23-25October, 2020

New players. New music. New experiences

The 16th edition of London Guitar Festival brings you a wonderful series of concerts by major international artists, young guitarists making their debuts, new commissions, the Final of London International Guitar Competition 2020, and plenty of workshops, foyer events and lectures.

Friday 23 Oct

Flamenco Pasión
Dani de Morón, flamenco guitar
with dancer Patricia Guerrero
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EuroStrings Artists
Flavio Nati (Italy) – laureate of Tampere Guitar Festival (Finland)
Ema Kapor (Serbia) – laureate of Tallinn Guitar Festival (Estonia)
Zsombor Sidoo (Hungary) – laureate of Zagreb Guitar Festival (Croatia)
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Saturday 24 Oct

Big Night of the Guitar
featuring the Assad Brothers guitar duo, the Final of London International Guitar Competition, and 2019 winner George Tarlton
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Young Artist Platform (YAP)
IGF’s YAP presents the very best of young international talent.
EuroStrings Artists
Come and hear the best young guitarists in the world and the stars of tomorrow!
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Sunday 25 Oct

Odair Assad masterclass
Sergio Assad masterclass
Odair and Sergio Assad are not only the greatest guitar duo in the world, they are also outstanding teachers, and this is a unique chance to study with them. There will be a class by each. Odair is based in Brussels where he teaches at Ecole Supérieure des Arts. Sérgio resides in San Francisco, where he is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory.
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Tom Kerstens’ G Plus Ensemble
plays premieres of new IGF commissions: work by Léo Brouwer, Joe Cutler, Howard Skempton, Laura Snowden and Errollyn Wallen.
Programme also includes work by Toru Takemitsu.
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Mateusz Kowalski
Recital by the winner of the second EuroStrings Guitar Competition 2019.
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