ABC Classics artist Matt Withers is an internationally acclaimed classical guitar performer who also forms part of Australia’s premier guitar quartet Guitar Trek, headed by world-renowned classical guitarist Timothy Kain. Matt also forms half of the Brew Guitar Duo, recognised as “a significant addition to the guitar landscape in Australia”.
The Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition continues again this year, offering over $3,000 in cash and prizes with a great group of sponsors and the support of Dr Robert Davidson, Head of Composition at the University of Queensland.
Matt recently returned from a successful solo tour of New Zealand where he gave concerts, lectures, lessons and masterclasses in partnership with both Universities and Guitar Societies across the country.
In 2014, Matt was invited to perform in Paris and Versailles and to provide masterclasses and adjudicate at the renowned Uppsala International Guitar Festival 2014 where he had the opportunity to present on his passion, the Entrepreneurial Guitarist. Matt enthused other young classical musicians to work hard at their art and use innovative entrepreneurial techniques to further their musical careers.