Bruce Mathiske Guitar Artistry

Bruce Mathiske Guitar Artistry

A Live Music and Art Spectacular!  -

World acclaimed guitar sensation Bruce Mathiske, a vibrant, exciting performer, also adding the didgeridoo to his six string virtuosity, together with percussionist/artist Adam Manning, will take you on the musical and visual journey of your life!

Incorporating influences from the likes of Johann Sebastian Bach, The Rolling Stones, original pieces and well known classics, the notes explode from both hands leaving you to wonder if there is another Mathiske in the wings.

This is a musical feast combining fiery fretwork, tender melodies and exciting rhythms from the only virtuoso guitar/didgeridoo player in the world, whose acclaimed and distinctive style has captivated audiences and led to standing ovations worldwide.

The Guitar Artistry concert experience embraces multicultural flavours and indigenous influences which are woven together with rhythmic authenticity, and a sound that is uniquely his, and uniquely Australian. All blending beautifully with the colours and tones of percussionist Adam Manning, who will join Mathiske, and draw on the inspiration of his indigenous heritage by creating a painting live on stage, which will evolve over the evening and will be given away at the end of the concert.

Manning’s art focuses on combining both traditional and modern patterns. His artworks are located in government buildings in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Hobart.

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Percussion/Live Art

Adam Manning is a musician, artist, educator, researcher and producer who has Kamilaroi family and is the Conservatorium of Music Coordinator at the University of Newcastle, NSW. Manning regularly performs with prominent artists such as Kieth Carlock (Sting/John Mayer), Bruce Mathiske, James Morrison, John Paul Young and the All-Stars, Lachy Dooley and many more. Manning has released over eight albums through major labels, has trialled instruments for Roland, and is endorsed by leading US percussion instrument maker, Latin Percussion.


“The audience was enthralled, we were all his!” – Edinburgh Festival 

“ ... displays technical brilliance and mastery of genres ... Mathiske is the finest all-round guitarist this country has produced” - Tony Hillier, The Australian 

"Bruce's musical vision is simply stunning and his compositions capture the essence and mood of Australia's varied landscapes"- Sorrel Wilby, Australian Geographic





  • Saturday, 02 April 2022 | 08:00 PM - 09:55 PM


Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, 198 Vincent St, Cessnock 2325  View Map

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