Classical Guitar Festivals and Competitions in August 2015


August 2-9

24th International Guitar Symposium and Guitar Festival; Iserlohn, Germany

In the historic renovated Haus Villigst, a 12th century manor, and venues in town. Lessons, lecture and seven concerts featuring Marcin Dylla, Marco Tamayo & Anabel Montesinos, Guitalian Quartet, Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Benjamin Verdery, Emma Rush, Eliot Fisk, others.

August 10-16

IGF Residential Summer School and Festival; Shrewsbury, England

Includes multiple guitar genres, including classical: Gary Ryan teams up with Carlos Bonell, Tom Kerstens, Allan Neave, Craig Ogden, and Laura Snowden for a week of concerts, master classes and lessons.

August 13-15

Wilson Center Guitar Competition and Festival; Brookfield, Wisconsin


Multi-genre competition which includes four categories: classical, rock/blues, jazz, fingerstyle. Classical master class with Anne Waller. Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, Wisconsin.

August 13-22

38th Guitar Course/Festival at Chateau De Ligoure; Solignac-Le Vigen, France

Guitar lessons, master classes, orchestral and ensemble practice, workshops, lectures, concerts, and presentations by guitar makers in the Limousin region. Concerts and master classes by Michel Grizard (France), Eleftheria Kotzia (Greece), and Guillem Perez-Quer (Spain)

August 15-21

24th West Dean International Classical Guitar Festival and Summer School; West Dean, England

With Marcin Dylla, Morgan Szymanski, David Leisner, Amanda Cook, Chris Stell, Jan de Kloe, Alison Bendy, Gerald Garcia, the Arctic Guitar Trio, et al. Scholarships/bursaries are available for students aged 16-24 years. Contact: The Bookings Office, West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ. Tel. 0844 499 4408; +44 1243 811 301.

August 24-30

25th International Guitar Festival Forum Gitarre Wien

Courses, concerts, competitions, and more, the International Guitar Festival Forum Gitarre Wein features performances by Margarita Escarpa, Denis Azabagic, Marcin Dylla, and more. Lectures by Michael Macmeeken, Carlo Marchione, and Daniel Zucali.

August 30-September 6

6th Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival; Big Fork, Montana

Numerous concerts and workshops with all styles of guitarists—electric, steel-string and classical—all in an amazing natural setting. Workshops include Brazilian guitar with Romero Lubambo, and “Classic Guitar Perfected”—a week with the L.A. Guitar Quartet. Concerts by Lee Ritenour, Dweezil Zappa, et al. Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation.