2021

16-18
 July

Live THE ultimate guitar experience!

The IGF Guitar Summit is back at Kings Place for three packed days of concerts, workshops, lunchtime recitals, panel discussion and masterclasses with some of the world’s greatest guitarists!

Come and hear the leading classical guitarist of our times, David Russell, celebrated Flamenco virtuoso Juan Martín, a rare visit of the incredible gypsy jazz legend Stochelo Rosenberg and the amazing young Spanish guitarist Rafael Aguirre, a winner of an astounding 13 First Prizes in international guitar competitions. All be also teaching so don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from these world class masters of the guitar!

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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Jazz Course with
Stochelo Rosenberg

Friday and Saturday 16 & 17 July
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

Prices:
£225 full course, £125 for one day

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Stochelo Rosenberg in concert – book ticket

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

Prices:
£225 full course, £125 for one day

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Juan Martín in concert – book ticket

Classical Course with
Rafael Aguirre & David Russell

Saturday 17 July
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
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.

FULL COURSE (Saturday & SUNDAY)
Player ticket: £100
What’s included:

  • Masterclass with Rafael Aguirre (30 minutes per player)
  • Masterclass with David Russell (30 minutes per player)
  • Two individual lessons with tutors Tom Kerstens and Kevin Cahill
  • Free admission to lunchtime concerts – Saturday & Sunday
  • La Leona: Women and the Guitar Panel Discussion (free event)
  • 20% discount on all evening concert tickets
  • Free entry to George Tarlton concert – Saturday


Observer ticket: £80
What’s included:


  • Observer access to all masterclasses
  • Free admission to lunchtime concert
  • 20% discount on all evening concert tickets
  • Free entry to George Tarlton concert
 

SATURDAY ONLY
Player ticket: £60
What’s included:

  • Masterclass with Rafael Aguirre (30 minutes per player)
  • 1 individual lesson
  • Free admission to lunchtime concert
  • La Leona: Women and the Guitar Panel Discussion (free event)
  • Free entry to George Tarlton concert


Observer ticket: £45
What’s included:

  • Observer access to masterclass with Rafael Aguirre
  • Free admission to lunchtime concert
  • 20% discount on all evening concert tickets
  • Free entry to George Tarlton concert
 

SUNDAY ONLY
Player ticket: £70
What’s included:

  • Masterclass with David Russell (30 minutes per player)
  • 1 individual lesson
  • Free admission to lunchtime concert
  • La Leona: Women and the Guitar Panel Discussion (free event)

 
Observer ticket: £45
What’s included:

  • Observer access to masterclass with David Russell
  • Free admission to lunchtime concert
  • La Leona: Women and the Guitar Panel Discussion (free event)
  • 20% discount on all evening concert tickets
  • Free entry to George Tarlton concert
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