Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Marshall McGuire

Acclaimed Australian harpist Marshall McGuire has performed as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, English String Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Australia Ensemble. He has appeared at numerous international festivals, and is currently Director of Programming at Melbourne Recital Centre. He has performed in caves, on the beach at Orpheus Island, at the Chateau de Chantilly and in a 12th century chapel in Wales. Playing music in exotic and beautiful locations is his passion.

(Photo by Steven Godbee)


Current Tours:

Sydney Opera Weekend  |  01 – 05 August 2024 (5 days)



“Marshall is a first class leader who displayed deep understanding of the music we heard and who provided valuable insights for us in his pre-performance talks. A real pleasure to travel with.”
Haydn D.  |  Weekend of Music in the Adelaide Hills, 2022


“Marshall is very approachable and a delight to be with.”
Jo M.  |  Weekend of Music in the Adelaide Hills, 2022


“Marshall is charming, organised, thoughtful and inclusive. His passion for the music is shared and his thought and preparation for the talks is outstanding.”
Kay G.  |  Easter in Vienna and Salzburg, 2019


“A near perfect leader. Relaxed and very knowledgeable.”
Shirley D.  | Music in the Mountains, 2018


“Personable & approachable, an endearing sense of humour, competent, knowledgeable & expert in the field of classical music. An excellent choice of tour leader.”
Paul H.  |  Sydney Opera and Music Weekend, 2017