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Guitarrissimo - Leo Brouwer

From Thursday 27th April 2017 at 9:30am
To Friday 28th April 2017 at 10:00pm
London
Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL
Scroll down to 27th April for information on the website
Two giants of the classical guitar world set the world to rights in a public interview at London's favourite classical guitar venue, the Bolívar Hall, as John Williams interviews his longstanding friend and collaborator, Leo Brouwer, on life, music and guitars. Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great performers of the classical guitar, the Cuban composer is a Honorary Member of UNESCO and is recognised worldwide as the guitar’s most outstanding living composer for the instrument, and as a pioneer in the fusion of musical styles and genres. John Williams is considered by many to be quite simply the best classical guitarist in the world performing today. Please note that this event does not feature any live performances. Advance booking highly recommended! Also in the series, don't miss the following events at Bolívar Hall: 27 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All' 28 Apr, 9.30am-1.30pm | Leo Brouwer Open Masterclasses: 'Guitar for All' 28 Apr, 7.00pm | Concert: 'Homage to Leo Brouwer'

Classical Guitar Weekend at the Headgate

From Sunday 30th April 2017 at 10:00am
To Monday 1st May 2017 at 10:00pm
Colchester
The Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT
Tickets@headgatetheatre.co.uk

The 38th GUITAR COURSE/FESTIVAL AT THE CHATEAU DE LIGOURE

From Friday 4th August 2017 at 2:00pm
To Saturday 12th August 2017 at 12:00pm
France
Château de Ligoure, l, Limousin
665 Euros - http://www.guitarenfrance.org/reglement-payment.html
Outstanding learning and performing opportunities for classical guitarists of all levels. The Château de Ligoure hosts an all-round guitar experience, with individual tuition, master classes, orchestral and ensemble practice, workshops, technique, lectures , concerts, and presentations by guitar makers (Olivier Pozzo), as well as yoga sessions (Anne Grimaud), opportunities for friendship with other guitarists and improvised musical evenings under a star-lit sky. Our Youtube Channel is : guitareligoure.
el.kotzia@gmail.com

World Youth Guitar Festival

From Tuesday 8th August 2017 at 2:00pm
To Friday 11th August 2017 at 5:00pm
Cheltenham Gloucestershire
Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham GL51 6HE
The World Youth Guitar Festival (WYGF) is a unique residential event that unites young classical guitarists aged 8-18 from all over the world, to enjoy making music together. Working in an ensemble setting under the guidance of internationally renowned tutors, WYGF nurtures guitarists of any ability, from those taking their first musical steps, to those on the verge of a professional career.
sandracpge@hotmail.com
Web site - www.wygf.org

International Classical Guitar Festival 2017

From Saturday 19th August 2017 at 4:00pm
To Thursday 24th August 2017 at 6:00pm
Chichester West Sussex
West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ
Outstanding learning and performing opportunities for classical guitarists of all levels. Daily repertoire and technique workshops, two individual lessons, ensemble playing, Guitar Open Day, Lectures, Masterclasses, informal students concerts, Guitar Orchestra, Concerts by Pavel Steidl, Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Gaelle Solal and the Katona Twins.
Email: bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk

Hellys International Guitar Festival

From Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 2:00pm
To Saturday 26th August 2017 at 10:00pm
Helston Cornwall
The Old Cattle Market, Porthleven Road, Helston TR13 0SR
Check Website for details.

Ullapool Guitar Festival

From Friday 6th October 2017 at 7:30pm
To Sunday 8th October 2017 at 10:00pm
Ullapool
Macphail Centre, 5 Mill Street, Ullapool IV26 2UN
£150. See website
Non Residential. Accomodation details on the website under info. Friday 6th October 2017 7.30pm Start Evening Concert featuring:- Friday Night Festival Club – Midnight till late @ The Arch Inn with Adam Bulley,Chas Mackenzie and friends. Saturday 7th October 2017 Workshops @ 10.00am Tutors,Clive Carroll, Hugh Burns, John Goldie, Will McNicol, Tristan Seume, David Buckingham and others to be determined Saturday Afternoon Concert 13.00 Start featuring:- Saturday evening Concert 7.30pm Start featuring:- Saturday Night Festival Club – Midnight till late @ The Arch Inn with Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie and friends. Sunday 8th October 2017 Workshops @ 10.00am Tutors Hugh Burns, Will McNicol, Clive Carroll, Tristan Seume, John Goldie, Will McNicol, Tristan Seume, David Buckingham and others to be determined, Sunday Afternoon Concert 13.00 Start featuring:- Professor Allan Neave and students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Sean Shibe Sunday evening Concert 7.30pm Start featuring:- Festival Club – Midnight till late @ The Arch Inn with Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie and friends.
See Website

Classical Guitar Ensemble Course

From Thursday 16th November 2017 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 19th November 2017 at 2:00pm
Rednal
Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rose Hill, Rednal B45 8RS
To be advised depending upon selection.
The course will run over 2 or 3 days. 3 night, 2 night, non playing partner and meal options available. Rehearsing set pieces over the weekend with Ray Burley as the Tutor. Music will be sent out 4-5 weeks before the course starts.
raymond3325@gmail.com
For further information on the FGS, please email Ray Butcher.

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