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15th Annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival
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5/28/2015 to 5/31/2015
When: 5/28/2015
Where: Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio  44106
United States
Contact: Armin Kelly

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The fifteenth annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival - one of North America’s oldest, most respected classical guitar events - will take place Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Please join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, debut performances, world premieres, master classes, lectures, and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new.

Artistic Director: Armin Kelly

Street Address: Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 11021 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Phone number: 216-752-7502

Performing Artists:

Jason Vieaux, CIM Guitar Department Head (USA) 
  Among the elite of today's classical guitarists (Gramophone)

Paul Galbraith, guitar (Scotland) 
  Magnificently played, thoughtful and majestic performances (Gramophone)

Ricardo Gallen, guitar (Spain) 
  Flawless interpretation and charisma and exquisite technique and particularly beautiful sound...." (Diario de Cordoba)

Yolanda Kondonassis, harp (USA)
  Kondonassis showed why she's arguably the preeminent harpist in the world (The Beaumont Enterprise)

Antonis Hatzinikolaou, guitar (Greece)
  Magnificent...simply magnificent! This is playing of the highest standard. (Classical Guitar Magazine)

Duo Melis, Susana Prieto & Alexis Alexis Muzurakis, guitars (Spain & Greece)
  Their Bay Area debut . . . revealed an ensemble notable for sensitive musicianship, virtuosic panache, and stylish performances. (San Francisco Classical Voice) 

Pavel Steidl, guitar (Czech Republic)
  Never was a standing ovation more richly deserved (Classical Guitar)

Gideon Whitehead, guitar (USA)
  Whitehead demonstrated his ability to bring out subtle inner details and achieve a variety of voicings over a wide dynamic range (


Colin Davin, guitar (USA)
  Mr Davin is the real thing, a player with a virtuoso's technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination. (American Record Guide)

Joshia de Jonge, master guitar maker (Canada)
  If the term "Child prodigy" can be applied to luthiers, Joshia de Jonge certainly qualifies. (Acoustic Guitar)

Nigel North, lute (England)
  Perhaps he is the greatest performer on the instrument of all time (Birmingham Post)

Gernot Wagner, master guitar maker (Germany)
  The originator of the idea to use Nomex® in double top guitar construction

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