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International Conference at the University of Melbourne Announced

Posted By Erin Young, Monday, June 13, 2016


Instrument of Change, the International Rise of the Guitar (c.1870-1945).

Keynote speakers are Prof. Walter Aaron Clark (University of California, Riverside), Prof. Kevin Dawe (University of Kent), Dr Melanie Plesch (University of Melbourne) and Prof. John Whiteoak (Monash University). The schedule will include concerts and an exhibition of instruments at the Grainger Museum. See the website for more details, including the deadline for abstracts:

http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/instrument-of-change/

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Application for a Master's programme in Greece with Oscar Ghiglia and Elena Papandreou

Posted By Erin Young, Tuesday, June 7, 2016

This years Master’s programme in the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, with Oscar Ghiglia and Elena Papandreou, will start in October 2016.

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: 9 SEPTEMBER 2016

AUDITIONS: 24 and 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

Here is a preview of the application requirements. The requirements will be updated on this link soon. 

- Candidates must prepare a program of 40 minutes’ minimum duration, which will include at least one work (or movements of a work) from each one of the following four groups of composers:

1.   Luys de Narvaez, Luis Milan, Alonso de Mudarra, John Dowland, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Gaspar Sanz, Robert de Visée, Johann Sebastian Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Silvius Leopold Weiss.

 

2.   Fernando Sor, Mauro Giuliani, Nicolo Paganini, Dionisio Aguado, Luigi Legnani, Napoléon Coste, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Giulio Regondi, Francisco Tárrega.

3.   Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, Manuel Maria Ponce, Joaquín Turina, Agustin Barrios, Heitor Villa – Lobos, Federico Moreno Torroba, Federico Mompou, Mario Castelnuovo – Tedesco, Alexandre Tansman, Joaquín Rodrigο, Antonio José, Astor Piazzolla.

4.   Frank Martin, William Walton, Lennox Berkeley, Goffredo Petrassi, Elliot Cook Carter, Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ohana, Alberto Ginastera, Malcolm Arnold, Stephen Dodgson, Luciano Berio, Hans Werner Henze, Toru Takemitsu, Richard Rodney Bennett, Leo Brouwer, Carlo Domeniconi, Francis Kleynjans, Sergio Assad, Dusan Bogdanovic, Nuccio d’ Angelo, Roland Dyens, Nikita Koshkin.

 

- The program must include a substantial work, for example a complete Lute Suite by Johann Sebastian Bach, or a complete Sonata (Nicolo Paganini, Manuel Maria Ponce, Joaquín Turina, Mario Castelnuovo – Tedesco, Joaquín Rodrigo, Antonio José, Alberto Ginastera, Hans Werner Henze, Leo Brouwer, Nikita Koshkin).

- The program must be played from memory.

 

You may also visit the Facebook event and click GOING or INTERESTED in order to get updates:

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1098213043535472/

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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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Master in Classical Guitar Performance 2017 in Alicante, Spain

Posted By Erin Young, Monday, May 16, 2016
   Applications are already being accepted for the V Edition of Master in Classical Guitar Performance 2017 organized by the University of Alicante from January to June.

  A unique opportunity to improve knowledge and practice of the instrument with professors selected from the most renowned virtuosi in the world, The ASSAD BROTHERS, Manuel BARRUECODavid RUSSELL, Pepe ROMERO, Ignacio RODES, etc.

 Visit our website at  http://www.master-guitarra-alicante.com/ and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alicante-Guitarra-Cl%C3%A1sica/221856694626309

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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 www.bostonguitarfest.org

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Register now for the Video Round of Guitar Masters 2016 competition

Posted By Erin Young, Monday, May 16, 2016


When: May 01 - July 31
Where: Wrocław, Poland (or ONLINE)
 

Are you a 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 in autumn of 2016 as part of the program of the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016. Visit www.guitarmasters.pl to register today!

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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 http://www.concursoalhambra.com/.

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 www.guitarmasters.pl 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: http://www.musique-lozere.com/en/session-3-mende/

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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: http://www.festivalmusicalp.com/indexE.html 

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