Matthew Fagan looks forward to returning to perform in Bendigo, his place of birth with Gypsy Fire.
Gypsy Fire is a captivating live show performed with passion, renewed vigour and virtuosity featuring 10 String Spanish Guitarist Matthew Fagan aka Lord of the Strings and amazing Czech violinist Romana Geermans. Their program features Gypsy Swing Jazz ala Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli, Eastern European gypsy and Classical European repertoire including Vivaldi Four Seasons and O’Carolan’s Celtic harp and lute music arranged for guitar and violin.
The duo also share music composed from their profound musical partnership formed in Australia including original Celtic and Flamenco Music from Matthew’s successful CD Indigo Moon which still receives regular airplay on ABC FM.
Gypsy Fire was founded by Matthew in 1997and pioneered Gypsy Jazz in Australia with fiery performances at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, national touring at major arts centres and more.
Romana Geermans from Prague, twice won the prestigious Kocian International violin competition and at age 15 toured with the renowned Czechoslovak Chamber Orchestra for 7 years. Romana has toured extensively in Australia with orchestras, Jazz, Pop & country groups and was in the original line up of Gypsy Fire and features on Matthew Fagan’s CD Indigo Moon with the Atlantis Chamber Orchestra.
Internationally acclaimed performer Matthew Fagan is one of Australia's most engaging, versatile, fluent and imaginative musicians. Matthew has toured with international celebrities including Natalie Cole, The Original Buena Vista Social Club, Billy Connolly, Shirley Bassey and Michael Crawford.
A tour de force not to be missed!
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