Julian Bream Trust Concert 2019 @Wigmore Hall

The young Japanese guitarist Saki Kato will be premièring the latest commission of The Julian Bream Trust, Streams and Variations by the British composer Edward Cowie on Thursday 21 November 2019 at Wigmore Hall, London. Julian Bream established The Julian Bream Trust in 2008 to continue his legacy of expanding the contemporary classical guitar repertoire by commissioning composers to write…

Guildhall Guitar Alumni: George Tarlton, Isabel Martínez …

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London is holding its annual Alumni Recital Series, on Tuesday 19 November 2019, at Milton Court Concert Hall. This year, the recital features George Tarlton, who has just won First Prize at the IGF London International Guitar Competition, Isabel Martínez, who has just released her recording Noche Andaluza, the Peruvian-born…

NOVA Guitar Duo: Farewell London – Hello Florianópolis, again

While in London we all feel a little misty eyed from farewelling the NOVA Guitar Duo of Luiz Mantovani and Nelly von Alven, in Florianópolis they are preparing to welcome back their Professor of Guitar at the State University of Santa Catarina – UDESC, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, the Brazilian guitarist Luiz Mantovani, who has spent the past…

London International Guitar Competition 2019 @KingsPlace

CONGRATULATIONS to George Tarlton who has won First Prize at the IGF London International Guitar Competition 2019, which was held on Saturday 26 October 2019, at Kings Place, London. The Chair of the Jury, the composer Stephen Goss, said the jury’s decision was extremely difficult, as the performances given by each of the three Finalists gave excellent performances. Elia…

EuroStrings International Guitar Competition: LiveStream @KingsPlace @TheIGF @EuroStrings

The annual Guitar Summit at Kings Place London, organised by the International Guitar Foundation & Festivals (IGF) is hosting the Second EuroStrings Guitar Competition. The semi-final round will begin on Saturday 20 July 2019 at 9.30am (London time) and is being live streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3svLBLZnsI4 The 8 semi-finalists for the Second EuroStrings Guitar Competition are: 1. Julia…

London International Guitar Competition 2018: Winners Announced

CONGRATULATIONS to Emmanuel Sowicz who has just won First Prize at the IGF London International Guitar Competition 2018, which was held on Saturday 27 October 2018, at Kings Place, London. The Chair of the Jury, the composer George Odam, said the jury’s decision was unanimous. Simone Rinaldo won Second Prize and Carlo Curatolo won Third prize. The…

London Guitar Festival 2018 @EuroStrings @KingsPlace

The annual London Guitar Festival organised by the International Guitar Foundation & Festivals (IGF) is going to be super charged this year. As well as featuring the Gerardo Núñez Quintet with Carmén Cortés (Friday 26 October 2018, Kings Place), Ana Vidovic (Saturday 27 October 2018, Kings Place), and Margarita Escarpa and Paco Seco (Sunday 27 October 2018, Kings Place),…