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Masterclass with Aleksandr Tsiboulski (Classical Guitar)


Naxos recording artist, Fulbright Scholar, winner of Tokyo International Guitar Competition

Start Date

13th May 2016 2:00pm

End Date

13th May 2016 4:30pm


Room 113, Conservatorium of Music; 5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart


classical guitarist

2.00pm | Friday 13 May 2016
Room 113, Conservatorium of Music
5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart 

Free entry

"deeply engrossed in the romantic strains of the music, he played with a sensuous intensity" (Classical Guitar Magazine, UK)

"he played with fluidity, finesse, and passion" (The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN)

"Tsiboulski is little short of a magician [...] producing astonishing varieties of tone from the lute-like early music to virtuoso feats of contemporary dexterity . . ." (The Advertiser, Adelaide)

2015 saw the release of Aleksandr's second solo album on Naxos. Lovingly researched for over a decade, the album offers new readings of the guitar sonatas of Manuel Ponce. The performances are sure surprise listeners who know the music, and draw a new group of players and listeners to these works.

In parallel, another release is set for 2016: a profound re-imagining of how Bach is played on the guitar through new arrangements by Sydney musicologist and guitarist Stephen Snook. The new disc will contain recordings of Cello Suites 1,2 and 6, with a sequel planned in the coming years.

Tsiboulski is a Ukraine-born, Australia-based guitarist. He is winner of twelve international competitions, including the 2000 Australian Guitar Competition and the 2006 Tokyo International Guitar Competition. His teachers have included Timothy Kain, Ernesto Bitetti and Adam Holzman. He was three times a finalist of the GFA International Concert Artist Competition. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, and was the Australian-American Fulbright Scholar in the Visual and Performing Arts.