Andrew Blanch Guitar
Emily Granger Harp

Amongst the exciting emergence of a new generation of classical musicians, guitarist Andrew Blanch stands out. He's found his own path as a soloist, winning first prize in the 2019 Adelaide International Guitar Competition, and the 2015 Melbourne International Guitar Competition. His collaborators include Ariel Nurhadi (with whom he released the album Alchemy on ABC Classic in 2020), baritone José Carbó (of The Metropolitan Opera in New York), the New Zealand Guitar Quartet, and American harpist Emily Granger.

Emily grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and is rapidly establishing herself as one of the world's most exciting new exponents of her instrument. She's performed as Guest Principal Harp of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, collaborated and performed with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann, and is a founding member of the Chicago Harp Quartet, with whom she has released two albums.

Suite Magica Program

Guitar and harp are an exquisite combination that whispers their secrets only in the most intimate and transparent acoustics. Small suites by Máximo Diego Pujol and Marco Pereira bookend this concert, which also includes works by Ravel and Granados, and the premiere of a new work for the duo by Elena Kats-Chernin.

Diego Pujol Suite Magica
Ravel (arr. Charlton) Pavane pour une infante défunte
Koehne A Closed World of Fine Feelings and Grand Design
Granados (arr. Charlton) Danzas Españolas
Coelho In Transit
Kats-Chernin New work for guitar and harp
Pereira Fantasia Concertante



Technical Specifications

  • Two adjustable piano benches
  • Two vocal microphones for the artists to speak to the audience


Both Andrew and Emily are available for instrumental and chamber music workshops and masterclasses.


  • 1 January to 24 April
  • 3 May to 5 June
  • 1 September to 31 October

Book Artist

Travel to centres in regional NSW is subsidised through the support of Create NSW. Musica Viva 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:

Sean Moloney

Manager, Special Projects & Regional Touring