AN INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE MATHISKIE
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Bruce Mathiske, described by The Sydney Morning Herald as “The Authentic Guitar Virtuoso”, grew up on a wheat farm in the Mallee of Victoria and has paved a very successful career as predominately a solo virtuoso guitarist and composer.
His three decades of performing, recording eighteen solo albums and touring has led to sell out concerts and worldwide acclaim
His compositions of suites for guitar and orchestra are the culmination of a lifetime of absorbing music and sounds. In mid 2013 Mathiske entered his "retreat" and began composing a series of four Suites for guitar and orchestra. Twelve months later he finished recording with The Metropolitan Orchestra at Trackdown in Fox Studios, Sydney Australia.
“Bruce Mathiske’s album reflects not only his virtuosity and vision as a guitarist but also his under-acknowledged prowess as a composer, interpreter and producer. He displays technical brilliance and mastery of genres with an admirable absence of ostentation. Mathiske is the finest all-round guitarist this country has produced!” Tony Hillier, The Australian
“This virtuoso, is one of Australia’s musical superstars, the notes explode from both hands leaving you to wonder if there is another Mathiske in the wings. By the time he had added the didgeeridoo and wowed us with outrageous harmonics from far flung corners of his guitar, we were all his.” Adrian Morgan, The Scotsman – Edinburgh Festival