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Composition Projects

Each year (or every so often), CGSV aims to stimulate the composition of a major new work for classical guitar. Please contact us if you'd like to be involved or have a proposal of interest.

2014 Birds of the Otways

Composer: Shaun Rigney
Performers: Grigoryan Brothers
Premiere: TBD - likely 15/11/14 in Lorne
Description: A celebration of bird-life in Victoria's magnificent Otway Ranges, including birds that are listed as threatened, such as the rufus bristlebird and orange bellied parrot, and birds that are commonplace and defining for the region, such as kookaburras, cockatoos, parrots, magpies and currawongs.

2013 Natural Satellite

Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Performers: Grigoryan Brothers
Premiere: 15th November 2013, Melbourne Planetarium
Description: CGSV approached both the Grigoryan Brothers and Associate Professor Stuart Greenbaum, Head of Composition at Melbourne University, to collaborate in a composition for guitar duo. Slava and Leonard Grigoryan need no introduction to CGSV members and Stuart's prolific composition output can be seen at stuartgreenbaum.com. The result is Natural Satellite, a 5 movement suite for classical guitar duo with the titles I: The gravitational influence of Titan, II: The moons of Jupiter, III: Triton Captured, IV: Within the rings of Saturn and V: Earth's Moon.