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Bach for Breakfast | Long Listen

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Saturday 30 September Bach for Breakfast ft. Michael Knopf (classical guitar) Louise King (cello) 

Doors 9:30am | Concert 10am 

Bach for Breakfast features acclaimed cellist and concert artist, Louise King, an award-winning graduate of the Royal College and Royal Northern College of Music, in England.  

She will perform the complete famous Suite 1 in G major, improvise transitions between each dance movement and introduce the character of each dance through reading short extracts from ‘The Cello Suites’ book by Eric Siblin.  

Joining Louise on stage will be a guest artist, Michael Knopf on classical guitar performing transcriptions of Bach for 11 string and 6 string guitars.  Michael is a versatile and eclectic guitarist composer who brings to his audiences new sounds and new combinations of the familiar and exotic.

Michael’s guitars are exquisite handmade luthier instruments and he will introduce the audience to their innovative design and sound and how it has informed his composition practice. 

Born in the United States and living in Australia for the past 41 years, Guitarist/composer Michael Knopf performs on classical guitar, playing Classical repertoire, Jazz & Bossa Nova, and evocative and engaging originals and improvisations, he performs at the highest level combining elements from his eclectic guitar-playing career spanning over 50 years. Elements of jazz, rock, classical, flamenco, Middle-Eastern and 20th-century infuse in his playing. https://www.michaelknopf.com/


  • Suite 1 in G major BWV 1007 | Louise King cello *with improvisations and readings
  • 3 mvts from Suite 3 in C major BWV | Michael Knopf guitar 
  • Gavotte en Rondeau BWV 1006 | Michael Knopf guitar
  • Allemande Suite 6 in D major BWV 1012 | Michael Knopf guitar 

Hello, I am Louise King and I am the Artistic Director of Long Listen, a new punchy festival program of short music experiences.  Think classics with a twist.   

On Friday 29 September to Monday 2 October 2023 I am launching Long Listen in my community at Eudlo Hall.  Book tickets to experience a Long Listen teaser of short listening sessions featuring guest artists and conversations.

Long Listen broadens our arts ecology, by providing an inclusive audience experience.  At its heart is the power of music.

Long Listen is an artist-driven, musician-led new annual boutique festival that presents the broad sweep of classical crossover artists in community places.  Think a mashup of originals, world, folk and jazz artists, or singer-writers with string quartet. 

Long Listen provides a space for audiences to explore, share and discover music and for our artists, a platform to experiment, make work, embedded in this community, for our community. 

Help me realise Long Listen!  I am working towards a fundraising goal of $50k to deliver the first festival program in October 2024.   I need investors, donors and key partnerships.  Your ticket directly supports our guest artists, and helps kickstart this new boutique festival. 

Thanks so much for your support! Please spread the word. 

Louise King

Artistic Director | Long Listen

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