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    Sharon Draper & Slava Grigoryan (Photo by Simmo Shiff)

    RAZ Music presents
    THE TWYFORD – Hall venue
    7.30pm Thursday 22 August 2024

    Length: 1 hour 20 minutes, no interval
    Foyer box office & bar open from 7.00pm on Level 1
    Recommended for all ages 5+
    Twyford Gift Certificates NOT valid for this event



    The success of any collaboration is dependent on a myriad of factors, some obvious, others less tangible. Sharon & Slava Grigoryan are an example of such a synergy, resulting in music that connects deeply with the listener. Perhaps it is their union professionally and in life that provides the intangible factor fueling their passionate and sensitive performances. Their repertoire spans cultures, generations and genres – from standard works for guitar and cello (Vivaldi, Granados, Piazzolla) to creations by contemporary composers, their own compositions and arrangements which shine a new light on familiar favourites.

    Slava Grigoryan is an acknowledged guitar master on the world stage. Sharon Grigoryan has forged a formidable career throughout Australia performing with all major symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, including her seven-year tenure with the Australian String Quartet. Sharon & Slava Grigoryan’s debut album ‘Our Place’ (ABC) was nominated for Best Classical Album at the 2020 ARIA Awards.

    Slava Grigoryan

    Photo of Slava Grigoryan

    Regarded as a wizard of the guitar, Slava has forged a prolific reputation as a classical guitar virtuoso. Collaborations have played a huge part in Grigoryan’s career, most notable of these are in the trio with legendary USA guitarist Ralph Towner and Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel and the duo with brother Leonard Grigoryan. He has received 4 ARIA awards and an incredible 24 ARIA Award nominations. His international touring schedule has seen him perform throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA, as well as more exotic performances in Brazil, South Africa, India and the Middle East. Slava is the Artistic Director of the Adelaide Guitar Festival, a position he has held since 2009.

    Sharon Grigoryan

    Sharon’s position as cellist with the Australian String Quartet (2012 – 2020) was a recent highlight in a career spanning 18 years. From 2008 to 2012 Sharon was a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Since then she has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Spira Mirabilis Chamber Orchestra, as well as being a core member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. In 2015 Sharon performed as a guest with the Australia Ensemble and Australian World Orchestra. She was Artistic Director of the Barossa, Baroque and Beyond Music Festival from 2016 to 2021.