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32nd KOBLENZ GUITAR FESTIVAL & ACADEMY Sunday 12th May - Monday 20th May 2024

Archives 2017

Masterclasses 2017

1 Pepe Romero
2 Manuel Barrueco
3 David Russell
4 Marco Socias
5 Pavel Steidl
6 Marcin Dylla
7 Göran Söllscher
8 Judicaël Perroy
9 Gabriel Bianco
10 NN
11 Franz Halász
12 Gerhard Reichenbach
13 Alexander S. Ramirez
14 Hubert Käppel
15 Hans-Werner Huppertz
16 Johannes Monno
17 Thomas Müller-Pering
18 Olaf van Gonnissen
19 Scott Tennant
20 Alvaro Pierri
21 Costas Cotsiolis
22 Zoran Dukic
23 Aniello Desiderio
24 Paulo Martelli
25 Tadashi Sasaki
26 Lucio Matarazzo
27 Sabrina Vlaskalic
28 Alfred Eickholt
29 Eugenia Kanthou
30 Thomas Offermann
31 Steven Goss
32 Marcelo Kayath
38 Dale Kavanagh
Three masterclasses per participant. Please select three masterclasses and indicate your choices on the registration form. We will try to fulfil at least two of your choices, but we also ask participants to indicate their preferred alternatives on the registration form, should this not be possible (e.g. 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9). Please note that those who choose masterclasses 1, 2 or 3, must first qualify during the first round of the competition or through a special audition. Those chosen will receive this as an extra masterclass at no extra cost.

33 Junior Guitar Academy

Günter M. Schillings
Russell Poyner
Jörg Gauchel
It is never too early for young guitarists to begin developing their musical skills!
This not only includes receiving guidance from qualified and experienced teachers but also by having close contact with their peers and attending the concerts of internationally renowned guitarists.
The 25th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy – unique in the world – which will be held during Pentecost 2017, will again offer these ideal musical experiences for young guitarists, as it has done now for the past 14 years.
The young players will receive daily tutoring and group classes in technique from Friday through until Monday. Age is not important – players of 6 or 7 years of age have participated before without difficulty!
Listening to concerts and visiting the masterclasses of internationally renowned artists are part of their agenda. A special kids’ nail workshop, which also deals with the question of artificial nails, is being offered as well.
As far as ensembles are concerned, we’ll focus on Joaquín Rodrigo ‚Estudiantina’, Leo Brouwer ‚Un Dia de Noviembre’ and on Franz Schubert – Deutsche Messe D. 872 (Heilig, Heilig). I have arranged these pieces in a way that even very young players can participate. After the successful performances of last year, the ensemble will again play in ensemble during the Pentecost Service, for the concert of the Koblenz Guitar Competition 2017 prizewinners and for Leo Brouwer in his ceremony for the Life Achievement Award of the Koblenz International Guitar Academy, which he will receive on Monday 5 June. I will mail the score early enough to enable every student to pick out the part which suits him best.
In addition to individual participants, groups (duos, trios) are always welcome. Each participant will receive a participation diploma at the end of the festival.
Entry to all events (including all the Festival concerts) for the young guitarist and one escort is included in the participation fee.
Since the establishment of the Junior Guitar Academy in 2004, this event has often been used as an advanced training course for teachers too. These teachers will receive the relevant training certificate at the end of the course. The cost for teachers is 150 euro for passive participation. If a teacher is at the same time the companion of an actively registered student, there is no fee for passive participation.
The Junior Guitar Academy begins on Friday 2 June 2017 at 02.00pm and ends on Monday 5 June 2017, following the final concert.
(Günter M. Schillings)

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