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.
“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
His three decades of performing, recording eighteen solo albums and touring has led to sell out concerts and worldwide acclaim.
“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
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 has just finished recording with The Metropolitan Orchestra at Trackdown
in Fox Studios, Sydney Australia.
The new works will be released and Mathiske will then tour with leading Orchestras as one of the world’s rare items, being, he is both the composer and virtuoso guitarist.