Chamber Music Concerts

The Tasmanian Guitar Trio

Oliver Marshall,       Gareth Koch       &   Darcy O'Malley
Saffire - The Tasmanian Guitar Trio


  • Keppel’s Delight - Anonymous (English cir 1780)
  • Dance of the Angel (Milonga) - A. Piazzolla (1921-1992)
  • Branle de l'Official - J. Tabourot (1519-1593)
  • God rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Traditional (cir. 1760)
  • She Moved through the Fair - Celtic traditional
  • Douce Dame Jolie - G. de Machaut (c. 1300-1377)
  • Canario - J.H. Kapsberger
    from Libro Quatro d'intavolatura di Chitaronne (1640)
  • The Last Minstrel (Homage to John Renbourne) - G. Koch (b.1962)
  • The Hags of Gloucester - G. Koch (b.1962)
  • Suscepit Israel From the Magnificat BWV 243 - J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
  • Norwegian Wood - J. Lennon/P. McCartney
  • Pastorale From Christmas Concerto no. 6 - A. Corelli (1653-1713)
  • Classical Gas - M. Williams (b. 1938)
  • Veni, Veni Emmanuel (French Song cir. 15thC) - Anonymous
  • Little Drummer Boy - K. Davis (1892 - 1980)
  • Adeste Fidelis - J.F. Wade (1711-1786)
  • Country Gardens - P. Grainger (1882-1961)

All arangements by Gareth Koch

Sunday 22 March 2015, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall, Channel Highway, Kettering, 7155
Post-concert afternoon tea will be served.

Art Exhibition by Graham Sanders

This concert is part of the Ten Days on the Island Festival, $20 ($15 concession). See ticketing information on

Tickets available online or through Centertainement, Elizabeth Mall, Hobart.

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The Tasmanian Guitar Trio

The Tasmanian Guitar Trio is the flagship ensemble of the Tasmanian Guitar Studio, directed by ARIA Award winner Gareth Koch.

After graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, receiving scholarships from the Royal Madrid Conservatorium and Academy of Music in Vienna, including a PhD in Music, Gareth Koch spent the next 30 years lecturing, recording and performing throughout Europe, Northern America, Asia and Australia.

This period has included recordings of multiple best-selling CDs for ABC Classics and compositions for guitar. He was the founding member of the ARIA Award winning group Saffire – The Australian Guitar Quartet, as well as arranger for much of their material.

Comprising the emerging and versatile talents of Darcy O'Malley and Oliver Marshall, both senior students within Gareth's teaching studio, the Tasmanian Guitar Trio has given radio broadcasts and performances throughout Tasmania. In addition to classical guitar, Darcy is an accomplished classical trumpeter and blues guitarist, while Oliver is active as an electric guitarist and bassist within the contemporary music genre. Oliver and Darcy are Honours recipients in advanced classical guitar examinations.

The Tasmanian Guitar Trio's performances are characterised by a sense of spontaneity and exploration across a wide-ranging and eclectic repertoire, with freedom to venture across genres and musical boundaries.

The Tasmanian Guitar Trio performs on classical and flamenco guitars.

Graham Sanders - Art Exhibition

From Graham: Born in Medindie, South Australia, in 1955. My painting simplifies the environment to basic form; much of the brushwork is indicative of the real world and presents a relaxed informal informal peace, drawing the viewer into the work. Subconsciously we tend to associate colours with form, and in my view, detail does not necessarily enhance emotional perception. By implying form, one is allowed deeper immersion into the painting.

Implication therefore serves to engage the creative subconscious and a familiar comfortable acceptance of the work. My ability to create this art form is an evolving process, I enjoy the transfer of colour to the canvas, it is as though time is slowed,
I hope you enjoy my work.