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Slava Grigoryan - guitar

Slava Grigoryan - guitar

Regarded as a 'wizard' of the guitar with a talent for bewitching his audiences, Slava Grigoryan has forged a global reputation as a classical guitar virtuoso.

Grigoryan was born in Kazakhstan and immigrated with his family to Australia in 1981. At seventeen he was signed to the Sony Classical label and his first tour – at just eighteen – was with guitar legends Paco Peña and Leo Kottke. Since then he has travelled the world as a soloist and with orchestras in Australia, Europe, Asia and North America, and performed at dozens of national and international arts, music and guitar festivals.

Creative collaborations have included his famed guitar duo with brother Leonard Grigoryan, as well as with string quartets, chamber ensembles, composers, Saffire - The Australian Guitar Quartet, guitar trio MGT with Wolfgang Muthspiel (Austria) and Ralph Towner (USA), Australian baritone José Carbó and the Tawadros Brothers. Slava has won ARIA awards for Best Classical Album and released over 20 solo and collaborative albums.

Slava Grigoryan will be joining the Australian String Quartet for the first National Season 2017 concert, Migration.