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Unfortunately, due to the extension of restrictions and travel quarantine rules in the UK, we have had to postpone the international artists concerts and courses until 2022.

We have updated the event timetable to adapt to the ongoing situation – the David Russell, Rafael Aguirre and Stochelo Rosenburg courses and concerts will take place next year.

There’s still much to look forward to at this year’s Guitar Summit – all other concerts and the exciting flamenco course with Juan Martín will still take place, and the Big Summer Night of Guitar will now feature George Tarlton, Tom Kerstens’ G Plus Ensemble and La Leona (with Laura Snowden and Eleanor Kelly)!

La Leona (the Lioness) is a new IGF project celebrating women and the guitar. We present new commissioned work by young women composers performed by four outstanding young women players. My G Plus Ensemble will premiere new work by Léo Brouwer and Laura Snowden, both IGF commissions. As always, we champion young talent, and our Young Artist Platform presents some of the stars of tomorrow’s guitar.

Join us for a thrilling weekend of guitar!

Tom Kerstens 
Artistic Director IGF

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The Courses

Jazz Course with
Stochelo Rosenberg

Kings Place, London

Gypsy Jazz virtuoso Stochelo Rosenberg is a legend, who very rarely teaches. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to study with him on a two day course at Kings Place, a superb venue in the heart of London’s most exciting and fast growing area, a stone’s throw from the EuroTunnel terminal at St Pancras.

Stochelo is assisted by Chris Quinn, who is a highly experienced teacher and acoustic guitar wizard in his own right.

£225 full course, £125 for one day

Flamenco course with
Juan Martín

Saturday and Sunday 17 & 18 July
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kings Place, London

Voted into the top three guitarists in the world by US magazine Guitar Player, Juan Martín is one of the big names of the Flamenco guitar. His original Flamenco guitar method ‘El Arte Flamenco de la Guitarra’ is considered to be the ‘bible’ of flamenco guitar and has seen ten reprints.

Juan is also an outstanding and patient teacher and he will be giving a two-day course at the IGF Guitar Summit at Kings Place. Don’t miss the opportunity to study with one of the greats of the flamenco guitar.

Supported by Spain ARTS&CULTURE and The Embassy of Spain – London


£225 full course, £125 for one day

Juan Martín in concert – book ticket

Classical Course with
Rafael Aguirre & David Russell

Masterclass with Rafael Aguirre

Kings Place, London
Sunday 18 July
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Masterclass with David Russell

Kings Place, London

Rafael Aguirre is one of the very best young guitarists in the world today, mesmerising audiences worldwide with his astonishing virtuosity and musicality. A sensational success at the most prestigious international guitar competitions around the world winning a stunning 13 First Prizes, he is one of the most technically gifted guitarists alive today. This is a rare opportunity to study with one of the most celebrated guitarists worldwide who is also an excellent and patient teacher.

Supported by Spain ARTS&CULTURE and The Embassy of Spain – London



David Russell is one of the giants of the classical guitar today. His beautifully polished and refined playing have made him a hero to guitarists and audiences the world over.
David is also a much sought after teacher, famous for his patience, friendly approach and ability to give students of every level an invaluable experience transforming their playing.

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