The success of any collaboration is dependant on a myriad of factors, some obvious, others less tangible. Slava and Sharon Grigoryan are an example of such a synergy, resulting in music that connects deeply with the listener. Perhaps it is their union professionally and in life that provides the intangible factor fuelling their passionate and sensitive performances.
Their repertoire spans cultures, generations and genres – from standard repertoire for guitar and cello (Vivaldi, Granados, Piazzolla) to works by contemporary composers, their own compositions and arrangements which shine a new light on familiar favourites.
Slava Grigoryan is an acknowledged guitar master on the world stage. Sharon Grigoryan has forged a formidable career throughout Australia performing with all major symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, including her recent 7-year tenure with the Australian String Quartet.
Slava and Sharon Grigoryan’s debut album ‘Our Place’ (ABC) has been nominated for Best Classical Album at the 2020 ARIA Awards.
Photo: John Kruger