PUBLIC LECTURE: UWA Albany Public Lecture
|UWA Albany Public Lecture : Classical Violin and Beyond: a journey off the page
Rupert Guenther is a European trained concert violinist, playing all his concerts entirely through improvisation. His music encompasses original classical music, world music, blues, rock, and ambient soundscapes.
Take a peek into the life of a creative artist as this respected classical musician describes how he came to find a career creating his own music and work with some of the most respected stars in the music industry. Mr Guenther will recount some examples of famous people he has worked with, and share insights into what they taught him about music and life.
Mr Guenther holds a Bachelor of Music Performance (violin) from VCA/Melbourne University where he studied with Donald Scotts and Brian Finlayson. He then studied a further 3 years with the renowned Igor Ozim protege Helfried Fister in Austria. He was mentored in improvisation by Stephen Housden (Little River Band), and Allan Zavod (Frank Zappa).
Since 2003 Rupert Guenther has released over 27 CDs of his improvised music including five CDs for ABC Classic FM of sonatas for solo violin, violin and piano, and soundscapes for ensemble.
His innovative approach to classical improvisation is recognised internationally, and he has held mastercourses at leading European conservatoriums including the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London) and the Vienna University for Performing Arts.
Rupert Guenther will reveal how musical works are created and demonstrate improvisation techniques. The audience will have the opportunity to suggest ideas and then listen as they are realised into a musical piece.
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