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While My Violin Gently Weeps
Tuesday 24 October 7.00pm
While My Violin Gently Weeps is a live performance by electric violinist Rupert Guenther which focuses on his new songs and instrumentals, as well as a fascinating retrospective of some of his works spanning his London, Vienna, and Melbourne years. Renowned for his evocative and imaginative musical landscapes, While My Violin Gently Weeps presents an intimate evening in performance and conversation with the maverick musician whose career has spanned classical opera to blues and Europop. He will also perform music by other select artists who have inspired and influenced his music career and life. He is joined onstage by his all-star band and special guests.
Rupert Guenther is an electric violinist playing concerts of his own music in Australia, UK, Europe, and the USA, ranging from classical to ambient/world music and blues, and releasing over 27 albums of his own music since 2003.
Trained as a virtuoso concert violinist in Vienna, Austria, his deep spiritual feeling for music has fuelled his musical passions over a diverse range of musical styles since a young age. Formerly a member of the Vienna Chamber Opera (Vienna, Austria), he has been sideman to stars such as Beatles’ producer Sir George Martin, Olivia-Newton John, Demis Roussos, John Farnham, Anthony Warlow, Austrian TV heart-throb Tobias Moretti (of “Inspector Rex” fame – the detective not the dog!), and more recently Hollywood singer-songwriter Lisbeth Scott.
Support act: Original singer-songwriter guitarist Camille Van Ommen.