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in England

From the 5th Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival


I am delighted to announce the 5th Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival, London will take place from
July 10th – July 12th 2019 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance situated on the magnificent grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.Recital artists will include Roberto Aussel, Graham Anthony Devine and Xuefei Yang. In addition, there will be return of the luthiers’ EXPO throughout the festival for 2019.

Bookings are now open for our festival classical guitar course which will feature lessons and course masterclasses from all of the concert artists plus guest tutors Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Fiona Harrison, Alex Roche, Nathen Durasemy and Grant McFarlane Dowse. The course, which is suitable for players from grade 1+standard, has a strong emphasis on ensemble playing with chamber music sessions as well as a guitar orchestra. There are performance classes which will cover topics such as making the most of practise sessions, technical tips etc. and each student will also receive two thirty-minute private lessons over the duration of the festival.

The cost of the course is just £180.00. Course places are limited and last year sold out very quickly, it is therefore advisable to book and secure a place early if interested. For more information on the festival and guitar course fee, booking info etc. please visit:


Or email info@greenwichguitarfestival.com to enquire about booking.

Hope you can join us for what will surely be a memorable festival at a very
special venue in London this summer!
Very best wishes,
Cirella Mayrink
Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival

in France

From Eleftheria Kotzia

Proudly announcing that he SUBSCRIPTIONS for the 40th guitar course/ festival at Château de Ligoure in France are now open.
Please visit our website www.guitarenfrance.org for subscriptions and information.
2 to 10 of August 2019 will be packed with guitar music and guitar activities in an exceptional environment; it will indeed be a guitar fiesta!
Solo, ensembles, orchestra, lecture, 3 student concerts, a series of 4 evening concerts Nuits de la Guitare (eglise du Vigen, ou Château)

- Eleftheria Kotzia (Grèce) www.eleftheria.info Professeur au Conservatoire Regional de Cardiff.
- Patrick Kearney (Canada) https://patrickkearney.ca/en/index.html. Professeur at Vanier College and in Concordia University in Montreal.
- Raphaël Feuillâtre (France) https://youtu.be/ox5LmOiLKB4 : le star de la nouvelle generation (GFA winner 2018).
Professeur de guitare (Diplôme d’Etat ) a l’Ecole de musique de Villeneuve-la-Garenne.
-Michel Grizard (France) Masterclasses

in Portugal

Classical Guitar course

Pousada de Guimarães
Braga, Portugal

17-24 August 2019

We hope this will be of interest to members of York Guitar Society. We would be grateful if you could forward if you can.

A few places are still available on our guitar course in beautiful Guimarães, Portugal with esteemed performer, composer and teacher Vincent Lindsey-Clark. If you're still considering your summer plans, it's not too late to join us!
The course is aimed at classical guitarists of all levels and offers tuition in repertoire (solo and ensemble), guitar technique, theory, sight-reading, arranging and ensemble skills, culminating in a final performance. The course will offer an uplifting and rewarding musical experience, alongside a varied programme of social and cultural activities.

Vincent Lindsey-Clark
English guitarist Vincent Lindsey-Clark has performed extensively at prestigious venues throughout the UK and worldwide including London's Wigmore Hall and regular appearances at the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden. He is a prolific composer; his works have received nominations for Latin Grammy Awards as well as performances at the Royal Albert Hall. Vincent is a renowned teacher, with posts at the University of Southampton and Eton College, among others. He is also a regular at summer schools in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Find out more
Daily activities
Workshops are held in the mornings, leaving the afternoons free for excursions. These will include visits to the UNESCO city of Porto, the charming seaside town of Viana do Castelo and a tasting in one of the region's finest wineries.
Pousada de Guimarães
The Pousada is a beautifully-restored 12th-century monastery set in 18 acres of ancient botanical gardens - an ideal environment for creativity and relaxation. The excellent accommodation is complemented by a superb pool with views over the city.
There is limited availability on this course - full details and prices are on our website at www.heliconarts.co.uk/guitar2019 as well as for our other courses in singing, photography and painting. If you'd like to know more, do send us an email, or call us on 03333 444564.

Our mailing address is:
Helicon Arts
13 Humbolt Road
London, W6 8QH
United Kingdom