The Guitar Sessions

Three renowned guitarists to perform and teach at USQ Artsworx in 2018

Anthony Garcia

Learn more
Anthony Garcia - the guitar sessions
Workshop info

Doug De Vries

Learn more
Doug De Vries
Workshop info

Workshop bookings include a ticket to the accompanying concert. You can book each workshop separately or as a set of three. Show only tickets are also available.

About The Guitar Sessions Concept

The portability and accessibility of the guitar – and the global flow of the many decades of the folk and popular musics that feature it – ensured that the instrument has travelled, finding a space in musical cultures around the world. Local musics absorbed the instrument, extending and enriching its techniques and repertoires in ways that have inspired subsequent generations of guitarists.

As a result, it’s now common to find guitarists as knowledgeable and passionate about Afro-Cuban highlife guitar, Bluegrass, and obscure Celtic guitar tunings, as the latest rock guitar hero.

The work of the three guitarists in the 2018 Guitar Sessions reflects this curiosity and diversity of approach. All have tackled at least one of the ‘big traditions’ of guitar – including western art music, jazz, the music of Brazil, rock and pop music – and built an individual voice both within and beyond the traditions.

Adam Miller’s soulful and dextrous take on contemporary fingerstyle guitar, Anthony Garcia’s bold, passionate blend of the old and new, and Doug de Vries’ elegant compositional voice and deep knowledge of string traditions will make for a stunning series of solo concerts. This is an exciting opportunity to hear some of the most vibrant voices of the Australian guitar scene.

Bruce Woodward
Lecturer in Music
University of Southern Queensland

Love music? Become a USQ Artsworx Member!

Enjoy discounts, special offers and exclusive invites – all while showing your support for local emerging and professional artists!

Become a member!

Coming up at Artsworx

Workshop: Learn music theory the easy way with Helen Russell

Workshop | 20 Mar 2018
A Cappella Ear Training with Helen Russell

Something in the Water

Music | 23 Mar 2018
Showcasing Toowoomba’s local music talent!

McGregor Autumn Retreat 2018

Workshop | 24 - 25 Mar 2018
A stunning backdrop, mouth-watering food, delicious wine and tutors you won’t find anywhere else in Queensland!

Workshop: Printmaking with Stephen Spurrier

Workshop | 12 Apr 2018
Learn printmaking from USQ’s master printmaker

Virtuoso Australian Music for Piano

Music | 20 Apr 2018
Two musicians, four hands, one piano.