"The music is electric and exciting, marrying the sounds of the orchestra and guitar perfectly. These pieces are a wonderful addition to the limited Guitar/Orchestra repertoire!”
– Sarah-Grace Williams, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, The Metropolitan Orchestra
"The Mathiske Suites represent an amalgam of musical styles from Australia, Europe and South America! The music is fresh, approachable and loved by audiences and musicians alike. Bruce is a master of his instrument and a true musician.”
- Dr Mario Dobernig,BA(Graz) BMus(Sibelius) MA(HU) MMus(Sibelius) MMus(Melbourne) PhD(Melbourne)
Bruce Mathiske described by The Sydney Morning Herald as “The Authentic Guitar Virtuoso”, grew up on a wheat farm in the Mallee of Victoria and has paved a very successful career as predominately, a solo virtuoso guitarist and composer.
“Bruce Mathiske’s album reflects not only his virtuosity and vision as a guitarist but also his under-acknowledged prowess as a composer, interpreter and producer. He displays technical brilliance and mastery of genres with an admirable absence of ostentation. Mathiske is the finest all-round guitarist this country has produced!”
- Tony Hillier, The Australian
His three decades of performing, recording eighteen solo albums and touring has led to sell out concerts and worldwide acclaim.
“This virtuoso, is one of Australia’s musical superstars, the notes explode from both hands leaving you to wonder if there is another Mathiske in the wings. By the time he had added the didgeeridoo and wowed us with outrageous harmonics from far flung corners of his guitar, we were all his.” Adrian Morgan, The Scotsman – Edinburgh Festival