Skip to content

See Plan your visit for important safety information including mandatory check in using the Check In CBR app.

  • Open
  • Free general admission

This is us: A musical reflection of Australia

Thursday 11 March and Friday 12 March 2021, 7pm – SOLD OUT

Renowned guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan join us for an intimate world premiere and encore performance of specially commissioned compositions as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of Australia.

Inspired by historical museum objects, the Grigoryan brothers have composed deeply personal responses in their first all-original suite of music.

Slava and Leonard Grigoryan standing with instruments in the forecourt of the National Museum of Australia.

Leonard and Slava Grigoryan

Slava and Leonard will also share insights on the museum objects that inspired them, in these special performances, live in our Gandel Atrium.

This unique commission with the Grigoryan Brothers is an evocative and highly personal journey inspired by these 18 museum objects.

Grigoryan Brothers – This is us series
  • Last updated: 2 March 2021
  • 12 programs
To mark the 20th anniversary of the National Museum of Australia, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan composed 18 original works, inspired by historical objects. Learn about the history of these objects and hear excerpts of the Grigoryan Brothers compositions in this special series produced by ABC Classic.

This is us: A musical reflection of Australia is commissioned by the National Museum of Australia with support from Ulrike Klein AO and our donor community.

National Museum of Australia logo with text 20years 2021.Logo for ABC Classic.

Return to Top