Continuing their ground-breaking 2018 tour collaborations including SOLD OUT shows at the Sydney Opera House, Beleura House and Regional Australia! Internationally acclaimed, award winning concert pianist, and Young Steinway Artist Nicholas Young joins internationally renowned 10-string virtuoso Guitarist Matthew Fagan, combining musical passion and virtuosity to celebrate the Spirit of Spain, El Vito and Tango.
The duo perform Spanish repertoire from classical to flamenco, plus the colourful and rhythmic sounds of South American Classical and Latin masterpieces infusing the exhilarating traditional flamenco elements of Spanish Guitar with the classical, virtuoso pianism, and transform masterpieces by Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados, Astor Piazzolla, Chick Corea and more into stunning new arrangements.
1st Prize Queensland International Chamber Music Competition, 2019
1st Prize 'Grand Prize Virtuoso' Music Competition (London), 2015
3rd Prize Rome International Piano Competition, 2015
2nd Prize Australian National Piano Award, 2012
Winner ABC Young Performers Awards Keyboard Category, 2011
"Full of heart-felt passion and a technique to die for." Canberra CityNews
"Wonderfully florid technique and pianistic beauty." Limelight Magazine
"Young milks every last drop of post-romantic intensity." The Australian
"The best guest artist I have ever toured with" — Billy Connolly
A prolific journeyman of the music world, Matthew Fagan has entertained audiences in more than 120 countries worldwide as a soloist and with orchestra and bands, and toured with international celebrities Natalie Cole, The Original Buena Vista Social Club, Billy Connolly, Shirley Bassey and Michael Crawford.
Matthew has performed solo guitar, flamenco shows and with Irish and "Gypsy Jazz" ensembles at Cygnet Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Festival and major performing arts centres, to corporate clients as diverse as Domaine Chandon, The Australin Grand Prix Corporation, National Gallery of Australia, Federation Square and Crown Casino.