A key objective of IGF is the creation and performance of high-quality new work for solo guitar and guitar in a variety of ensemble settings including guitar concertos.
We are the leading organisation for new music for guitar in Europe having commissioned 97 new works for guitar from leading composers and promoted 253 premieres of new music for guitar. We have promoted festivals and concert series devoted to new music for guitar since 1994.
Our new music programme has commissioned both established and emerging composers including Sergio Assad, Paolo Bellinati, Charlotte Bray, Léo Brouwer, Philip Cashian, Laurence Crane, Joe Cutler, Graham Fitkin, Tim Garland, Deirdre Gribbin, Gabriel Jackson, Graham Lynch, Anna Meredith, John Metcalfe, Edward McGuire, Michael Parsons, Alwynne Pritchard, Max Richter, Terry Riley, Howard Skempton, Giles Swayne, Joby Talbot, Kevin Volans and Errollyn Wallen.
IGF’s programme for new music in 2020 includes the following elements:
- – New music commissions.
- – Performances at IGF festivals around the UK, particularly in London, the south west and north east.
- – Workshops and lectures supporting this new work.
- – Young Artist Platform (YAP).