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Fri 16 September at 6:30 pm
Harold Gretton began playing guitar at the age of 7. He first studied at the ANU before completing a course specializing in guitar duo performance in Strasbourg (France).
He has won numerous international competitions, both as a soloist and in various chamber music combinations. He has been invited to perform concerts all over Europe, as well as in the USA, Mexico, Vietnam, and all over Australia. He has performed with orchestras in Australia and Europe, and gave the world premiere of Westlake’s concerto Shadow Dances under the composer’s baton.
He has recorded three CDs, a solo album, an album of Australian guitar quartets with Guitar Trek, and a mixed album of guitar duos, made possible by a successful crowd-funding campaign.
A dedicated pedagogue, Harold has given masterclasses in numerous guitar festivals, lectured at Universities and has participated on numerous juries in international competitions. He has held teaching positions in Stuttgart, Baden-Baden, Lichtenau, and Saint-Louis, and currently the Associate Director of the Riverina Conservatorium of Music where he also teaches guitar.
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