ARTS FEST: Leonard and Slava Grigoryan will perform for free at Southern Cross University on Wednesday night.
ARTS FEST: Leonard and Slava Grigoryan will perform for free at Southern Cross University on Wednesday night.

University festival brings showcase concert

A FREE concert featuring brothers Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, widely considered to be Australia's finest guitar duo, will be held at Southern University's Coffs Harbour campus on Wednesday from 6.30pm.

The concert is one of the key events of the Southern Cross Arts Festival, which has been running throughout the year under the guidance of artistic director Professor Matthew Marshall, from the University's School of Arts and Social Sciences.

"We are absolutely delighted to have the Grigoryan brothers perform at Coffs Harbour," Prof Marshall said.

Professor Marshall, who is himself an acclaimed international guitarist, said the duo's music extended from classical into genres including Latin, jazz, folk and contemporary music.

As part of the Southern Cross Arts Festival, an exhibition of works from the University's visual arts Honours students will also be on display at the campus, from August 8 to 21.

A $1000 prize for the best artwork, to be judged by Dr Leigh Summers from the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, will be announced on August 12.

Graduates of the SCU Bachelor of Contemporary Music will also be performing on campus.

Coffs Harbour events include:

August 8-21, Coffs Harbour campus library

Southern Cross University Honours Art Exhibition, featuring the work of SCU's visual arts students.

Wednesday, August 12, 11.30am-1.30pm, gathering space, Coffs Harbour campus.

Lunchtime concert featuring Parkside Orchestra (SCU graduate band and winner of the 2014 National Campus Band Competition) and performances by students from the Coffs Harbour Senior College.

6.30pm, Grigoryan brothers, D block lecture theatre, Coffs Harbour campus



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