A World First Collaboration

Posted 9 May 2019

A World First Collaboration

‘The Spirit of Spain’

“Nicholas Young and Matthew Fagan infuse the exhilarating traditional flamenco elements of Spanish Guitar into virtuosic classical piano masterpieces to form stunning new arrangements, celebrating the launch of Fagan’s newest vinyl album “El Vito”.

From the famous folk-inspired ballet music of Manuel de Falla’s “The Three Cornered Hat” to the Spanish dances evoked in Isaac Albeniz’s “Sevilla”, “Asturias” and “Tango”.”

Nicholas Young 

Nicholas Young  a Melbourne based pianist and Young Steinway artist has concertised throughout Australia and Europe, appearing as soloist with the Vienna International, West Australian, Queensland, Adelaide and Willoughby Symphony Orchestras.

Nicholas’ past national accolades include Keyboard Winner of the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards, Second Prize of the 2012 Australian National Piano Award, and Winner of 2 of Australia’s most prestigious piano awards the 2016 Allison/Henderson Sydney Eisteddfod and Michael Kieran Harvey Piano Scholarships.  

Matthew Fagan

Matthew Fagan one of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar. 

Matthew has performed in more than 120 countries worldwide as a soloist, with orchestra and bands including extensive touring across Europe, South America, Alaska, Canada, China, Japan and South East Asia. Matthew has toured with Billy Connolly, The Buena Vista Social Club, Shirley Bassey, Natalie Cole and Michael Crawford.

‘A crepuscular scene in sound. Young’s achievement is his ear for layering textures … he convinces the listener that his is the way. Fanfare Magazine

‘Commanding performance…consummate skill, virtuosity and panache.’

Limelight Magazine

‘Matthew has a Latin Soul and we love his playing so much that we want to take him back home to Cuba’

Ibrahim Ferrer- The Original Buena Vista Social Club

‘A True Artist’ Paco Peña

8th June 7.30 pm @ the Carolyn Theatre Cororooke

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