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2nd Korea International Guitar Festival Announced

Posted By Erin Young, Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The 2nd Korea International Guitar Festival organized by the Korea Guitar Association has been announced. 


August 11th – 15th, 2016 (Thursday-Sunday)
Yangpyeong Hyundai Bloomvista
- International Guitar Competition
- Concerts
- Seminar
- Amateur classes
- Guitar exhibition
Info about the International Competition
Participation fee: 80 US $ (free for full paying participants of masterclasses)
Date: August 12th – 14th 
Application deadline: July 17th 
Please send a completed application form and audio file for preliminary round.
Preliminary round: Per audio, July 17th, 2016
Main round: August 12th, 2PM
Final round: August 14th, 3 PM
Requirements: participants must be born after January 1st, 1983 and before December 31th, 2002 (age 13 to 14)
I. Rewards and Prizes
-First:  6,000,000 KRW (and one handmade classical guitar by Seo Minseog)
-Second:  3,000,000 KRW 
-Third: 1,000,000 KRW 
*Prize money will be paid after tax deduction
Guest Professors:
Benjamin Verdery (USA, Professor at Yale University), hear juror
Leon Koudelak (Czech Republic, Art Director of Thailand Guitar Festival) 
Danny Yeh (Taiwan, Professor of Shanghai Conservatory)
Ian O'Sullivan (USA, Hawaiian Ukuleleist)
Seong Woo Lee, Jangsoo Jun, Manjae Sou (Korea, classical guitarists)

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Incontri Chitarristici di Gargnano at Lake Garda in Italy

Posted By Erin Young, Saturday, May 21, 2016

Though not officially announced yet, the dates and rules for the Incontri Chitarristici di Gargnano at Lake Garda in Italy with Oscar Ghiglia, Massimo Lonardi and Elena Papandreou have been released in advance. 

The dates will be as follows:

July 15th, 2016 is the deadline for sending the youtube video for the eliminatory round of the competition by e-mail, as well as all the required documents (see the attached rules for details).

August 26th and 27th, 2016 semi-final and final of the competition.

August 27th auditions for the course will take place.

The course will take place from the 28th of August to the 5th of September.

The rules for the International Gargnano Competition can now be found in these links:

English: Here.

Italian: Here. 

 Attached Files:

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Boston GuitarFest 11 "Viva España!" Announced

Posted By Erin Young, Monday, May 16, 2016

Boston GuitarFest 11: Viva España!
June 15-19
Boston, MA
New England Conservatory and Northeastern University


Eliot Fisk, New England Conservatory, and Northeastern University host a week of concerts, classes, competitions, and expos, this year on a Spanish theme. Full participants, auditors, and competitors can receive earlybird rates by registering before May 30, 2016. 


Classes. Each full participant receives 2 lessons with faculty, with the possibility of one being a masterclass with Eliot Fisk, Oscar Ghiglia, or Joaquin Clerch.


Competitions. Performance competition winners receive a cash award, a prize guitar by Noe Zalapa, and a concert at the next year's festival. 


Concerts. Nightly concerts celebrating the Spanish theme, including appearances by Anabel Montesinos, Grisha Goryachev, Zaira Meneses, Joaquin Clerch, Oscar Ghiglia, Eliot Fisk, and more. 


Activities. From a luthier's expo to round-table discussions to a museum visit, there are plenty of options to experience Boston and enjoy the GuitarFest community. 
A full schedule and registration options are available at

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XIII Alhambra International Guitar Competition Announced

Posted By Erin Young, Friday, May 6, 2016

XIII Alhambra International Competition, 2016

We are pleased to inform that the rules of the XIII Alhambra International Competition, which will take place in 2016, are already available on this website

Do not miss this opportunity,there are over 30.000 euros in prizes, concerts, recordings...We want to be your dream!The conquest of this dream is possible and it is worth a try.Sign up and participate."Success can be achieved and maintained by those who keep trying it”

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Registration for the Video Round of Guitar Masters 2016 competition announced

Posted By Erin Young, Friday, May 6, 2016
Are you a classical guitarist, looking for international exposure? Register now for the Video Round of Guitar Masters 2016 competition, based in Wroclaw (Poland). It offers the highest awards in the world in 2016 (I Prize: 20 000 EUR) and features great artists on the Jury, led by Oscar Ghiglia. GM2016 is the XIX edition of Wroclaw Guitar Festival, organized as part of the program of the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016.
When: May 01 - June 30
Where: Wrocław, Poland (or ONLINE)
Visit to register today!

