was born in 1976 in Kazakhstan and immigrated with his family to Australia in 1981.
As a major prizewinner at the Tokyo International Classical Guitar Competition, Slava was signed by the Sony Classical Label in 1995 and has since released 6 six solo albums and many collaborative recordings. Slava Grigoryan has performed as a soloist at international festivals and has appeared with many of the worlds leading orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Radio Orchestra, the Klagenfurt Symphony Orchestra in Austria, the Halle Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the New Zealand Symphony, numerous tours with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and all of the Australian Symphony Orchestras.
He regularly performs with his brother Leonard and is a founding member of Saffire, the Australian Guitar Quartet. In 2005 he toured Australia, in 2009/10 Europe with American great, Ralph Towner, and legendary jazz guitarist from Austria, Wolfgang Muthspiel. The first recording of this trio, known as MGT, “from a dream” was released in 2009.
was born in 1985 and began studying the guitar with his father at the age of four. Having always performed with his brother Slava, the duo has become a crucial part of their respective musical careers.
In 2001, Leonard was the only guest artist on Slava's ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) award winning album, ”Sonatas and Fantasies”. The following year they released their first duo album “Play” which was also nominated for an ARIA. In 2005 Slava and Leonard released their second duo album “Rodrigo Concertos” on ABC Classics. In 2007 Slava & Leonard recorded their third Album “Impressions”, featuring the music of Debussy, De Falla and Mompou.
In March 2006 Leonard had his debut performance at London’s Wigmore Hall with Slava. From that point on he has internationally toured as a solist, as duo with his brother Slava and as part of the award-winning group Saffire – The Australian Guitar Quartet.
Leonard is also a composer and founding member of the instrumental ensemble FGHR which performed at the opening concert of the 2009 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.