World renowned classical guitarist Johannes Moller is playing at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium on March 16.
World renowned classical guitarist Johannes Moller is playing at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium on March 16. Photographer

Guitar god comes to Valley

ANOTHER world-renowned performer is coming to Grafton in the shape of Johannes Moller, a captivating classical guitarist.

The Swedish musician and self-taught composer, who at the age of 12 created a large quantity of chamber music on a multitude of instruments.

Described at the ripe-old age of 14 as the "Swedish Mozart”, Johannes has been wowing crowds all around the world with his brilliant compositions and guitar skills, putting on charismatic and soulful performances.

In his later teenage years, Johannes continued composing, experimenting with various compositional styles and techniques.

However, it wasn't until he composed When the Winds Dissolve for alto flute and guitar in 2006 that he found his personal voice.

The world premiere of his composition took place during the Iserlohn International Guitar Symposium, where it was received enthusiastically from colleges and students alike.

It was then, the extraordinary guitar player made the decision to dedicate himself mainly to the composure of music for the guitar.

He has amassed a huge number of awards including the GFA Concert Artist competition in 2012, which is considered to be the most prestigious guitar competition in the world.

Johannes's artistry as a performer has reached well beyond the regular lovers of guitar, taking on stages all over the world to huge audiences.

Since September 2016, Johannes has been head of Classical Guitar Studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, has received music degrees from the Royal College of Music in London and the Conseratorium van Amsterdam.

As part of his third tour of Australia, Johannes will be performing in the Moran Auditorium at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium on Thursday, March 16, from 7pm.

During his Australian tour, Johannes will perform throughout the country, with 14 performances in Australia, and six more in New Zealand.

With a wide-ranging repertoire including his own compositions, Johannes will dazzle audience members with his guitar artistry.

Johannes will also lead a workshop for Clarence Valley Conservatorium guitar students from 4.30pm before the concert.

Johannas Moller will perform at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium on March 16.

Tickets $25 adult, $15 concession, $5 children, book at www.cvcon.com.au or phone 66433555.



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