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Summer schools, workshops or festivals

Derry Guitar Weekend

Saturday 24th August 2019 at 10:00am
To Sunday 25th August 2019 at 10:00pm
email - secretary.cgsni@gmail.com

West Dean International Guitar Festival

Saturday 24th August 2019 at 4:00pm
To Thursday 29th August 2019 at 2:00pm
Chichester West Sussex
West Dean College, A286, West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ
£600 + Accommodation (£355 - 575 see fees here https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/accommodation)

The 27th West Dean Classical Guitar Festival offers outstanding learning and performing opportunities for classical guitarists of all abilities (grade 2 and above) and age sixteen and above. West Dean International Classical Guitar Festival 2019. Outstanding learning and performing opportunities for classical guitarists (grade 2+) of all ages (16 and above) through repertoire and technique classes, ensemble playing, guitar orchestra, student concerts, individual lessons and solo masterclasses. Study with internationally acclaimed artists including Fabio Zanon, Raphaella Smits, Liz Larner, Andrew Gough, Galle Solal, Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Boris Gaquere, Manus Noble, Chris Stell & Mark Eden.

Includes a guitar open day and an evening concert series with performances by Fabio Zanon, Crazy Nails (Gaelle Solal and Boris Gaquere), Raphaella Smits and Eden-Stell Duo.

Bursaries are available for 16 to 24 year old students.

Sponsored by Stephen Eden Guitars, Classical Guitar Magazine, Classical Guitar Centre Birmingham, D'Addario Foundation, Universal Edition and Jos Ramirz Guitars.

Festival Director: Andrew Gough - classicalguitarfestival@gmail.com

For more information please contact Bookings at West Dean College bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk

Andrew@classicalguitar.org.uk 07702 742 418

Craig Ogden Classical Guitar Weekend

Friday 30th August 2019 at 2:00pm
To Sunday 1st September 2019 at 4:00pm
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW
£285 - £325 - £365

A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. This enjoyable, intense weekend study course is suitable for experienced players and advanced students with a minimum skill level of Grade 6 guitar. There will be ensemble work as well as masterclass tutorials. For adults. Concert by Craig at 16:00 on Sunday

01453 759034

Aberconwy Classical Guitar Club Ensemble Day

Sunday 8th September 2019 at 10:00am
To Sunday 8th September 2019 at 4:00pm
Llanfairfechan Conwy
The Split Willow Function Venue, Llanfairfechan LL33 0PA

Guitar Ensemble Day with Ray Burley. 8th September 2019

An opportunity for your guitar ensemble to join in with the

Aberconwy Classical Guitar Club Ensemble Day,

Sunday 8th September 2019, 10am to 4pm.

The Split Willow Function Venue, Llanfairfechan, LL33 0PA

Cost £18 per person including refreshments and light lunch.

Information pdf available on this page:


Aberconwy Classical Guitar Club

Cawsand Bay Guitarfest

Friday 13th September 2019 at 3:00pm
To Sunday 15th September 2019 at 5:00pm
Rame Peninsula Cornwall
Cawsand/Kingsand, Rame Peninsula PL10
£225. £80 deposit Non residential. Plenty of accommodation options. see website

This is a new exciting classical guitar weekend by the sea on the stunning Rame Peninsula, combining great music in an area of outstanding natural beauty which inspires creativity. Come and enjoy meeting and playing with other guitarists, classes and concerts with top professional players & teachers all in a friendly , fun relaxed environment.3 Professional Concerts

(Eden Stell Guitar Duo, Friday evening, Alison Smith Saturday after lunch, Craig Ogden Saturday eve)

Ensemble classes with Alison Smith

Workshop with Mark Eden and Chris Stell (Eden Stell Duo)

Master class with Craig Ogden

Guitar luthier exhibition and talks

Informal playing opportunities

Cream tea on arrival

Friday evening pre concert buffet dinner overlooking the sea

Saturday evening, special pre concert dinner with beautiful views overlooking Whitsand Bay at a top local restaurant, The View, which has appeared in ITV's Cornwall with Caroline Quentin and retained a Michelin Bib Gourmande for 8 years......(drinks not included)

All coffee/tea, cakes and biscuits in the breaks. The classes & concerts will take place in the pretty historic twin fishing villages of Cawsand & Kingsand, an artist's paradise. All venues are in easy walking distance from each other.


