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Bruce Mathiske to display Guitar Artistry at CPAC


World-acclaimed guitar sensation Bruce Mathiske, together with percussionist and artist Adam Manning, is set to take you on a musical and visual journey at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) next month.

Incorporating influences from the likes of JS Bach, The Rolling Stones, original pieces and well-known classics, the production – on Saturday 2 April – will be a feast combining fiery fretwork, tender melodies and exciting rhythms from the only virtuoso guitar/didgeridoo player in the world.

Mathiske is an elegant and sophisticated composer and performer.

His music has evolved into an exciting and unique style all of his own as he effortlessly blends Australia’s traditional and modern cultural influences.

It’s been featured in numerous ABC documentaries and TV stories but most notably he has composed the entire soundtrack for the Australian Geographic series The Best of Australia.

The Guitar Artistry concert experience embraces multicultural flavours and indigenous influences, which are woven together with rhythmic authenticity in a sound that is uniquely Australian and has led to standing ovations by captivated audiences worldwide.

Manning will join Mathiske on stage and draw upon his indigenous heritage and create a painting, which will evolve over the evening and be given away to an audience member at the end of the concert.

He is the Conservatorium of Music coordinator at the University of Newcastle, he has Kamilaroi family, and his art focuses on combining both traditional and modern patterns, which can be found in government buildings in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart.

Don’t miss this exciting concert experience featuring virtuoso guitar, didgeridoo with percussion and live art projected onto the big screen.

Tickets are on sale now at the CPAC Box Office, by phone on 4993 4266 or online at


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