2019 Guitarathon is here!


Classical guitar students from the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music will embark on a six-hour performance marathon. In its third year the successful event will kick off at 12.00 pm, Sunday 3 November in Elder Hall.

Under the direction of lecturer Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini, 14 undergraduate and postgraduate students will perform an eclectic program of solo and chamber music.

"Rather than just preparing for performance exams and technique assessments, this unique event is a fun way for our up-and-coming performers to put on display some of the fantastic music we've been working on this semester," says Dr Fartach-Naini.

"It’s also a less formal opportunity for audiences to get a taste of the many things classical guitar entails as they will be free to wander in and out of Elder Hall throughout the afternoon as they please, sampling high-calibre guitar music as well as delicious food and wine, for however long they like.”

The stylistically very diverse programme includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Mauro Giuliani, Leo Brouwer, Francisco Tárrega, Carlo Domeniconi, Nigel Westlake, Philip Houghton, Astor Piazzolla, Georg Philipp Telemann, Andrew York, Nikita Koshkin, Brad Richter, Gary Ryan, Paulo Bellinati, Jack Daws, Abel Carlevaro, Fernando Sor and many more.

The non-stop event will culminate in a performance of the Elder Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble featuring the combined talents of Renae Attenborough, Emanuel Auciello, Dylan Boller, Sam Kirkpatrick, Jack Daws, Liam Ellis, Callum Goodhand, Jonathan Lui, Longfei Ma, Timothy Parsons, Alexandra Shepherd, Caleb Lavery-Brook, Queenie Li and James Rawley.

Performances will start at midday, with each performance lasting anywhere between 15 to 60 minutes.

WHAT:             Guitarathon 2019

WHERE:           Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace

WHEN:             12–6.00 pm, Sunday 3 November 2019

COST:             Free event. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the event

This event is proudly sponsored by Kay Brothers Winery.

This event is another example of how the University of Adelaide is playing an active role in the community as part of the Beating Heart of Adelaide.


Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini, Elder Conservatorium of Music, The University of Adelaide. Mobile: +61 (0)414 597 228 Email: oliver.fartach-naini@adelaide.edu.au


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