28th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy - 10th - 17th October 2020

Masterclasses, Workshops, Lectures

Masterclasses Guitar:

1 Goran Krivokapic
2 Marcin Dylla
3 Zoran Dukic
4 Petrit Çeku
5 Lukasz Kuropaczewski
6 Pavel Steidl
7 Judicaël Perroy
8 Gabriel Bianco
9 Hans-Werner Huppertz
10 Aniello Desiderio
11 Thorsten Drücker
12 Hubert Käppel
13 Manuel Barrueco
14 David Russell
15 Otto Tolonen
16 Alfred Eickholt

17 Alexander S. Ramirez
18 Johannes Monno
19 Thomas Müller-Pering
20 Tristan Angenendt
21 Fabio Zanon
22 Marcelo Kayath
23 Dale Kavanagh
24 Russell Poyner
25 Jozsef Eötvös
26 Helen Sanderson
27 Tadashi Sasaki
28 Tomasz Zawierucha
29 Liying Zhu
30 Lucio Matarazzo
31 Olaf Van Gonnissen
32 NN

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 13 or 14 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.

Masterclasses Chamber Music:

35 Voice & Guitar with Claudia Eder and Hans-Werner Huppertz.
This course is aimed at existing duos as well as individual soloists and involves individual lessons as well as Team-Teaching given by Prof. Claudia Eder and Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz. Those interested should contact the festival management for more information about the course and course fee.
36 Flute & Guitar
Coming soon
37 Barock Vokal-Kolleg für alte Musik an der Hochschule für Musik Mainz, open rehearsal with Prof. Claudia Eder and Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz (Artist in Residence). Passive participation only.


38 Junior Guitar Academy
Jörg Gauchel
Russell Poyner
Birgitta Diehl-Kohli
Matthew Peters

Children and young people also have the opportunity to take part in the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy. Along with other like-minded young guitarists they can experience the unique atmosphere of the festival, at the same time as developing their skills and abilities.
The Junior Academy takes place from Friday 29 May until Pentecost Monday 1 June 2020. The centre point of the academy are the rehearsals and making music together in a large ensemble. Under the guidance of experienced guitar teachers from Germany, Great Britain, America and Switzerland, the young guitarists will prepare Baroque and Modern ensemble works. These will be performed at the Pentecost Mass, on Sunday 20 May, and the Prize-winners Concert, on Monday 21 May, to a large international audience.
Furthermore, Junior Academy participants will attend concerts by the many world-class performers at the festival. They also have the opportunity to receive one-to-one tuition or lessons in small groups.
The starting age for the Junior Academy is around 8 years old. When needed the youngest guitarists will receive arrangements of the music related to their current playing ability. After consultation with the participant, (and also gladly with their teacher) the music will be sent in good time by post. At the end of the festival, all participants will receive a certificate of participation.
The course fee for the Junior Academy is 110 Euros and includes a concert-pass for the participant and an accompanying person for all concerts and events at the festival.
Since its beginning 15 years ago, the Junior Academy has also been used by guitar teachers as an advanced training course. Interested teachers can register as a passive participant (160 Euros), which also includes entrance to all concerts and events, and a certificate.

Jörg Gauchel

Mobil: +491709341099
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39 How To Practise
Prof. Hubert Käppel
By appointment

40 Theory entrance examinations for German Music Colleges
Georg Schmitz
By appointment

41 Composing, arranging and transcribing for guitar
Prof Dr Stephen Goss
Stephen Goss will be offering advice and guidance to guitarists who would like to develop their skills as composers and arrangers. The sessions will cover all aspects of composition and particular issues in transcribing and arranging, including style, register, transposition, voicing and texture. Those interested should contact the festival management for more information about the course and the course fee.


Monday 25 May 7 pm Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Alfred Eickholt
Concert Introduction Eröffnungskonzert Goran Krivokapic & Dejan Gavric
Tuesday 26 May 7 pm Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Hubert Käppel
Concert Introduction Solorecital Zoran Dukic

Wednesday 27 May 7 pm Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Dr. Jozsef Eötvös
Concert Introduction Solorecital Lukasz Kuropaczewski

Thursday 28 May 7 pm Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Olaf Van Gonnissen
Concert Introduction Duo Judicaël Perroy & Gabriel Bianco

Fiday 29 May 3 pm Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Rheinlounge
Prof. Dr. Stephen Goss
Concert Introduction Friday Night for Guitar & Orchestra

Saturday 30 May 3 pm Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Johannes Monno
Concert Introduction Solorecital Manuel Barrueco

Sunday 31 May 2.30 pm  Kurfürstliches Schloss, Gartensaal
Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz
Concert Introduction Solorecital David Russell
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