Art Gallery of N.S.W. May 2012

The Peter Inglis String Trio, with Wendy Burge on cello and Adrian Bendt on Violin performed for the N.S.W Business Chamber viewing of the Archibald Prize entries. We were most pleased to share the event with the talented artist Sarah Rowan Dahl, who gave a most engaging live painting demonstration.

I look forward to many more collaborations, as I have a keen interest in the connections between visual art and music. Check out Sarah's work at: www.rowandahl.com.

Peter Inglis Trio, in a performance at the Art Gallery of N.S.W. in May 2012.
Peter Inglis Trio, in a performance at the Art Gallery of N.S.W. in May 2012.

Baroque to Rock - What is it?

"Baroque to Rock" points to the common language of music which has been in use for the pat 400 years.

Music has an alphabet. Music has grammar. These elements do evolve, however slowly. You might say "But surely Rock music is a different beast to Mozart!". Well, only on the surface. The surface elements constitute what is called musical style.

Paul McCartney explains Baroque to Rock, with the assistance of Carlos Bonell.

My performances and books draw on this common language and express it through the many wonderful and varied styles of music that can be played on the guitar. These are exciting times, as the art of music making on this great instrument goes from strength to strength.

Finally, let Paul McCartney, a well known Rock musician, explain the connection between Beatles and Baroque. (Click on the video below)

This video is from Carlos Bonell's great site: Queen Guitar Rhapsodies

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Peter Inglis plays 400 years of music, music with stories and atmosphere! He enjoys improvising on popular themes.

Says Peter: "A great thing about making music today is that the barriers between musical styles have largely disappeared. People no longer listen to one style or just a few artists, they choose music to reinforce or elevate their mood or complement their activities - like dancing, studying or relaxing!

"Popular music is the folk music of today. It is what most people in the world listen to and where most of the creative energy of musicians is focussed.

Of course popular music ain't what it used to be! Years ago, before mass phonograph records and radio, music had to be performed to be heard and dissemination of musical ideas and styles was a very slow process. Folk music back then was likely to be fairly location-specific. Nowadays you can listen to anything, anywhere, anytime!.

The digital revolution has made made production and distribution of the artist's work much easier as well. It's a great time to be making music!

Peter has led his own ensembles in many styles of popular music including, Rock, Pop, Latin, Jazz and Classical, on Electric and in recent years also on Acoustic Guitar. As well as performing and recording Peter writes and publishes books which help make guitar playing accessible to anybody.

  • Peter Inglis' guitar performances shows the instrument to be at home in all styles of music from "Baroque to Rock".
  • He performs solo and leads a variety of ensembles. As a performer of chamber music performer he has created guitar parts for many of the most popular pieces in the String Quartet repertory.
  • As well as performing classical music's most popular masterpieces, he also applies the styles and techniques of classical music to 20th century jazz standards with unique results.
  • Peter's publications and workshops adopt a wholistic approach, combining 30 years of performing experience with Martial Arts and Alexander Technique to help music lovers solve the problems of performance on the guitar.
  • His books and workshops adopt a wholistic approach, combining 30 years of performing experience with Martial Arts and Alexander Technique in order to solve the problems of musical performance on the guitar.
  • Find out more about Peter's teaching methods at www.thewholeguitarist.com.

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Peter Inglis is a performer of classical guitar and a leader of Chamber music ensembles.

Peter enjoys expanding the classical guitar repertoire with his transcriptions of works from violin, keyboard, and even operatic arias. He has a broad range of styles, ranging from Baroque to Classical, Romantic and Contemporary.

As a chamber music performer he has created guitar parts for many of the most popular pieces in the string quartet repertory.

His pedagogical publications have received international acclaim for their wholistic approach to enabling the performance of music on the guitar.

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Peter Inglis plays over 400 years of "Baroque and Roll" guitar. His ensemble "Baroque to Rock" performs Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Spanish Guitar, Jazz and Rock.

Solo Guitar

Book Australia's Premiere Solo Guitarist: Peter Inglis for your Wedding or next Corporate event.

His consumnate peformance skills, polished presentation, and urbane communication style makes Peter a favourite entertainer for intimate dining settings, from 2 to 200 people.

As a solo performer Peter plays over 400 years of repertoire - Baroque - Classical - Romantic - Spanish - Latin and Jazz styles, all with a beautiful CD-quality sound system to ensure the music subtly permeates the whole room.

String Quartet

Guitar and Strings create a gorgeous combination of sounds. In this ensemble Peter's guitar sounds like lute, harpsichord and of course the Spanish Guitar.

Peter Inglis String Quartet

Repertoire highlights include :

  • Baroque - Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel brought to life with bounce and bravura!
  • Classical - Mozart, Haydn - crisp and cultured. Candlelights and croissants
  • Romantic - Shostakovitch, Schubert, Rodrigo - sensuous and sublime sounds
Described by the Wentworth Courier as "pure class", Peter Inglis String Quartet will add style and substance to your next event.