Matt Withers

Music

New Commission by Sally Whitwell

Multi ARIA Award winning composer and pianist, Sally Whitwell is writing a brand new work for piano and guitar.

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Sally Whitwell (piano) & Matt Withers (guitar) are teaming up again in 2020 to tour a brilliantly exciting program of Australian music around the country.

Being the amazing composer Sally is, she has graciously jumped on board and is very keen to write a work for the ensemble combination.

This commission will be a much needed addition to the repertoire for the exciting collaboration of piano and guitar as well as an exciting new Australian work.

The work will be based on an inspiration artwork by Queensland-based visual artist, Sue Needham and written for Sally Whitwell herself with Matt Withers (guitar) to tour in 2020.

In addition to touring the work where we can, giving it multiple performances, plans are being developed for a recording of the program to be commercially recorded.

The funds will be used solely for the commission fee for Sally Whitwell for the new work.

As well as being tax-deductible, your contribution will not only support the fee for writing the work, but you’ll know that the work will see multiple performances with intent to record and release the music for all to enjoy well into the future.

Thank you for your generosity and support for new Australian music.

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.