Karin Schaupp & Pavel Steidl

Karin Schaupp & Pavel Steidl

Presented by Musica Viva

Two of the world’s finest guitarists, together on stage in an entertaining program of the utmost intimacy and beauty.

 Saturday 23 February, 7.30pm @ Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium

Bookings 02 4929 1977 www.ticketek.com.au   
More info www.musicaviva.com.au/Schaupp

Repertoire: Featuring duo and solo works by Mertz, Sor, Paganini, Giuliani, Granados, Albéniz, Janácek, Edwards, Houghton & Gnatalli.

‘Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar – save perhaps two.’ Frederic Chopin


Ship to Shore


The Song Company with guest artists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan (Guitars)

Thurs, 8 November

Newcastle Conservatorium


Ship to Shore features the extraordinary talents of the Grigoryan Brothers in a spirited performance for the end of the year.

The brothers Grigoryan are stellar performers. Seamlessly crossing the boundaries of classical and popular guitar styles, they are the perfect collaborators for this rollicking, swashbuckling program of shanties and songs about the sea.

From the coast of Newfoundland to the shores of Ireland and from the ports of Portugal to the sundrenched beaches of Brazil, the men that laboured on the tall ships were expected to sing. Back home, the women left behind found their own expression for loss and longing.

This concert contains some of the most memorable sea shanties written as well as adaptations of classic sea songs and a variety of music from around the seafaring world.

 Tickets: http://www.cityrecitalhall.com/events/id/1145/Ship-to-Shore-Newcastle/

Tango Nuevo Castillo!

Musica Viva Newcastle are pleased to invite you to an afternoon of Tango…


Join us for an afternoon of tantalising tango with ‘Tango Nuevo Castillo’:

Home Concert in Merewether (Details released when booking)

Tickets are $20 per person- payment details will be provided upon RSVP. Drinks and finger food will be provided following the concert.

All funds raised will support the Musica Viva concert series in Newcastle and the local ‘Musica Viva in Schools’ program.

RSVP is essential- please see details below.

‘Tango Nuevo Castillo’ is a newly formed band directed by Maggie Ferguson on bandoneon with Stan Chen on oboe, Judy Chen on piano and cello, and John Ferguson on guitar.  John will also be playing solo works for guitar.

Music by Piazolla, Villa-Lobos and more…

Numbers are strictly limited by the venue- to confirm your attendance and avoid disappointment, please RSVP as soon as possible to sjferg@optusnet.com.au.



the Sunday Interlude concert at Adamstown Uniting Centre on 21st
October, features outstanding young musicians plucking and bowing a variety of
string instruments including guitar, violin, and harp, with special guest and
mentor, guitarist, Giuseppe Zangari with Curtis Spiers.

Morning tea is served from 10.30am, with music at 11am.

Tickets $12, concession $10, child $5. Sunday Interlude concerts raise funds for Lifeline and the church’s music ministry.

Enquiries Jenny Barnes
– 4961 5955.

Songs of the Southern Skies

Songs of the Southern Skies

Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lizotte’s Newcastle


Dinner/Show Table: $96   (Includes: Main meal and show)

Show Only Upstairs: ( Bar menu available): $54   (Includes: Show only with bar menu available)

Two of Australia’s most loved female artists – songstress Katie Noonan and classical guitarist Karin Schaupp – are teaming up once again, this time exploring music close to home and very close to their hearts.

Songs of the Southern Skies features some of Australia and New Zealand’s best classical, folk, jazz and pop songs. The songs are performed with the intimate combination of Noonan’s angelic and versatile voice and Schaupp’s lyrical and fiery guitar.

Lizotte’s Newcastle

31 Morehead St

Lambton  NSW  2299

Bookings: 4956 2066


Further information for this event is available http://www.newcastle.lizottes.com.au/live/plan1.asp?id=1&date=2012-10-11&f=&showid=1025&price=92.00&price1=50.00&Username=

The Australian Guitar Duo

1pm Thursday 15 March

Lunch-time concert

University of Newcastle School of Drama, Fine Art & Music

Harold Lobb Concert Hall




“Australian compositions played by top-flight musicians”

– The Village Voice, NSW

The Australian Guitar Duo is becoming recognised as one of the most dynamic

and exciting guitar ensembles. The duo has performed throughout the world, including

at the New York Guitar Duo Festival in New York City, Project Cancion Española

in Spain, Festival de Musique Classique in France, Meadowlark Music Festival

in Nebraska, and numerous major cities throughout their native Australia.

Performing a mixture of contemporary Australian compositions and standard works from

the guitar duo repertoire, The Australian Guitar Duo consists of Rupert Boyd and Jacob

Cordover, both respected soloists in their own right. They met and formed as a duo in the

year 2000 while undertaking studies at the Australian National University School of

Music, where they studied with renowned Australian guitarist Timothy Kain.

The Australian Guitar Duo has been broadcast on radio stations throughout Australia and

the United States and was a prize winner of the chamber music division of the Australian

Guitar Competition. Mr. Boyd and Mr. Cordover both play hand-made Australian guitars,

and will be releasing their debut recording in early 2012.


