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Saffire. The Australian Guitar Quartet

Nexo, the Perfect Accompaniment to Saffire

Group Technologies is extremely proud to announce that Saffire, The Australian Guitar Quartet, have chosen to use Nexo on their 2004 national tour, in support of the group’s amazing new CD titled “Nostalgica”. Nexo will provide the ultimate sonic environment to capture the acoustic sounds of this critically acclaimed ensemble and we urge you to make every effort to catch Saffire live to hear it for yourself. Both Saffire and Nexo will blow your minds!

Saffire is Karin Schaupp, Gareth Koch, Antony Field and Slava Grigoryan. Originally coming together in early 2003 for a one-off performance, these four individually acclaimed guitarists agreed to form a permanent ensemble in between their own busy recording and performing schedules. They burst on to the classical music scene in 2003 following the release of their debut self-titled CD ‘Saffire’ on ABC Classics.

Testimony to the impact of this collaboration came by way of critical acclaim and public enthusiasm resulting in the debut CD storming to the number 1 position in only its second week in the market. Saffire followed this by winning the ARIA Award for Best Classical Album in October 2003.

2004 NATIONAL TOUR

Following the success of their debut ARIA Award winning CD, Saffireare back with a new CD and extensive national tour featuring; the world premiere of a piece written especially for the ensemble by renowned composer Nigel Westlake, along with new arrangements of pieces by Bartok, Piazzolla, Deep Purple, Bill Wheelan (composer of Riverdance) and more. This eclectic selection sees them stretching the boundaries of guitar ensembles.

This is an opportunity to hear the passion and beauty of four of Australia’s finest and most respected classical guitarists in a very special performance, through the phenomenally sounding Nexo. We will have more on this winning combination in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned.

Here’s where you can see (and hear) this awesome combination.

SAFFIRE 2004 NATIONAL TOUR DATES:

  • OCT 12 GOSFORD: Laycock St Theatre 43 233 233
  • OCT 13 & 14 CANBERRA: Tilley’s 6247 7753
  • OCT 15 CITY RECITAL HALL: Angel Place 8256 2222
  • OCT 16 WOLLONGONG: Illawarra PAC 4226 3366
  • OCT 17 PENRITH: Joan Sutherland PAC 4721 8832
  • OCT 18 WARRNAMBOOL: Warrnambool PAC:5561 5233
  • OCT 19 GEELONG: Geelong PAC 5225 1200
  • OCT 25 ALBANY: Albany Town Hall 9841 1661
  • OCT 26 MARGARET RIVER: Voyager Estate 9757 6354 (Dinner Show)
  • OCT 28 PERTH: Octagon Theatre, UNI of WA BOCS 9484 1133
  • OCT 29 TANUNDA: Peter Lehmann Winery 8563 2100
  • OCT 30 ADELAIDE: Elder Hall BASS 131 246
  • OCT 31 ALICE SPRINGS: Araluen Centre 8951 1122
  • NOV 02 DARWIN: Darwin Entertainment Centre 8980 3333
  • NOV 03 BYRON BAY: Community Centre 6685 5659
  • NOV 04 BELLINGEN HALL
  • NOV 07 HOBART: (4pm) Federation Concert Hall 1800 001 190
  • NOV 08 DEVONPORT: Entertainment Centre 6420 2900
  • NOV 09 LAUNCESTON: QVMAG at Inveresk
  • NOV 13 MELBOURNE: BMW Edge, Federation Square

Saffire. The Australian Guitar Quartet

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