GRIGORYAN BROTHERS: SONGS WITHOUT WORDS
“Guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority. Musicality, expressivity and daring” The New York Times
The Grigoryan Brothers’ performances have a power, vitality and precision that pushes the boundaries of guitar virtuosity. No sibling rivalry here; this is collaboration and harmony at its best. Their skill is matched only by their delight in improvisation.
Performing works from their latest album, the brothers return to their classical repertoire with songs by Bach, Elgar, Dvořák and Rachmaninoff, all masterfully arranged for them by their father Edward. They also display their diverse skills and their passion for musical exploration and collaboration, encompassing jazz, Latin, world and folk, and creating a unique sound that defies definition.
The intimacy of the brothers’ performances reveals a shared life and a shared musical consciousness. Slava started studying guitar when he was six, Leonard began at four. Each with remarkable solo careers, they first performed together in concert in 2006.
Since then they have recorded six duo albums, been nominated for four ARIA awards and toured through Europe, America, Asia, Russia and the Middle-East. Their concerts have entranced audiences worldwide, earning them a large and devoted following.
Duration: approximately 2 hours, including interval
Who: Grigoryan Brothers
Where: City Recital Hall
When: Saturday 1 April, 2017