IGF Newsletter

IGF began the year with its Guitar in London Sunday series at Kings Place on 9 January 2022, featuring Young Artist Platform (YAP) guitarists – past and present – Shannon-Latoyah Simon and Sasha Savaloni

In this and our future Guitar in London Sunday afternoon concerts on 30 January and 27 March 2022, IGF will continue to present YAP recipients as well as reaching out to past YAP recipients, during these difficult Covid-restricted times, offering continuing support.

The next Guitar in London concert features

Emanuele Addis, Hope Cramsie and Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas

Sunday 30‪ January 2022, 3pm, at Kings Place, Book here

Emanuele Addis

Hope Cramsie

Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas

On Sunday 30 January 2022, we look forward to hearing two young performers, Emanuele Addis and Hope Cramsie, as well as the award-winning classical guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas, who is not only a fine musician and guitarist but has also been a great inspiration to many young performers. Their programmes include IGF Commissions – Marinus by Joe Cutler, IGF La Leona Commissions – Waves Caress the Skin of an Ancient Rock… by Electra Perivolaris and, Cuban music – En Cinco Lineas by Eduardo Martín, one of the Cuban composers whose compositions Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas championed, as well as other well-loved classical guitar repertoire.

Ticket Price: £10 and free for under-18 year olds

Kings Place Box Office: 020 7520 1490

Kings Place online Bookings

Future Dates for your 2022 Diary

Guitar in London concert featuring the Meraki DuoMeera Maharaj (flute) and James Girling (guitar) –

premièring the latest IGF La Leona Commission Swarming by Effy Efthymiou.

Sunday 27 March 2022, 3pm.
Kings Place, London

IGF Guitar Summit
22–24 July 2022

Bath Guitar Festival and Summer School
‪16–21 August 2022
Bath Guitar Festival and Summer School 2022

London Guitar Festival
20–23 October 2022

Support Us

IGF is continuing its support of young guitarists through its Young Artist Platform (YAP) concerts at the Guitar in London series at Kings Place and at its festivals throughout the year. The IGF commissions programme also is continuing to commission new works for the guitar and the guitar and guitar in ensemble from mainstream established and young composers, including women composers through its new La Leona: Women and the Guitar project.  If you would like to support IGF in its work, please visit: IGF Support Us

Here’s a short video telling you more about the work that IGF does.

We look forward to seeing you all soon,

Best wishes,
Tom Kerstens
Artistic Director, IGF
International Guitar Foundation (IGF) charity no. 1050109
IGF was created in 1995 to inspire people with what the guitar can achieve.
Honorary Patrons: Sir Martin Carthy, Sir Andrew Davis, Brian May, Dominic Miller and Hamish Stuart.
Artistic Director & CEO: Tom Kerstens, email: tom@igf.org.uk

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