In a fitting homage to the world’s most popular instrument, the 2012 Adelaide International Guitar Festival will run
over four consecutive jam-packed days from 9 to 12 August, boasting 88 musicians - some of the world’s leading guitarists – across 42 events.
The 2012 program is set to deliver a World Premiere, three Australian Premieres and five Adelaide Premieres, 17
international events, one-night only performances, many of which are exclusive to the Adelaide International
As the nation’s largest international guitar festival, this premier Adelaide music event showcases 18 international
artists from the United States of America, Croatia, Bosnia, Brazil and Korea, plus 70 of the best Australian
Heading up his second Adelaide International Guitar Festival, Artistic Director Slava Grigoryan reveals, "There
are very exciting players coming to Adelaide from across a broad spectrum of music, including classical,
flamenco, roots, jazz, blues, rock, funk and contemporary song writing. It’s a chance to see some truly pioneering
musicians and rare collaborations that won’t be repeated beyond this Festival.
"We’re bringing some world-renowned artists as well as fast-rising stars like the Punch Brothers, who have been
invited to Australia for the first time to participate in this year’s program.” Slava says.
Adelaide Festival Centre will house the entire event, offering a smorgasbord of ticketed shows across its various
venues as well as free and low cost workshops, master classes, artist talks and panel discussions.