Classical guitarists headed for Sydney in November tell us about their favourite pieces of music for the instrument.

Sydney is set to host a line-up of top international and local guitarists in the inaugural Classical Guitar Festival Sydney running at Mosman Art Gallery and the Sydney Opera House from November 16 – 19.

Leading Australian guitar quartet, Guitar Trek, celebrates its 30th anniversary of music-making in a special opening concert. The closing concert will be given by one of the world’s pre-eminent classical and flamenco guitarists, José Maria Gallardo Del Rey from Spain. Other artists gracing the stage over the four-day festival include young French superstar of the classical guitar, Thibaut Garcia, with a programme of French and Spanish masterpieces, and the Russian-born virtuoso Vladimir Gorbach, who leads the guitar department at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Andrew Blanch, winner of last year’s Melbourne International Guitar Competition and one of Australia’s most prominent young soloists, will offer a programme of music from Latin America and beyond. The mimi duo (piano and guitar) will present a magical blend of exotic impressions from Spain and Japan and their own compositions. The Sydney Guitar Trio will be spinning yarns and telling tales with...

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