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7th April 2019 (Sunday) - 3pm

All Shall Be Well - CD Launch - Jane Darcey

Well known classical guitarist, music teacher and composer, Jane Darcey is pleased to announce the launch of his most recent CD recording, "All shall be well", showcasing her musical artistry and performance talent. An accomplished soloist and collaborator with other classical musicians in Perth and throughout the South-West, Jane has also given concerts in Adelaide and Sydney. She believes in an eclectic approach to life and music. Her composition style is based on tonality, with modal, jazz and impressionistic influences.

Venue: Steinway Showroom Perth, 246 Railway Parade, West Leederville

Tickets: Purchase online via Click here for Cappuccino Concerts Website .



16th Apr 2019 (Tuesday)- 7:30pm

The Guitar Chamber Project

The guitar is the perfect accompaniment to a melodic line, whether sung, or played on flute, violin, or other instrument. Join WAAPA’s talented guitarists in an exploration of the beautiful chamber repertoire of the guitar.

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery, (Building 15, Edith Cowan University, Central Ave Mt Lawley)

Entry by donation, no bookings required



16th May 2019 (Thursday)- 7:30pm

From Beatles to Bowie

Music Direction by: Jonathan Paget; Melissa Fitzgerald
Performed by: Classical Guitar students and staff

WAAPA’s Classical Guitar students get their groove on! The smooth, mellow sound of the nylon-stringed guitar might be more often associated with classical music, but this concert showcases arrangements of pop and rock classics from musical legends such as the Beatles, Gypsy Kings, David Bowie and much more.

Venue: Richard Gill Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $29 full; $24 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6895 or purchase tickets online.



27th May 2019 (Friday) - 1:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio (Lunchtime Concert)

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

FREE ADMISSION, no bookings required



29th May 2019 (Wednesday) - 12.30-2.30pm

Masterclass with Slava Grigoryan

Venue:Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery, (Building 15, Edith Cowan University, Central Ave Mt Lawley)

Free to attend/observe..



10th August 2019 (Saturday)- 2:00pm

Ace your WACE

A masterclass with WAAPA’s renowned guitar maestro Associate Professor Jonathan Paget. Free to observers and players, but registration is essential. Enquiries: E.welch@ecu.edu.au

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery, (Building 15, Edith Cowan University, Central Ave Mt Lawley)

Fridays from 16th August, 4.30-6.30pm

Accelerate Guitars

Accelerate is UWA’s elite performing–training program for students in Years 10-12 who are looking to take their playing to the next level. Students will participate in weekly workshops, masterclasses and rehearsals culminating in a performance on 12 September.

Visit here for further information



16th Aug 2019 (Friday) - 1:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio (Lunchtime Concert)

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

FREE ADMISSION, no bookings required



20th Aug 2019 (Tuesday)- 1:10pm

Guitarissimo! (Lunchtime Concert)

WAAPA’s guitar students share their talent, inspiration, and visions of musical beauty, in a selection of ensemble and guitar solo performances.

Venue: Richard Gill Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION, no bookings required



22nd August 2019 (Thursday) - 7pm to 9pm

Masterclass with Paul Cesarczyk

Venue: Richard Gill Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Free to attend/observe. Player enquiries j.paget@ecu.edu.au.





23rd August 2019 (Friday) - 7:30pm

Paul Cesarczyk: Guitar Artistry

Polish-born American classical guitarist Paul Cesarczyk made his New York City debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 17. Since then, he has built an international reputation as an exceptional soloist and brillant teacher at Mahidol University in Thailand. In this concert of classical guitar artistry, Cesarzyck performs solo and is joined by WAAPA’s own Jonathan Paget for duets on 19th century guitars.

Venue: Richard Gill Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $29 full; $24 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6895 or purchase tickets online.











24th - 25th August 2019

WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival

The WA International Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival is an annual event hosted by the Classical Guitar Society. It provides a unique opportunity for ensembles to perform in a formal yet supportive environment. It fosters camaraderie and pedagogical exchanges amongst participants and contributes to the over-all artistic and cultural enrichment of the community.

The 31st WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival will be held at Carine Senior High School, 51 Everingham St Carine, on Saturday, 25 August and Sunday, 26 August 2018. The 2019 adjudicator will be Polish-American guitarist virtuoso Paul Cesarczyk, currently based at Mahidol University, Thailand.

Visit Click here for information and ensemble registration

Tickets (nominal charge TBC) to attend available at the door.



12th Sep 2019 (Thursday)- 7:30pm

UWA Guitar Studio and Accelerate

Following 2018’s hugely successful performane at the Perth International Classical Guitar Festival, talented high school players in UWA’s Acceleraet program join forces with emerging artists from the UWA Guitar Studio in a program that is not to be missed.

Venue: Callaway Auditorium (UWA)

Tickets: from $10, see Trybooking.com/BASXG



9th Oct 2019 (Thursday)- 7:30pm

The Parisian Guitar

Music Direction by: Jonathan Paget; Melissa Fitzgerald
Performed by: Classical Guitar students and staff

Join us for a celebration of the beauty, passion, and romance of the Parisian guitar. From 16th century counterpoint through to post-modern guitar bards such as Dyens and Kleynjans, the French have had a long lover affair with the guitar. Enjoy musical gems from this rich body of work performed by the classical guitar students and Plectra Guitiar Ensemble, with a highlight performance by WAAPA’s classical guitar expert Jonathan Paget of Ferdinando Carulli’s Petit Concerto de Société on a period instrument, accompanied by the Indian Ocean Ensemble.

Venue: Richard Gill Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $29 full; $24 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6895 or purchase tickets online.



29th October 2019 (Tuesday)- 7:30pm

Guitar Worlds

The cross-cultural instrument of choice, guitar can be found across all seven continents of the globe. Join us in an evening in which WAAPA’s talented guitarists transport us through colourful and expressive musical worlds.

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery, (Building 15, Edith Cowan University, Central Ave Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION, no bookings required



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