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Grigoryan Brothers

Grigoryan Brothers


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Guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are considered among the finest musicians of their generation, embracing disparate genres such as classical, jazz, and contemporary music from around the world. Since their first acclaimed Australian tour in 2002, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan have astounded audiences worldwide with their guitar virtuosity. They have toured extensively throughout Australia and overseas: to Europe, the United States, Britain, Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. The brothers also have performed with symphony orchestras and at international festivals in Australia and Europe

The Grigoryan Brothers’ 2019-20 season includes a highly anticipated tour of the USA, appearing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the Allegro Guitar Society of Dallas, the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society, the Omni Foundation, and the Nashville Guitar Society.

Regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo, The Adelaide Review has remarked that, “the Grigoryan Brothers’ name is shorthand for a mastery of the guitar”. Their repertoire runs the gamut of classical guitar compositions, including the concertos of Joaquín Rodrigo and works by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Fasch, and Manuel de Falla. In particular, the Grigoryan Brothers’ recording of Rodrigo’s guitar concertos with the Queensland Symphony has earned unanimous acclaim. Cecilia Rodrigo, the only daughter of Joaquín Rodrigo, praised the Grigoryan brothers for “their masterful performance of Concierto madrigal which is so significant in the world of Joaquín Rodrigo’s compositions.” The Grigoryan Brothers exhibit a deep appreciation and understanding of a broad spectrum of musical styles in their work. This has resulted in many collaborations involving music, both written and improvised.

In 2018, the Grigoryan Brothers composed, arranged, and recorded the soundtrack for the film A Boy Called Sailboat. They also performed the soundtrack live at special screenings of the film across Australia. The Grigoryan Brothers have a close and productive relationship with the Austrian musician Wolfgang Muthspiel, a renowned jazz guitarist. They have been touring with Muthspiel, performing original works by Leonard Grigoryan as well as works by Muthspiel. The Grigoryan Brothers have also recorded an album with another fraternal music duo, the Tawadros brothers, Joseph and James. The album, titled Band of Brothers, is a collaboration between the Grigoryan Brothers and the acclaimed oudist Joseph Tawadros and James Tawadros, a traditional percussionist. The Grigoryan Brothers toured with the Canadian singer-songwriter k.d. lang across Australia and North America. They have received four Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards and an incredible twenty-four ARIA award nominations. As a duo they have recorded thirteen albums. The brothers have a passion for expanding their repertoire through new arrangements, compositions, and commissions. The resulting sound is a unique incorporation of a multitude of influences.

The Grigoryan Brothers return for a guitar show which explores all genres

Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are considered two of the world’s foremost classical guitarists, touring and recording around the globe as both solo artists and as an award winning duo.

The pair have developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire – embracing genres such as classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world.

– Alex Crowe, Central Western DailyRelated Link

Grigoryan Brothers make their guitars sing with many voices

“But perhaps the highlight of the night was their superb performance of Nigel Westlake’s Song from the Forest, originally composed for homegrown guitar great John Williams and Timothy Kain — a mantle from two masters of their instruments worthily passed on to this exciting duo from the new generation.

– Steve Moffatt, The Daily TelegraphRelated Link

This Time

“The majority of the works on this album have been written, or re-worked specifically for the duo. This revering by the composers for the performers and vice versa is elucidated powerfully in the musicianship throughout and is what makes it a stand-out…I continue to find new joy, new adventures in this album with each fresh listening.”

– Mandy Stefanakis, The Music TrustRelated Link

Exceptional guitar duo the Grigoryan Brothers just continue to amaze

“The brothers’ ensemble playing — the precision and energy — is highlighted on the Mosstrooper Peak section itself, with intricate passages played in close harmony. Nara Inlet is more elegiac while Butterfly Bay contains all the tenderness and grief a father feels for a lost child.”

– Steve Moffatt, The Daily TelegraphRelated Link

 

The Best of the Grigoryan Brothers – ABC Classics | Released 02/23/2018


 

Play – ABC Classics | Released 01/01/2003


Orchestral

  • J. S. Bach
    Concerto for 2 violins BWV 1043 (arr. E. Grigoryan)
    Concerto for harpsichord BWV 1052 (arr. E. Grigoryan)
    Concerto for 2 harpsichords BWV 1060 (arr. E. Grigoryan)

    G. F. Handel
    Concerto for Organ in B flat Major (arr. E. Grigoryan)

    Joaquin Rodrigo
    Concierto Madrigal

    Antonio Vivaldi
    Concerto for two mandolins in G Major, RV 532

Sample Recital Program

  • Program 1:
    Mompou: 8th variation from ‘Variations on a theme by Chopin
    Mompou: Cancion y Danza no. 7
    De Falla: 2 piezas españolas
    Debussy: Suite Bergamasque
    Intermission-
    Westlake: Sonata ‘Mosstrooper Peak’
    Piazzolla: Tango Suite
    Towner: Beneath an Evening Sky

    Program 2:
    Handel: Organ Concerto in B flat Major
    Tchaikovsky: Selection from ‘The Seasons’.
    L. Grigoryan: Distance
    -Intermission-
    Towner: Suite for Two Guitars
    Lovelady: Incantation no. 2
    Gnattali: Suite Retratos
    Bellinati: Jongo

