00pm – 5:30pm
St. Stephens Anglican Church
360 Church Street, Richmond 3121

2017 marks the 30th year of the passing of Andres Segovia in 1987. This event is a celebration by the Classical Guitar Society of Victoria of the contribution to the Classical Guitar by the great maestro Andres Segovia. Performers will include, John Griffiths, Gerard Mapstone, Meredith Connie (having just returned to Australia from the US), The Johnston Duo., Shaun Purkiss, Michael MacManus, The Duo consisting of Nadia Sartori and Tania Ravbar, Alice Pfeiffer, and Paul Nash (the President!)

On display at the event will be various items of Segovia Memorabilia including Books, Music, Vinyl records etc. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Segovia memorabilia!

Light supper will be provided

Tickets: Adult: $25, Concession: $20, Family: $60

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Six Fish and Nine Guitars
7:00 PM19:00

Six Fish and Nine Guitars


Oct 28, 7pm @ St Mary's Church, 428 Queensberry St, North Melbourne

Presented by the Melbourne Guitar Foundation

After an extensive concert tour of the southwest, accomplished classical guitar students from the University of Western Australia will be in Melbourne to perform an exciting concert of solo and chamber repertoire for the guitar.

Complimentary beer, wine and cheese platters served during intermission.

Purchase “pay what I like” tickets at

About the Program

Among Australia’s most active guitar programs, the concert will feature UWA students ranging from second year undergraduate to Masters candidates and alumni. The highly varied program has something for everyone, from the Baroque masterpieces of Bach to 21st century works by living composers.

The centrepiece will be an ensemble performance of Nigel Westlake’s "Six Fish”, a striking work inspired by Gould’s Book of Fish. Westlake employs a dobro and 12-string guitar in addition to standard classical guitars, using their unusual timbres to create six unique depictions of Australian sea creatures - from the aggression of a sling-jawed wrasse, which traps prey in a mouth that can extend half its body length, to the lazy sunfish catching rays as he leisurely floats along the surface.

This is a technically and musically exciting piece, rarely heard performed with the original instrumentation - a concert experience not to be missed!

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Songs of Yesterday - Melbourne International Guitar Festival
9:30 AM09:30

Songs of Yesterday - Melbourne International Guitar Festival

FREE EVENT: Registration is essential.

Come and witness one of Australia's foremost classical guitarists and ABC recording artist Matt Withers as he plays selections from his recent CD "Songs of Yesterday".

Matt will be performing on several guitars from GuitarsOnline and will be joined by two guest performers who will be performing on student models.

Sept 24, 9:30am. Melba Hall, Melbourne University.

Grab your FREE ticket here:


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CONCORDIA Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble - A Spring Concert
2:30 PM14:30

CONCORDIA Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble - A Spring Concert

CONCORDIA Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble - A Spring Concert

A Spring Concert
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
360 Church Street, Richmond
Sunday 17th September 2017 at 2.30 p.m.

A wide variety of music from the Baroque era to the 21st. Century, featuring
European and Australian composers, will be presented, and will include works by
Vivaldi, Elgar, Faure, Wolki, Nelson and Piazzolla.

Our featured Soloists
Robert Millar: Oboe
Juliette Maxwell: Piano Accordion
Michelle Nelson: Guitar

Musical Director: Basil Hawkins
Orchestra Leader: Marion Blaze

Admission: Adults $25, Concession: $20
Students (12 -16 years) $10, Children (U12) $0
(Refreshments included)
Bookings can be made through trybookings - The links are or
Tickets will also be available at the door – Come early

For further Enquiries, ring 9876 1467 or 0427 149 326

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