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Vladimir Gorbach - The Seasons of Guitar

Vladimir Gorbach - The Seasons of Guitar

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  • Sun 28 Oct ’18, 5:00pm – 6:30pm


Whittaker's Musical Museum, 2 Korora Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • WMM Friends: $20.00
  • Students/children: $10.00


Internationally acclaimed guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has captivated audiences across Europe, Japan, Australia, the United States and his native country of Russia. He has recorded for Naxos and published his own arrangements of music for lute.

Currently, he is based at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and crosses the Tasman to join the New Zealand Guitar Quartet.

At Whittaker's, he will play a range of works written or arranged for solo guitar, including Piazzolla's 'The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires' (Estaciones Portenas, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estaciones_Porteñas), which lends the concert its title.

The other composers on this special programme are Bach, Scarlatti, Aguado, Ginastera and Llobet. Several of the works are based on dances. Join us for this exciting event, which will be the fourth and second-to-last concert of our Spring Season.

Vladimir began his guitar studies at an early age in the class of Professor Yuri Kuzin at the State Music School in Novosibirsk and later with Arkady Burkhanov at the Glinka Conservatory. He continued his studies at the Music Academy in Cologne, Germany, with Roberto Aussel. His international success began when he was accepted into the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation "Live Music Now" outreach programme.

He then went on to win many international guitar competitions and prizes in Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Greece and the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America earning him a full season concert tour throughout North America, including at Debut Carnegie Hall, NY; Canada, Mexico, South America, and China, in addition to a publication with Mel Bay and a recording for the Naxos label distributed worldwide.

He has performed in recitals and as a soloist with chamber ensembles of the Orchestra de Las Beiras, the Orchestra de Aveiro, the Russian Academic Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva, the Symphony Orchestra of New Russia, and Junge Philharmonie Köln, and has made appearances at the Moscow Philharmonic Concert Series, Koblenz International Guitar Festival (Germany), Guitar Art Festival Belgrade (Serbia), Vienna Guitar Forum (Austria), Nantes Summer Guitar Academy (France), Vondelpark Festival (The Netherlands), and Sydney Crows Nest Concert Cycle (Australia), in addition to giving master-classes at numerous festivals.

Recent highlights include:
- A tour of Japan
- The 2015 La Guitarra California Festival
- Appointment as faculty of guitar at Sydney University
- Opening the season for the Boston Classical Guitar Society season
- A recital for the Seattle Classical Guitar Society
- Taking on a part-time faculty role at the California State University, Fullerton
- Being selected as the first International Artist Fellow in Music (the university's most elite graduate fellowship in the Arts which is granted annually to only one fellow in each of five arts schools) at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, to pursue his Doctoral of Musical Arts (DMA) studies.

The New Zealand Guitar Quartet, of which he is a member, has been hailed as a national music treasure (Christchurch Music Festival 2014). Its highly acclaimed performances have included a 17-concert tour in 2017.

Vladimir plays a Daniele Chiesa 2012 guitar fitted with Augustine Strings.

Be sure to book your seats early!

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