London Guitar Festival 2019-26-10

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London Guitar Festival 2019


October 2019

The Big Night of the Guitar

featuring David Russell, the Final of London International Guitar Competition, and 2018 winner Emmanuel Sowicz

Final of the London International Guitar Competition (LIGC)

Kings Place Hall One 5-6.15pm

LIGC is one of the most prestigious competitions worldwide which has attracted the best guitarists under 30 years of age who have come from 33 different countries. Tonight, three finalists will play 20 each to win the coveted First Prize.

Tickets: (included in price of the evening concert or as separate ticket £4.50)


Kings Place Hall One 6.30pm

A 30-minute performance by Chilean guitarist Emmanuel Sowicz, the outstanding winner of London International Guitar Competition 2018.

Programme includes Joe Cutler’s Marinus (IGF Commission)

Tickets: (included in price of the evening concert or as separate ticket £4.50)


The concert will conclude with a performance of one of the greatest guitarists in the world, the amazing David Russell

Kings Place Hall One 7.30pm

Programme includes music by (TBC)

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. His many recordings for Telarc have met with tremendous acclaim and numerous awards including a GRAMMY. David is highly sought after and tours the world continuously, this is a not to be missed chance to see the world’s foremost classical guitarist in concert, his only London appearance in 2019.

Daytime Programme

Flamenco Guitar Masterclass by Antonia Jimenez

Kings Place Wenlock Room 9.30-12.30

Tickets: Players £40, Observers £20

Young Artist Platform (YAP)

Kings Place St Pancras Room 12.30-1.30pm

Come and hear the future stars of the guitar, IGF’s YAP presents the very best of young international talent.
YAP offers much needed opportunities for young guitarists in the early stages of their careers. Audition winners are offered concerts at all of IGF’s festivals that year, including London Guitar Festival as well as workshops and mentoring.

IGF’s programme for new guitar music, new players and new audiences.

New commissions by Errollyn Wallen, Laura Snowden, Gabriel Jackson and Howard Skempton.

Tickets: £4.50 online

ASPIRE Stage – UK Conservatoires present

Kings Place St Pancras Room 2.30-3.30pm

Students from the four leading London conservatoires will present chamber music with guitars.

Tickets: £4.50 online

Kings Place: 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

Friday 25 October

Venus, women and the guitar
Flamenco Pasión
with Antonia Jimenez, Afra Rubino and Bettina Flater flamenco guitar soloists
with Alicia Morales, voice, and Nasrine Rahmani, percussion

Sunday 27 October

David Russell masterclass
Venus, women and the guitar
Girls Rock
Composing for guitar: Errollyn Wallen
Concert: Laura Snowden


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