28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy - 10th - 18th October 2020
  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

    Photo: Koblenz-Touristik / Dominik Ketz
  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

    Photo: Koblenz-Touristik / Dominik Ketz
  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

  • 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy
    10th - 18th October 2020

28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy “Special Edition” 2020

Dear friends,

during a trying time for everybody, it’s been important to us for the cultural life of our city, as well as the worldwide guitar community, to do all we can to present, albeit a little different than normal, our festival in October. Over the last few months, it’s become clear how important we are to each other through the personal contact and communication that we normally enjoy, and this has helped drive us on to come up with a new and exciting concept for this year’s “Special Edition” festival. We’ve spent the last few months busy planning, developing new ideas, following all the latest developments and working closely with the authorities to be able to offer a safe and hygienic festival for all involved, according to actual official rules and guidelines.

Finally, we are happy to present to you the 28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival “Special Edition” 2020! Some changes to the original programme, have of course had to be made, but we’ve been able to keep many of our special projects with Barock Vokal, Hochschule für Musik Mainz, MainzMusik, Franz Liszt Academy Budapest, as well as the concerts to celebrate Beethoven Year 2020, marking the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. And of course, we will have many of the world’s leading classical guitarists performing for us. For the full concert schedule click HERE.  

This year’s festival will take place “Live & Online”. We will be working together with a sound and film team, to produce film recordings of all concerts, as well as high quality livestreams. We will be offering an “Online Festival Pass” for the concert livestreams, so that all those from around the world, who cannot be with us this year, will be able to at least have a little of the Koblenz Guitar Festival “feeling” from the comfort of their own homes.

Concerts

With restrictions on audience numbers allowed in the venues, each concert is an hour long and will be performed twice, with an hour interval in between. This will enable us to offer performances for two different audiences.

Competition

The Koblenz Guitar Competition will take place online via Video/YouTube, giving guitarists worldwide and those in countries with travel restrictions, the opportunity to take part.

Masterclasses 

The masterclasses will take place at the Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz, following the hygiene regulations which have already be successfully implemented there. This will allow students to enjoy the unreplaceable experience of live lessons with their chosen teachers.

Luthiers

For the Luthiers we will be able to offer individual rooms in which they can present their instruments, and regardless of the current circumstances keep contact with their customers.

Things are a little different this year, a more intimate festival, but we’re sure it’ll be the same intensive experience that we are accustomed to.

Georg Schmitz, Russell Poyner, Tristan Angenendt and the Koblenz Guitar Festival Team.

28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy „SPECIAL EDITION“ - 10. bis 18. Oktober 2020

Liebe Freundinnen und Freunde der Gitarre,

die Corona-Pandemie hat uns weiterhin im Griff und niemand kann vorhersagen, wie lange sie noch andauert.

Wir haben uns daher dazu entschlossen, das 28. Koblenz Guitar Festival als an die Krise angepasste „SPECIAL EDITION 2020“ durchzuführen.

Alle Konzerte werden zweimal gespielt, aufgenommen, gefilmt und live gestreamt, damit auch diejenigen, die aufgrund der Pandemie in diesem Jahr nicht nach Koblenz kommen können, ihren Platz im Publikum finden.

Der Koblenz Guitar Competition findet in allen drei Runden per Video/YouTube statt, wodurch auch Gitarristinnen und Gitarristen aus Ländern mit Reisebeschränkungen daran teilnehmen können.

Die Dozentinnen und Dozenten der Meisterkurse werden die Studierenden im Gebäude der Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz nach den seit vielen Wochen dort praktizierten und bewährten Hygienebestimmungen unterrichten und somit die unersetzbare direkte Begegnung auch unter den aktuellen Bedingungen gewährleisten.

Für Luthiers stellen wir Einzelräume zur Verfügung, um ihnen auch unter den herrschenden Umständen den Kontakt zu ihren Kundinnen und Kunden zu ermöglichen.

Es wird ein anderes Festival - intimer, aber bestimmt nicht weniger intensiv.

Bleiben Sie gesund!

Georg Schmitz, Russell Poyner, Tristan Angenendt und das Koblenz Guitar Festival Team.

Beethoven-Jahr 2020

Concerts, Masterclasses, Competition, Workshops, Lectures...

TRISTAN ANGENENDT (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), SHEILA ARNOLD (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), BENJAMIN BERGMANN (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), GABRIEL BIANCO (FRANKREICH/FRA), LARISSA BOTOS (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), NIGEL BOYLE (GROSSBRITANNIEN/GBR, PETRIT ÇEKU (KOSOVO/KO), MICHAEL DAUTH (GER/GBR), ANIELLO DESIDERIO (ITALIEN/ITA), HEDAYET JONAS DJEDDIKAR (DUTSCHLAND/GER IRAN/IRN), YUCEN DU (CHINA/CHN), ZORAN DUKIC (KROATIEN/CRO), MARCIN DYLLA (POLEN/POL) , CLAUDIA EDER (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), ALFRED EICKHOLT (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), JÓZSEF EÖTVÖS (UNGARN/HUN), JÖRG GAUCHEL (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), DEJAN GAVRIC (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), GLÜCKSKLEE-QUARTETT (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), OLAF VAN GONNISSEN (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), STEPHEN GOSS (GROSSBRITANNIEN/GBR), SONJA GREVENBROCK (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), FRANK HAUNSCHILD (USA/DEUTSCHLAND/GER), TILMAN HÖHN (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), HANS WERNER HUPPERTZ (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), HUBERT KÄPPEL (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), DALE KAVANAGH (KANADA/CAN), BALASZ D. KECSKÉS (UNGARN/HUN), IGOR KLOKOV (RUSSLAND/RUS), GORAN KRIVOKAPIC (MONTENEGRO/MNE), LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI (POLEN/POL), LUCIO MATARAZZO (ITALIEN/ITA), JUDICAËL PERROY (FRANKREICH/FRA), ALVARO PIERRI (URUGUAY/URY), RUSSELL POYNER (GROSSBRITANNIEN/GBR, ALEXANDER S. RAMIREZ (DEUTSCHLAND/PERU / GER/PER), GERHARD REICHENBACH (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), MORITZ REINISCH (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), ERIK REINHARDT (DEUTSCHLAND/GER), DAVID RUSSELL (GROSSBRITANNIEN/GBR), TAKEO SATO (Deutschland/GER), PAVEL STEIDL (TSCHECHIEN/CZ) , ILDIKÓ SZABADY (UNGARN/HUN), LOTTI SZALAI (UNGARN/HUN), SHAI TERRY (ISRAEL/ISR), OTTO TOLONEN (FINNLAND/FIN), TOMASZ ZAWIERUCHA (POLEN/POL), LIYING ZHU (CHINA/CHN)

IN COOPERATION WITH AND WITH SUPPORT FROM

Koblenz Touristik, Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz, Musikschule der Stadt Koblenz, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, Hochschule für Musik der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz, Barock Vokal-Kolleg für alte Musik an der Hochschule für Musik Mainz, Koblenzer Kulturstiftung, Koblenz International Guitar Society e. V., Cultura Artística São Paulo, GuitarCoop São Paulo, D’Addario USA, Savarez Frankreich, Guitarissimo Schweden, Fundación Victoria y Joaquín Rodrigo Spanien, dotGuitar srl Italien, Ehemaligenverein des Johannesgymnasiums Lahnstein, AureaVox, Café Hahn, Förderverein Kultur im Café Hahn, Lotto Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz, Franz Liszt Akademie Budapest, Volksbank RheinAhrEifel eG ...
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