Winchester Guitar Festival

Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 7:00pm
To Sunday 6th October 2019 at 10:00pm
Winchester Hampshire
St Lawrence Church, 18-19 The Square, Winchester SO23 9EX

Daniela Rossi 5th October 19:00. THE ROMANTIC GUITAR ... Virtuoso @danielarossiguitarist will be giving a concert on Sat 5 October at St Lawrence Church at 7pm with music by Regondi and Ponce. Daniela has won many international competitions and is one of the guitar worlds rising stars. And LATE NIGHT LUTE with the wonderful Matthew Wadsworth on Saturday 5 October 9pm St Lawrence Church. Talk given my Matthew earlier that day at the Discovery Centre plus a lute worksho


Guitar Ensemble Weekend

Friday 18th October 2019 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 20th October 2019 at 2:00pm
Hillscourt Conference Centre, Hillscourt Rose Hill, Rednal B45 8RS

Weekend of Ensemble guitar playing with Raymond Burley conducting. Saturday evening concert with Raymond Burley, Debra Adamson-Brattland and Arne Brattland. Music for the weekend will be sent out 4-5 weeks before the event. Full board, non playing partners accepted(price on application). Thursday B&B available.


Classical Minds Guitar Festival

Friday 25th October 2019 at 3:00pm
To Sunday 27th October 2019 at 6:00pm
Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Cambridgeshire, Foxton CB22 6RN
£150 (without master class) £165 (with master class)

2018 marked the 14th Anniversary of this 6-day educational event held every June in Texas for those who play or appreciate classical guitar. Renowned concert artists and educators came from throughout the world to teach, coach and perform in concerts and recitals. CM took place in Houston, Texas for 14 years and is now moving to England! Our first UK "Classical Minds" will take place in the village of Foxton at Foxton Village Hall, just outside of Cambridge.

The festival is open to all ages from primary school through university and graduate school plus adult amateurs who study privately or just enjoy playing.

CM offers private lessons, master classes, guitar orchestra, technique classes, guitar classes, workshops, and a solo, small ensemble & guitar orchestra recital on the last day.

This year's faculty includes Daniela Rossi, Valerie Hartzell, and CM Festival Assistant, Mathew James. Hartzell & Rossi will perform a concert on the evening of the 26th.


Anglia Guitar Weekend

Friday 25th October 2019 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 27th October 2019 at 4:00pm
St Neots Cambridgeshire
Buckden Towers, High Street, Buckden, St Neots PE19 5TA
contact peter.rueffer@btinternet.com

A residential weekend for classical guitarists.

Musical Director Peter Rueffer, with Peter Nuttall, Hugh Millington & Simon Pearce.

The focal point is guitar orchestra, with classes for duos, trios etc. These can be existing partnerships, or pairings can be arranged at the welcome reception. All music required will be made available one month before the course.

Buckden Towers is of historical and architectural interest, first mentioned in the Doomsday Survey of 1086 and described as a manor belonging to the Bishop of Lincoln. Set in beautiful grounds the venue is easily accessed from major routes.

Web site - none
Anglia Guitar Orchestra

Guitar Ensemble Weekend

Friday 8th November 2019 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 10th November 2019 at 2:00pm
Hitchin Hertfordshire
Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin SG4 9RB
From £285 +£35 for Gerald

“The focus of each weekend is playing in an ensemble of around 20 classical guitars directed by Gerald Garcia. The weekend is shared with a group of up to 10 solo singers. At the end of the weekend each group performs the pieces they have been rehearsing to the other.

The guitar ensemble rehearsal/tuition programme is determined by its director, but typically

consists of sessions:

• After dinner on the Friday

• Saturday morning

• After tea on Saturday

• After dinner on Saturday

• Sunday morning

The period between lunch and tea on Saturday is free – you can explore the grounds, go into

town, practise, play with other guitarists or singers or just rest.

On Saturday evening there will be an informal concert at which both singers and guitarists who wish to perform to the others may do so.


Cancelled "Guitar Ensemble Weekend"

Friday 15th November 2019 at 6:00pm
To Sunday 17th November 2019 at 2:00pm
Hillscourt Conference Centre, Hillscourt Rose Hill, Rednal B45 8RS
TBA £280 Approx

See October 18th reschedule.


Astraea Guitar Duo Workshop

Saturday 7th March 2020 at 10:00am
To Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 9:00pm
Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton CB22 6RN

This all day workshop features Raymond Burley and Valérie Hartzell, as the Astraea Guitar Duo, with guitar orchestra rehearsals and small ensemble master classes. There is only room for 8 groups to perform in the master classes; each group will receive 30 min (all types of groups welcome - duos, trios, quartets, quintets, etc).

The day starts with tea, coffee, fruit & various pastries before our first event of the day (provided by Ray and Valérie). Participants are asked to bring a lunch (we will have tea, coffee with biscuits available), however, a catered dinner will be provided as part of the tuition.

In the evening, small ensembles from the master classes, Astraea Guitar Duo, and the guitar orchestra will perform in the evening which will be open to the public.

Tuition: £35 (includes all teas/coffees plus registration light breakfast of fruit & pastries)

Master class: £10

Tickets to concert: £5 (free to festival participants & their partners): 7:30 pm

For further information on the FGS, please email Ray Butcher.

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