About Us

The Classical Guitar Society of Victoria is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization incorporated in 2005 under the Victorian Associations Incorporation Act (1981), number A0046751A.

CGSV aims is to bring together guitarists, teachers, composers and the listening public to provide enriching experiences for all, through a variety of guitar-related activities.


"Melbourne and regional Victorian communities will have a healthy and sustained interest in and appreciation of classical guitar music, including listening, playing, studying, teaching and composing. The classical guitar will be an important cultural centrepiece for Victorian communities."


"The Classical Guitar Society of Victoria exists to promote the appreciation of and participation in classical guitar music. We will engage in activities that allow members and the public to hear good quality classical guitar music written, played or performed by local and visiting artists, whether amateur or professional. We will be an incubator for interest, appreciation performance and education relating to classical guitar music."

Committee Members

President: Dr Paul Nash
Secretary: Dr David Aitken
Vice President: Susan Ellis
Treasurer: Bill Sinclair
General Committee Member: Prof John Griffiths
Guitar Orchestra Representative: Ben Dix
General Committee Member: Pierre Herero
General Committee Member: Zeah Riordan
General Committee Member: Bill Oldham
General Committee Member: Nadia Sartori


Tonie Field
Dan McKay
Ben Dix
Susan Ellis
Slava Grigoryan
Leonard Grigoryan
Ken Murray
Chris Wynne
Dr Paul Nash

Donors: 2017

Dr Paul Nash: $100
Dr David Aitken: $100
Anonymous: $100


Hans Music Spot, Croydon. Hans Music stocks a wide range of musical instruments and accessories, and provides sheet music for the Guitar Orchestra and Society members.

The Richmond Music Academy, Richmond. Providing high quality music tuition to Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Discounts for CGSV members. www.richmondmusicacademy.com.au/contact.html

Oxygen Music, Geelong. Supporting classical guitarists in Geelong with a wide range of guitars and accessories. Oxygen Music
Oxygen College, Geelong West

"For supporting Guitar Gatherings in Geelong, and other great support for CGSV in the West ..." Rod Tasker, Treasurer.

Oxygen College provides training for students and adults in a state of the art music industry training facility with nationally accredited qualifications in contemporary performance/composition and sound production. Oxygen College

Guitars Online Australia. Guitars Online built its reputation on the outstanding range of Alhambra Guitars from Spain. The range now extends to highly regarded Australian luthiers who generally make a limited number of high quality instruments each year, such as John Price and Caldersmith.  Guitars Online is the Society's major sponsor.  www.guitarsonline.com.au

St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond
"St Stephen's Anglican Church is Melbourne's oldest blue stone church. Work commenced in 1849 and it opened for worship in 1851. It has been an integral part of the Richmond community since, instrumental in many events and ventures across what is now the City of Yarra. Mindful of the needs of the poor of the city, it helped run the Richmond Dispensary with the Catholic Church in the late 1860s (unheard of!) and continues today with other Churches to run a Food Centre. A major change of focus in the 1980s saw the Church becoming involved heavily in the Arts Community, hosting concerts, exhibitions and performances. St Stephen's is pleased to continue this association with the Arts, and is very pleased to be a patron of the Classic Guitar Society of Victoria." The Reverend Dennis Webster.