Guitarstrophe!  in 2023

Founded in 1974 by former Musical Director and guitar teacher-extraordinaire Dr. John Casey, Guitarstrophe! has become the world benchmark for both large guitar ensembles, and musical youth groups alike. Guitarstrophe! aims to bring together eager young guitarists with the common goal of performing challenging repertoire to an exceptional standard.

Guitarstrophe!  has performed both nationally, including in Sydney and Darwin, and internationally - throughout the UK, Germany and New Zealand. The ensemble has participated in the acclaimed Darwin International Guitar Festival, performing in seven consecutive festivals. The group enjoys collaborating with other musicians and composers and performs locally at least twice per year.

Guitarstrophe at Darwin International Guitar Festival, 2002

Guitarstrophe!  at Darwin International Guitar Festival, 2002

Upon the retirement of Dr John Casey in 2010, long-time Guitarstrophite Caroline Binsted was appointed the new Musical Director. Following the footsteps of Dr. Casey she is also a qualified classical guitar teacher, working across many schools in the Perth region. In early 2021 a group of older Guitarstrophites started sharing the conducting role with Caroline. With a combined 78 years of Guitarstrophe!  experience between them, their current team of conductors are Caroline Binsted, Katy Hadfield, Hayden Emery and Adrian Phillips.