Coondle virtuoso creates magic from serenity

By Mark Roy

THE PURE, plaintive notes spiral upwards, suffusing the high-ceilinged room with liquescent melody.

Closing my eyes, I’m transported by these meditative and uplifting sounds.

I could be anywhere – the Philharmonie de Paris, the Albert Hall, or a Viennese cathedral.

The music ends and I’m back in a sunlit room atop a hill in Coondle, where international virtuoso violinist Rupert Guenther is allowing me a glimpse into his life’s work as a composer, teacher, concert artist and mentor.

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