Ziggy Johnston classical guitar 

Miles Johnston classical guitar 



Sidekick: brothers in music

Program 1: 

Nigel Westlake Songs from the Forest  

Claude Debussy arr. Ziggy and Miles Suite bergamasque  

Christopher Sainsbury Rain falls and after 

Ken Murray Trin Warren Tam-boore

Radamés Gnattali Suite Retratos 

Duration: 60 mins no interval


Program 2: 

J.S Bach, arr. Ziggy and Miles Italian Concerto, BWV 971  

Phillip Houghton The Mantis and the Moon

Claude Debussy, arr. Ziggy and Miles Clair de Lune 

Tōru Takemitsu A Boy Named Hiroshima 

Sergio Assad Farewell 

Astor Piazzolla, arr. Sergio Assad Zita from Suite Troileana 


Christopher Sainsbury Rain falls, and after

Nigel Westlake Mosstrooper Peak 

Radamés Gnattali Suite Retratos 

Program duration: 90 mins including interval 


2x armless chairs or adjustable piano benches 

Ziggy and Miles are available for masterclasses, workshops, and outreach activities. They have presented masterclasses and workshops internationally and love interacting with new communities. 

Available November 1 - December 31 2025 

“Australian guitarist brothers making history” (The Age), Ziggy and Miles are two of their home country’s finest young musicians forging an international career. Their performances are known for their “deeply considered musicianship, immaculate care and superlative technique” (5MBS). Winners of the 2023 YCA (Young Concert Artists) Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, the brothers have become the first guitar duo and second guitarists to receive this prestigious award in the organisation’s 62-year history.  

Based in NYC, the brothers maintain an active concert schedule across Australia, New Zealand, and the US. Their repertoire covers the full spectrum of the classical canon with a focus on commissioning and premiering underplayed works by current composers. Ziggy and Miles are recent graduates of The Juilliard School where they completed their Artist Diploma and Masters under the tutelage of Multiple Grammy Winner, Sharon Isbin. 

Ziggy and Miles play guitars by Australian luthier Jim Redgate with Savarez strings. 

They are managed internationally by Young Concert Artists. 

Book an artist

Travel to centres in regional NSW is subsidised through the support of Create NSW. Musica Viva Australia can book the artists, arrange all travel and accommodation, provide posters, flyers and program information.
If you are interested in bringing an ensemble to your town or city, please contact:

Patrick Brearley

Manager,  Regional Touring & Special Projects 


02 8394 6662