“The Authentic Guitar Virtuoso! “ – Sydney Morning Herald
World renowned guitar Virtuoso Bruce Mathiske captivates with his musically evocative celebration of this vibrant and diverse instrument. Inspired by classical styles and Latin flavours, rhythms and sounds, Mathiske's acclaimed and distinctive style pf playing bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously has led to standing ovations world wide. His use of the guitar to become its own orchestra and encompass a huge range of genres have evolved into an exciting style all his own.
“Bruce Mathiske is an elegant and sophisticated composer and performer whose music centres in the classical tradition while opening its windows to breezes from all over the globe. Mathiske is no purist, he lets the music take him where it needs to go. And he rides those atmospheric rivers like a bird, graceful, joyous, and free!”
–Minor 7th (USA Guitar Magazine)
Mathiske’s status as one of the world’s finest acoustic string-benders was established when The Mathiske Suites led the guitarist go a stage further, presenting his works in an orchestral setting. The Mathiske Suites combines the guitarist’s technical acumen and lust for travel. While predominantly classical in structure, the music is coloured from a wide palette of global rhythms, with The Metropolitan Orchestra’s strings, allied to brass and woodwind, adding sonorous depth.
“The music is electric and exciting, marrying the sounds of the orchestra and guitar perfectly. These pieces are a wonderful addition to the limited Guitar/Orchestra repertoire!”– Sarah-Grace Williams, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, The Metropolitan Orchestra