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32nd KOBLENZ GUITAR FESTIVAL & ACADEMY Sunday 12th May - Monday 20th May 2024

Archives 2016


Göran Söllscher
Alvaro Pierri
Gabriel Bianco
Cecilia Siqueira
Zoran Dukic
Fernando Lima
Hubert Käppel
Paolo Pegoraro
David Russell
Gerhard Reichenbach
Pavel Steidl
Alfred Eickholt
Manuel Barrueco
Alexander S. Ramirez
Marco Socias
Hans-Werner Huppertz
Pepe Romero
Marcelo Kayath TBC
Sabrina Vlaskalic
Xu Bao
Edson Lopes
Thomas Offermann
12 Paul O'Dette 25 Judicaël Perroy
13 Aniello Desiderio 26 Lucio Matarazzo
3 masterclasses per participant. Please select 3 masterclasses and indicate your choice in our registration form (e.g. 1,4,9).

27 Junior Guitar Academy

Günter M. Schillings
Russell Poyner
Jörg Gauchel

It is never to early for young guitarists to begin developing their musical skills!

This not only includes receiving guidance from qualified and experienced teachers but also by having close contact with their peers and attending the concerts of internationally renowned guitarists.

The 24th Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy – unique in the world – which will be held during Pentecost 2016, will again offer these ideal musical experiences for young guitarists, as it has done now for the past 12 years.

The young players will receive daily tutoring and group classes in technique from Friday through until Monday. Age is not important – players of 6 or 7 years of age have participated before without difficulty!

Listening to concerts and visiting the masterclasses of internationally renowned artists are part of their agenda. A special kids’ nail workshop, which also deals with the question of artificial nails, is being offered as well.

As far as ensembles are concerned, we’ll focus on Georg Philipp Telemann - Concerto in G (Largo), Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Lieder ohne Worte op. 19,4 (Moderato), Franz Schubert – Deutsche Messe D. 872 (Heilig, Heilig) and Michael Praetorius – Terpsichore (2 dances) . I have arranged these pieces in a way that even very young players can participate. After the successful performances of last year, the ensemble will again play in ensemble during the Pentecost Service and also for the concert of the Koblenz Guitar Competition 2016 prizewinners on Monday 16 May 2016. I will mail the score early enough to enable every student to pick out the part which suits him best.

In addition to individual participants, groups (duos, trios) are always welcome. Each participant will receive a participation diploma at the end of the festival.

Entry to all events (including all the Festival concerts) for the young guitarist and one escort is included in the participation fee.

Since the establishment of the Junior Guitar Academy in 2004, this event has often been used as an advanced training course for teachers too. These teachers will receive the relevant training certificate at the end of the course. The cost for teachers is 150 euro for passive participation. If a teacher is at the same time the companion of an actively registered student, there is no fee for passive participation.

The Junior Guitar Academy begins on Friday 13 May 2016 at 15.00 and ends on Monday 16 May 2016, following the final concert.

(Günter M. Schillings)

More information for parents is available from:, Tel. +49 (0)174 - 7479292
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or Silvie Forsteneichner, Tel. +49 (0)151 - 65907862