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Grigoryan Brothers & Wolfgang Muthspiel

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm


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A night of guitar mastery: Slava & Leonard Grigoryan are joined by Wolfgang Muthspiel (Austria), one of the most influential guitarists of his generation.

Originally scheduled as an MGT tour featuring Wolfgang, Slava and USA legend Ralph Towner, Leonard’s last minute inclusion is a result of Mr Towner falling ill – while he cannot make the tour, the good news is he is recovering well. Audiences can look forward to hearing existing compositions by Towner, Muthspiel & Grigoryan along with new works especially composed for this tour.

With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, amazing telepathy and ability to draw emotion from every note, Slava & 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. Since 2014 he has released three albums as a bandleader on the iconic German label ECM. These projects have seen him in the studio and on tour with jazz luminaries including Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Larry Grenadier, Ambrose Akinmusire and Eric Harland. Among his numerous awards are the Hans Koller prize for ‘Musician of the Year’ and ‘European Jazz Musician of the Year’. The Musicians Magazine elected him among the ‘top ten guitarists in the world’.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 with Wolfgang Muthspiel promises to be a unique musical experience.

A centrepiece of the 2016 Uppsala Guitar Festival (Sweden) was the appearance of Australia’s Grigoryan Brothers. Their first of three performances revealed two guitarists equally comfortable traversing the worlds of classical music, jazz and beyond.” Downbeat Magazine

‘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.” London Times

The Grigoryans have a reputation of performing together so emphatically, they become extensions of each other.’ The Courier Mail, Brisbane

“Wolfgang Muthspiel is a shining light of the contemporary jazz-guitar generation.” The New Yorker

CLICK HERE to see a performance of Icarus.

AT THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE LAWSON SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2019 AT 8.00PM (Doors open and food available from 7pm)

For full details as to booking your tickets go to the “Make a Booking” page on our web site and follow the steps.

Any problems ? Call John on 0403-033-947


LIGHT MEALS – $ Prices to be displayed on the night
Crunchy Asian salad with honey rosemary dressing and crispy wontons(v)
then add to this from the following selection:-
Pan fried coconut chicken sugar cane skewers.
Sesame beef and lemongrass skewers
BBQ pork buns &/or assorted dumplings including chicken & prawn or caramelised pumpkin sui mei(V) &/or mushroom money bags(V)

• Assortment of wines and beers available in accordance with terms of liquor permit.
• Soft drinks and water.

Please note- Please respect the fact that we are a not for profit association and we request that no food or drink be brought to or consumed at the venue.


February 16, 2019
8:00 pm


Mechanics Institute Lawson
284 Great Western Highway
Lawson (Enter near 18 Yileena Ave), NSW 2783 Australia
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