FREE Lunchtime Classical Concert feat. Harold Gretton
South West Music is thrilled to present the first of its ‘Lunchtime Classical’ concerts for its 2021 Program featuring classical guitarist, Harold Gretton.
Harold brings a diverse mix of masterpieces to life with an interpretive approach founded as much on raw passion as on thorough research. Not only interested in discovering new repertoire, he is equally at home rediscovering older classics. His unique vision is enriched by historical information in all of the virtuoso works he performs.
Please join us this Friday, 23 July 2021 at South West Music Regional Conservatorium at 1pm. Limited seating is available so bookings are essential 03 5881 4736.
Harold began playing guitar at the age of 7. After formative studies with Carolyn Kidd, he started his Bachelor of Music studies at the Australian National University (ANU) School of Music under the guidance of Timothy Kain AM. He completed his Bachelor of Music with first-class honours in 2006 and was awarded the Friends of the ANU School of Music Bernhard Neumann prize for most outstanding graduate. He completed his PhD at the ANU School of Music in 2010, and in 2012 went on to complete a “Cour de spécialisation” (as a guitar duo with Véronique van Duurling) at the Strasbourg conservatory with the Duo Melis.
Harold has won numerous national and international competitions, including first prize in the 7th international guitar competition of J.K Mertz (2010), first prize in the 2007 Vienna Guitar Forum – International Guitar Competition (Austria) and first prize in the 2007 Cordoba Guitar Festival – International Guitar Competition (Spain).
He has performed worldwide including concerts at the ORF RadioKulturhaus (Austria), at the Cordoba Guitar Festival (Spain), at the Mikulov Guitar Festival (Czech Republic), and the Vienna Guitar Forum (Austria).