Francis Diatschenko is one of Australia’s most esteemed and versatile guitarists, specialising in jazz and fusion styles. He is a leading exponent of Flamenco and Spanish Classical guitar music in the Northern Territory.
Join Francis for a recital showcasing his in-depth musical repertoire in a concert setting reminiscent of the greats of guitar. The program will feature works by virtuoso guitarists and composers such as Paco de Lucia, Pepe Habichuela and Francisco Tarrega amongst others. Francis will also treat audiences to original compositions from his upcoming debut album.
Having performed in some of the world’s most revered venues and festivals including Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and Glastonbury Festival, this will be Francis’ first solo tour through the Territory. To hear this celebrated musician of Flamenco and Spanish Classical guitar live will be a unique experience for music lovers.
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Francis Diatschenko is one of Australia’s most esteemed and versatile guitarists. He specializes in Classical and Flamenco guitar, the ‘Jazz Manouche’ of Django Reinhardt, and other modern styles from rock to fusion.
Diatschenko has performed in some of the most revered venues and festivals in the world, including Carnegie Hall (New York), Queen Elizabeth Hall, Union Chapel, Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall (Australia), and later with Jools Holland TV (United Kingdom), Café de la Danse, Taratata TV (France), Glastonbury Festival, Latitude Festival (United Kingdom), and Festival Mundial (Netherlands).
Over the last 20 years, Diatschenko has collaborated and performed with some of the Northern Territory’s most eminent musicians including touring nationally and internationally with Dr. G. Yunupingu as his guitarist from 2008 to 2014. He is also a renowned Aria award-winning musician and has worked closely with Balang T E Lewis and was the musical director for the much loved Walking with Spirits Festival in 2011.
More recently, Diatschenko performed with the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir on their historic tour of Germany in 2015 and was the Associate Musical Director of the Desert Song Festival in Alice Springs from 2015 to 2017. He has collaborated on the Djari Project which has been nominated for two Art Music Awards 2020. Currently, Diatschenko is the director of the Darwin Guitar Festival and is a sound recordist and composer for film and television. Notable works include the award-winning documentary The Song Keepers and SBS Food TV series, Jimmy Shu’s Taste of the Territory.