Community Music Open Day: Guitar Workshop

Community Music Open Day: Guitar Workshop

2pm, Sunday November 13

Peter Martin Studio, The Conservatorium

Laman and Auckland St, Newcastle

Come along and enjoy an hour of ensemble and solo playing with Michael Fitzgerald.

Cost: Free!


Olives and Cassis: Music of the Basque and Beyond

Olives and Cassis: Music of the Basque and Beyond

Where France meets Spain

Featuring Jenny Duck-Chong, Mezzo-Soprano, with Sally Walker, Flute/Piccolo, Giuseppe Zangari, Guitar.
Works by: Granados, Satie, de Falla and more
When: 30 October 2011, 2 – 3 pm

Where: Newcastle Musuem, Workshop Way, Honeysuckle NSW 2300

Cost: Free


Presented by the Newcastle Region Art Gallery and the Newcastle Museum, in collaboration with The Conservatorium of Music: School of Music and Drama, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle.

Cary Lewincamp in concert – Simply beautiful music

Cary Lewincamp in concert
4pm, Sunday 14 August 2011
Australian Guitar Making School Workshop
56 Victory Parade
Toronto N.S.W. 2283
Limited tickets available so please book on: 0438 236 440

Cary’s beautiful original solo guitar music draws on the best elements of finger-style jazz, latin, folk and classical technique. Cary’s compositions are a reflection of the natural beauty and serenity of his home, Tasmania and his music transcends barriers and is loved by people of all ages and backgrounds.


Z.O.O. guitar duo in Newcastle, Sunday 7 August 2011

Double Dutch in Newcastle

Classical Guitar Newcastle presents
visiting virtuoso classical guitarists, Peter Constant & Marion Schaap
(Holland) in a concert of guitar duets on Sunday 7 August at 2:00pm at St.
John’s Anglican Church, Newcastle.

The duo ‘Z.o.o.’ has been
based in the Netherlands for the past 10 years and are performing in Newcastle
as part of their Australian tour celebrating 20 years as a duo. Their
impeccable ensemble playing, passionate music-making and on-stage repartee has
made them one of the most popular guitar ensembles on the Dutch chamber music
circuit. The duo’s playing has been described by Classical Guitar Magazine as
‘premier league quality’. There is a large body of works written for them,
indeed Peter and Marion have built a substantial reputation for presenting
exciting new repertoire in concerts and special workshops. They have worked in
film, television, radio and in total appear on some 14 commercial CD
recordings. Recent appearances have included the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the
Darwin International Guitar Festival, the International Guitar Festival of
Great Britain, Staunton Music Festival (Virginia), the Canadian Tulip Festival,
the Jazz- und Klassiktage Tübingen (Germany) and the prestigious
Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam. They play on ‘new generation’ guitars made by
renowned Australian luthiers Greg Smallman and Paul Sheridan.

Their Newcastle program includes
works by Antonio Vivaldi, Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Lauro, Stephen Wingfield,
Paulo Bellinati and Australian composer Gerald Brophy. An event not to be

guitar duo recital

2pm, Sunday 7 August 2011

St. John’s Anglican Church, Newcastle

Corner  of Parry & Dawson Streets, Cooks Hill


A recital of works by Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Lauro, Brophy and others.

Tickets can be purchased at the door

Enquiries: 0429 467 642 classicalguitarnewcastle@yahoo.com.au



Individual biographies below.

Peter Constant was ‘most outstanding graduate’ of the Canberra School of
Music (Timothy Kain) in 1989. He has been awarded the prestigious Harkness
Fellowship, named a ‘Fellow’ of Trinity College of Music London and won
multiple 1st prizes in the Australian Guitar Competition. Peter was a founding
member of the innovative 4tet Guitar Trek with whom he performed in many major
venues throughout Australia, Asia and America (D’addario Series). He has
collaborated with a diverse array of performers and composers, premiering
dozens of new works, many written especially for him. Peter’s solo CD A
Sympathetic Resonance was reviewed by the American Soundboard magazine as
“totally in command of the material, displaying a comprehensive palette of expression
and colour…an effective interpreter”. Maintaining a special interest in large
guitar ensembles, Peter was invited to conduct the European Youth Guitar
Ensemble and is currently chief conductor of the Netherlands Youth Guitar
Orchestra who recently worked with the great Pepe Romero. Between ’93-’98 Peter
was head lecturer in guitar at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.

Marion Schaap was a distinguished graduate of Sweelinck Conservatory
Amsterdam (Lex Eisenhardt) before going to Yale. Her performance credits
include the Concertgebouw and Ijsbreker as well as several major festivals.
Soundboard magazine described her playing as “truly exciting, very moving
and sincere… displaying a great dynamic range with no fear of taking risks”.
Marion’s special collaboration with Shakuhachi Master Andrew Macgregor yielded
a highly popular CD which features Marion’s own arrangements of Japanese koto
music for the guitar. She has also recorded music of Stravinsky and Manuel de
Falla for worldwide release on Naxos. A dedicated pedagogue, Marion has taught
at Melbourne University and sat on the board of the European Guitar Teachers’