Wolfgang Muthspiel is a shining light of the contemporary jazz-guitar generation
The New Yorker
Three acknowledged icons of the guitar world are bringing their incredible artistry to Australian audiences.
Wolfgang Muthspiel (Austria) and Slava and Leonard Grigoryan (Australia) are highly respected worldwide for their contributions to the guitar oeuvre, be it jazz, classical or world music.
With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, amazing telepathy and ability to draw emotion from every note, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists.
Muthspiel is one of the most revered guitarists on the world stage. Soon after graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston he joined the Gary Burton Quintet, the first guitarist to do so after Pat Metheny. A prolific collaborator, he has recorded and toured with the likes of Trilok Gurtu, Dhafer Youssef, Brian Blade, Rebecca Bakken, Youssou N’Dour, Maria Joao, Dave Liebmann, Paul Motian, Gary Peacock and many others.
Bringing diverse influences, stunning technique and risk-taking improvisations – performed on an array of guitars including classical, baritone, 12 string and electric guitar – the Grigoryan Brothers and Wolfgang Muthspiel promises to be a unique musical experience.
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The Grigoryans have a reputation of performing together so emphatically, they become extensions of each other
The Courier Mail, Brisbane
Muthspiel is in many ways a quintessential musician, combining a flawless technique honed by classical training with a restless musical imagination as likely to derive inspiration from Bach as from the blues or The Beatles.