Wellington Classical Guitar Society Inc.  
  Our next meeting is Sunday, 4 October 2020 4.15 pm to 6.30 pm. Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington Access is through the side door on Arthur Street. Head upstairs to the first floor



Our programme will start with a sight-reading piece (if available). 

From the 2020 ensemble booklet: Cameroon arr. by Richard Charlton (p. 38); Imagine by John Lennon (p. 8); If My Complaints by John Dowland (p. 2); Adagio by W. A. Mozart (p. 20); and Noches de Luna arr. by Andrew Forest (subject to time).

Hard copies of the 2020 Ensemble Booklet are available for $10 payable to the Treasurer (David Sperry) by cash or direct credit to the Societies’ bank account: 38-9012-0700830-000


Solo/small ensemble playing

A chance to perform / try out new pieces or revise/perfect your current playlist.  All are welcome to join in.


Performance—NZSM Guitar Duo

The Duo, Sirisan Sobhanasiri (Thailand) and Christopher Everest (New Zealand), have come together under the guidance of Dr. Jane Curry (Head of Classical Guitar the New Zealand School of Music) to present a diverse programme featuring music from the western classical cannon as well as pieces from Thailand and New Zealand. Included in their repertoire are pieces from major composers such as Bizet, Debussy, and Stravinsky which the duo have arranged for classical guitar.

Sirisan (Kwan) began his guitar lesson at the age of 16. He started guitar lesson with Kookiat Patramaneekan at Eurhythmics Center. He studied with Dr. Paul Cesarczyk at College of Music, Mahidol University and completed his Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in 2017. He also had master classes with many great guitarists, namely: Roland Dyens, Ögmundur Thor Jóhannesson, Dr. Angelo Favis, Dr. Robert Trent, Aneillo Desiderio, Sabrina Vlaskalic, Dr. Thomas Offerman, Roberto Aussel, and Vladimir Gorbach.

Sirisan is finishing his Master of Music degree at the New Zealand School of Music, under the guidance of Dr. Jane Curry and Owen Moriarty. His master’s project is the collaboration with three composers (including 1 New Zealand composer) to create a new repertoire on the Thai Mandolin tuned guitar.

Chris began learning the classical guitar in 2016, receiving lessons as a ‘second study’ whilst studying Jazz guitar at the New Zealand School of Music (NZSM). After taking a year out of study, he returned to the NZSM in 2018 to pursue Classical guitar full-time under the tutelage of Dr. Jane Curry. During this time he has been fortunate to participate in masterclasses with Barkin Sertkaya, Giovanni Grano, Gian Marco Ciampa, Minh Le Huang, and Martha Masters.  Chris is currently completing his 4th year study which he began with Dr Paul Cesarczyk at Mahidol College of Music, Thailand, thanks to the assistance of the Freemasons Lankhuyzen/Whetu-Kairangi and Victoria Abroad.

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