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Summer festival with Florian Larousse, Natalia Lipnitskaya, and Judicaël Perroy

Posted By Erin Young, Saturday, April 30, 2016

From August 3rd to August 13th Florian Larousse, Natalia Lipnitskaya, and Judicaël Perroy will host the guitar classes for the Académie Internationale de Musique et de Danse de la Lozère.

For more information visit:

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MusicAlp International Academy of Music in Tignes with Judicaël Perroy

Posted By Erin Young, Saturday, April 30, 2016

MusicAlp International Academy of Music in Tignes  with Judicaël Perroy

From July 20th to July 31st join acclaimed guitarist Judicaël Perroy in the French Alps for the MusicAlp International Academy of Music in Tignes. There will be six classes over a period of nine days in an intimate setting with around 10 guitar students. In total with all of the other instrumentalists represented there will be around one hundred and fifty students. 

For more information visit: 

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Summer Guitar Program in Ellenville, NY with Tali Roth

Posted By Erin Young, Monday, April 18, 2016
4Strings Music Festival 
Summer Guitar Program in Ellenville


The 4Strings Music Festival is a chamber music program devoted to string players of all levels emphasizing performance skills, musicianship, technique, and tone production. Master classes with internationally acclaimed artists will educate students on important issues such as technique, musicianship and tone production.
We provide a unique summer music program offering string players the opportunity to spend two weeks studying classical music alongside distinctive faculty from New York City’s premier music programs. Our student’s creative expression will be inspired by the natural surroundings, stylish accommodations, and the harmony created by a balanced educational approach. This environment helps build friendships and relationships within the cultural community of dedicated faculty and talented students. Our summer music festival program includes full chamber repertoire, solo performance opportunities, and large group ensembles.


Tali Roth will be leading the guitar portion of the course.


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Summer Program in Narni, Italy with Tali Roth and Luciano Tortorelli

Posted By Erin Young, Monday, April 18, 2016

From July 10th to July 31st, 2016 Narnia Arts Academy and the City of Narni will offer the fifth season of the Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program for instrumentalists, singers and dancers in the beautiful city of Narni (Italy).

Young artists come together in the heart of Umbria for a unique program that combines musical study and an immersion into the Italian culture.

The result is a rich program of events, which will include lessons, workshops, master classes, conferences, exhibits, guided tours, and concerts and shows in the most prestigious halls and in the most suggestive archaeological sites of Narni.

 As a part of Narnia Festival Tali Roth and Luciano Tortorelli will offer private lessons, and chamber coaching. There will be trips, many free concerts, and performance opportunities in great venues.

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Victoria Summer Guitar Academy Announced

Posted By Erin Young, Monday, April 18, 2016

Victoria Summer Guitar Academy, July 18-23
at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada 
Dr. Alexander Dunn, director 
Hello guitarists,
The website for the Summer Guitar Academy is live.
We have an exciting week of lessons, guitar orchestra, masterclasses, and concerts with an international faculty including Randy Pile, Janet Grohovac, Chad Ibison, and guest artists Esther Thommen (Switzerland), Christopher Boston (USA), Simon Farintosh (Canada). There is also a beginning guitar component with Douglas Hensley.
The schedule is as follows:
Please note that for out-of-towners, there is billet information on the academy website or affordable accommodation through the University of Victoria Residence Services.  
Registration is now open - to guarantee your spot for the 2016 Summer Guitar Academy, register by May 13. There are a small number of bursaries available.
Please forward this email to those you think would be interested.  
See you at the 2016 Summer Guitar Academy!
Dr. Alexander Dunn, Director

 Attached Files:
SGA Handbill.pdf (455.98 KB)
Schedule2016.pdf (71.28 KB)

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