    Program 3:
    S. Grigoryan: Fantasy on a theme of William Lawes
    Tchaikovsky: None but the lonely heart
    Bach: Arioso
    De Falla: 7 Popular folk songs
    Debussy: Clare de Lune
    Towner: Duende
    -Intermission-
    L. Grigoryan: This Time
    Faure: Apres une Reve
    Westlake: Songs from the forest
    Muthspiel: Looking for Elba
    Dvorak: Songs My Mother Taught Me
    L. Grigoryan: Blues for Ralph
    Gnattali: Chiquinha Gonzaga

Orchestral

  • J. S. Bach
    Concerto for 2 violins BWV 1043 (arr. E. Grigoryan)
    Concerto for harpsichord BWV 1052 (arr. E. Grigoryan)
    Concerto for 2 harpsichords BWV 1060 (arr. E. Grigoryan)

    G. F. Handel
    Concerto for Organ in B flat Major (arr. E. Grigoryan)

    Joaquin Rodrigo
    Concierto Madrigal

    Antonio Vivaldi
    Concerto for two mandolins in G Major, RV 532

Sample Recital Program

  • Program 1:
    Mompou: 8th variation from ‘Variations on a theme by Chopin
    Mompou: Cancion y Danza no. 7
    De Falla: 2 piezas españolas
    Debussy: Suite Bergamasque
    Intermission-
    Westlake: Sonata ‘Mosstrooper Peak’
    Piazzolla: Tango Suite
    Towner: Beneath an Evening Sky

    Program 2:
    Handel: Organ Concerto in B flat Major
    Tchaikovsky: Selection from ‘The Seasons’.
    L. Grigoryan: Distance
    -Intermission-
    Towner: Suite for Two Guitars
    Lovelady: Incantation no. 2
    Gnattali: Suite Retratos
    Bellinati: Jongo

    Program 3:
    S. Grigoryan: Fantasy on a theme of William Lawes
    Tchaikovsky: None but the lonely heart
    Bach: Arioso
    De Falla: 7 Popular folk songs
    Debussy: Clare de Lune
    Towner: Duende
    -Intermission-
    L. Grigoryan: This Time
    Faure: Apres une Reve
    Westlake: Songs from the forest
    Muthspiel: Looking for Elba
    Dvorak: Songs My Mother Taught Me
    L. Grigoryan: Blues for Ralph
    Gnattali: Chiquinha Gonzaga

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Short Biography

Australian guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are considered amongst the finest musicians of their generation having developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire – embracing genres such as classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world.

Between them, they have received 3 ARIA awards (Australian Recording Industry Association) and an incredible 24 ARIA Award nominations. As a duo they have recorded 8 albums with the 9th coming out in 2018. They have been touring internationally since 2003, regularly performing throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, as well as more performances in Brazil, South Africa, India and the Middle East.

Full Biography

Guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are considered among the finest musicians of their generation, embracing disparate genres such as classical, jazz, and contemporary music from around the world. Since their first acclaimed Australian tour in 2002, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan have astounded audiences worldwide with their guitar virtuosity. They have toured extensively throughout Australia and overseas: to Europe, the United States, Britain, Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. The brothers also have performed with symphony orchestras and at international festivals in Australia and Europe

The Grigoryan Brothers’ 2019-20 season includes a highly anticipated tour of the USA, appearing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the Allegro Guitar Society of Dallas, the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society, the Omni Foundation, and the Nashville Guitar Society.

Regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo, The Adelaide Review has remarked that, “the Grigoryan Brothers’ name is shorthand for a mastery of the guitar”. Their repertoire runs the gamut of classical guitar compositions, including the concertos of Joaquín Rodrigo and works by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Fasch, and Manuel de Falla. In particular, the Grigoryan Brothers’ recording of Rodrigo’s guitar concertos with the Queensland Symphony has earned unanimous acclaim. Cecilia Rodrigo, the only daughter of Joaquín Rodrigo, praised the Grigoryan brothers for “their masterful performance of Concierto madrigal which is so significant in the world of Joaquín Rodrigo’s compositions.” The Grigoryan Brothers exhibit a deep appreciation and understanding of a broad spectrum of musical styles in their work. This has resulted in many collaborations involving music, both written and improvised.

In 2018, the Grigoryan Brothers composed, arranged, and recorded the soundtrack for the film A Boy Called Sailboat. They also performed the soundtrack live at special screenings of the film across Australia. The Grigoryan Brothers have a close and productive relationship with the Austrian musician Wolfgang Muthspiel, a renowned jazz guitarist. They have been touring with Muthspiel, performing original works by Leonard Grigoryan as well as works by Muthspiel. The Grigoryan Brothers have also recorded an album with another fraternal music duo, the Tawadros brothers, Joseph and James. The album, titled Band of Brothers, is a collaboration between the Grigoryan Brothers and the acclaimed oudist Joseph Tawadros and James Tawadros, a traditional percussionist. The Grigoryan Brothers toured with the Canadian singer-songwriter k.d. lang across Australia and North America. They have received four Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards and an incredible twenty-four ARIA award nominations. As a duo they have recorded thirteen albums. The brothers have a passion for expanding their repertoire through new arrangements, compositions, and commissions. The resulting sound is a unique incorporation of a multitude of influences.