Leo Brouwer & David Russell IGF Guitar Summit @KingsPlace

Leo Brouwer © Ivan Soca

The IGF Guitar Summit 2018 which begins on Thursday 19 July 2018 at Kings Place, in central London features the composer, conductor and classical guitarist, Leo Brouwer, in masterclasses and David Russell in concert on Saturday 21 July 2018 and in masterclasses.

The opening concert will be given by the flamenco guitarist Antonia Jiménez on Thursday 19 July 2018, but the schedule of events begins earlier on Thursday with a lecture by the British guitar maker Gary Southwell, who specialises in building replica early guitars as well as modern guitars (1.15pm).

The International Guitar Foundation has commissioned two new works which will be premièred during the Guitar Summit: Naïvement Rondeau by Graham Lynch will be premièred by the What Guitar Trio in their Young Artist Platform concert on Friday 20 July 2018 at 1.15pm; and Two Guitars by Errollyn Wallen will be premièred by the Housden-Tarlton Duo in their concert on Friday 20 July 2018 at 7.30pm – their evening recital will be shared with the Andrea Vettoretti Quartet: Andrea Vettoretti (guitar); Fabio Battistelli (clarinet); Max Trabucco (percussion) and Alice Guidolin (actress).

David Russell

The four-day classical guitar course, includes working in a guitar orchestra, conducted by Tom Kerstens, and the masterclasses will be taught by David Russell, Mark Eden, Chris StellMichael Lewin, Head of Guitar at the Royal Academy of Music, and Daniela Rossi and  Kevin Cahill.

The flamenco guitarist Antonia Jiménez will give a flamenco guitar techniques class on Friday 20 July 2018 (9.30–11.15am); the masterclasses with Leo Brouwer will be on Friday 20 July 2018 (2.30–6pm) and Saturday 21 July 2018 (2.30–6pm); the  masterclasses with David Russell will be on Sunday 22 July 2018 (9.30am–12.15pm and 2.30–5pm).

The jazz guitarist Nguyên Lê will give a concert on Saturday 21 July 2018 at 7.30pm with his Streams Quartet and will give a two-day jazz course, assisted by Dario Cortese on 21–22 July 2018.

For more on the IGF Guitar Summit 2018 at Kings Place visit.

© 2016 Thérèse Wassily Saba

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