Matt Withers

Music

Creating Music for Classical Guitar

Continuation of commissioning Australian composers into 2020/2021 and beyond.

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I’m continually raising funds for contributions towards creating new music by the best Australian composers. Among the brilliant composers who I have had the pleasure to work with are the multi-ARIA award winning Sally Whitwell, Richard Charlton, Robert Davidson and Sally Greenaway.

I have recorded many Australian works which have been released on my multiple ABC Classic albums and toured around Australia and further abroad with the likes of Guitar Trek, Acacia Quartet and more!

I have brilliant plans for new commissions, to further add to the exciting range of repertoire for the classical guitar, both as a solo instrument and also as part of chamber groups.

My Australian Music Composition Competition runs every two years and always has an esteemed composer associated with it who writes a work for the ensemble as well as prizes for the winning composers, selected from talented entries from around the country.

I regularly have plans for my next recordings, with one coming out on the prestigious Naxos label this year and another planned for recording and release by ABC Classic soon too, each containing all new Australian music with fantastic melodies and groovy rhythms.

Your tax deductible donation will go purely towards composers’ fees for writing this great new music.

Once the music is written, I’ll be prioritising getting this music recorded and released for the world to hear.

Your generosity keeps the arts flowing!

More information on my activities can be found at www.MattWithers.com.au

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Matt Withers is an ambassador for Australian music, a well-established classical guitar pedagogue, performer and role model for musicians across the country.

His career to date has seen him perform with highly esteemed artists of the likes of William Barton, the Carl Pini Quartet, national orchestras as well as maintaining strong commitments in the leading Australian chamber music groups Guitar Trek alongside Timothy Kain, AM and in The Brew Guitar Duo.

Matt has a strong history of performing, recording and commissioning Australian works from distinguished composers as well as from generational peers. With solo and chamber studio albums released on ABC Classics (Australia) and Soundset Recordings (USA), he thrives on taking this music to wider audiences around the globe.

His entrepreneurial activities include the creation and development of the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition which gives an avenue of support for Australian composers to have their music reach the ears and hearts of their audience.

An entrepreneurial musician – creator of great music.

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