Forthcoming Concerts

Alchemy: Guitar Duets From Around The World

Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi have been playing as a guitar duo since 2014. They have been described as “two stunning young guitarists…virtuosic” (Sydney Arts Guide) and have been praised for their “dazzling guitar playing” (ArtsHub). Their performances have taken them around Eastern Australia, and they also collaborate with Australia’s celebrated baritone Josè Carbò in a group named The Josè Carbò Trio. In 2018, the duo will perform at the Glebe Music Festival and the Newcastle Music Festival with acclaimed soprano Deborah Humble, play a live set on FINE Music FM and tour New Zealand before embarking on a regional tour of Australia.

Their current duo project entitled ‘Alchemy’, is named after the very first piece they learnt together, by the late great Australian guitarist and composer Phillip Houghton. Alchemy is something of a ‘world-tour’, featuring some of the finest music written/arranged for guitar duet, with masterpieces from France, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, USA, and Australia, including Houghton’s acclaimed ‘Three Duets’ that encapsulates Alchemy.  


  Friday 30th November 2018

Time:  7pm, please come between 6.30 and 6.50pm

Tickets: $40 (children under 15 years free) TIcket price includes finger food, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.  

Bookings:  through the website or with e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before the 25th November, limited to 50 people.


Jean-Philippe Rameau (arr. Abreu Brothers)                 Suite in E minor: Le rappel des oiseaux,  Musette en rondeaux,  Rigaudons 1& 2

 Claude Debussy (arr. Bream-Williams)                          Clair de Lune, Golliwog’s Cakewalk                        

 Enrique Granados (arr. Emilio Pujol)                             Intermezzo

Isaac Albeniz (arr. Miguel Llobet)                                  Evocacion                    

Manuel de Falla (arr. Emilio Pujol)                                 Spanish Dance No. 1, La Vida Breve

 Peter Madlem                                                              Monte Carlo



 Radamés Gnattali                                                        Suite Retratos:   Anacleto de Medeiros (schottisch),   Chiquinha Gonzaga (corta-jaca)

 Phillip Houghton                                                          Three Duets:     The Mantis and the Moon, Lament, Alchemy

 Astor Piazzolla                                                            Tango Suite