What: Matthew Fagan 10 String – Spanish Classical Guitarist  Presents “Virtuoso” A Homage to my Ancestors   


Cecil Parkes had a long prodigious career as a concert violinist with his family and  toured with International star soprano Dame Nellie Melba.  Cecil, at age 7 Boarded the S.S.  Sonoma from Sydney Australia to San Francisco in 1916 for a virtuoso tour of concert Halls of the U.S.A.  Cecil is the older brother of Milton (Child Concert Pianist, Grandfather of Matthew), and youngest brother Violinist Kingsley.  Matthew’s grandfather Milton was a celebrated concert pianist, accompanying his brothers and also a concert soloist.  Milton died tragically early in life at the age of 27, his only child daughter, Noela being Matthew’s mother.  The boys’ father Albert Parkes, a celebrated concert violinist from Covent Garden, Great Britian emigrated to Australia in the 1890’s.  Their descendent, Matthew Fagan has followed in the footsteps of his Ancestors and has toured with an extraordinary array of the world’s greats, including: Natalie Cole; The Original Buena Vista Social Club; Shirley Bassey; Michael Crawford and Billy Connolly.  Billy quoted that “Matthew is the best Guest Artist that I have ever toured with”. Hola Maestro, The “Tocata” was a masterpiece: a fusion that leans towards J.S. Bach in one direction ….&Paco Pena in the other! David “el Rasquito de Cord

Matthew performs with charisma and a gentle humour that people love. He is affectionate with the audience and wins them over with his unaffected charm. He’s a natural”.   Zelda Cawthorne – Freelance Journalist

When: Sunday 9th November, Doors 2.30pm, Concert 3.00pm

Where: St Johns Church, Flinders, 23 King Street Flinders, VIC

Bookings essential:  p. 0438 881 985 e. online.

Cost:  $30 Full/ $25-Concession/$15- U16/ $50 Family (@ Adults & 2 Children)

Earlybird discount of $5 when booked before 26th of October





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