July 23rd, 2023Contra Guitar Duo
Queensland-based Contra Guitar Duo – Hamish Strathdee and Emma-Shay Gallenti-Guilfoyle will close the Newstead Arts Hub winter program on Saturday, July 29.
The concert will showcase the varied and richly expressive capabilities of the guitar.
Describing themselves as opposing yet complementary performers, Hamish and Emma-Shay met at university auditions in 2011 and have been making music together ever since. Their contrasting musical personalities and personal chemistry bring a dynamic spin to the fantastic combination of two guitars.
Their performance of around 70 minutes will featuring works by Johann Kasper Mertz, Phillip Houghton, Maria Grenfell, Ross Edwards, Alexandre Tansman and Clarice Assad.