Music for Contemplation

Sunday, March 12, 2023
10:45am - 11:00am

Today: Ziggy and Miles Johnston, Austrailan brothers guitar duo.

Each Sunday in Lent a series of special prelude music will feature exceptional instrumentalists who have become Marble favorites over the years. You are invited to arrive early and revel in these extraordinary musical offerings, letting your heart be moved and
prepared for worship during this most sacred season.

Ziggy and Miles Johnston

“Australian guitarist brothers making history” (The Age), Ziggy and Miles are two of their home country’s finest young musicians. Their performances are known for their transfixing synchronicity and subtlety, exploiting the instruments’ full range of colours and techniques. Currently based in NYC, Ziggy and Miles are continuing their studies at The Juilliard School under Sharon Isbin as Artist Diploma candidates, becoming the first Australians, second guitarists, and first guitar duo in the program’s history to be accepted.

With over 50 awards between them, Ziggy and Miles proved their artistry as soloists and a duo from a young age. A selection of their major accolades includes prize-winners in the Guitar Foundation of America International Ensemble Artists Competition, the Adelaide International Guitar Festival International Classical Guitar Competition, and finalists in the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Their concerts have been heard by public and private audiences across Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

Ziggy and Miles play double top guitars by Australian luthier Jim Redgate.