The sound of internationally recognised guitar talent could be heard in the Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery, as the Grigoryan Brothers performed in Gunnedah on their latest tour recently.

Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are well-established in the music industry and recognised for guitar synchronisation.

The brothers had been touring for about 20 years until COVID had stopped its live performances.

The duo has received four ARIA awards and has toured internationally for decades.

The brothers had the unique experience of being commissioned by the National Museum of Australia to create music based on its collection.

They had sifted through 210,000 of the museum’s items and narrowed down its most significant 18.

Each item was believed to be significant to Australian history. 

The songs were introduced with an explanation of each item for the audience during the 90-minute performance.

Projected above the musicians were animations of each item to help bring home the message of each song.

Its music had told a story of what it means to be Australian.

Some items included a 1946 Holden prototype, Sir Don Bradman’s bat and a gate from Kinchela Aboriginal boys’ training home.

The album was produced during lockdown while the brothers were living in separate cities and features all original songs.

The Gunnedah Conservatorium was the host for the event, once again bringing big music talent to Gunnedah’s stage.

This was not the first time the Grigoryan Brothers had performed in Gunnedah. Their last visit was in March 2019. 

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