Thursday, June 5, 2014

4th Hamilton International Guitar Festival & Competition: June 20-22, 2014

Festival founder Emma Rush
A three-day celebration of the classical guitar! The festival features five spectacular concerts, lessons,master classes, workshops, a vendor showcase and a guitar competition.

Friday, June 20, 8pm: Jerome Ducharme (Canada)
"Mr. Ducharme clearly demonstrated the reason for his high demand.
The man can make a classical guitar jump and sing!" - Classical Guitar Canada

Saturday, June 21, 2pm: Cem Celiksirt (Turkey)
The Turkish virtuoso's North American debut!

Saturday, June 21, 8pm: Johannes Moller (Sweden)
A Hamilton Favourite!
"Guitarist Johannes Moller achieved miracles with his lucid, spacious playing."
Stephen Pettitt, London Evening Standard (UK)
"...a solo affair saturated with serenely sweet sounds that could soothe any a raging King Saul within." - Leonard Turnevicius, The Spec

Sunday, June 22, 2pm: Hugo Acosta (Mexico)
One of Mexico's outstanding young guitarists.

Sunday, June 22, 8pm: International Competition Finalists
Some of the best young guitarists from North America and beyond competing for first prize!
The festival also features Jeffrey McFadden (Canada), Gohar Vardanyan (Armenia),
Kevin Manderville (USA), Will Douglas (USA), Tim Phelan (Canada), Shawn Pickup (Canada), Evan Drummond (USA) and Artistic Director Emma Rush (Canada).

For more information, concert tickets and festival/competition registration please visit www.guitarhamilton.com or call (905) 807-4792.

All festival events take place at the historic Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South. http://www.hcarts.ca/

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