JULY 16-21, 2022
THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN PERSON WITH ONLINE ALTERNATIVES FOR AUDITORS
Due to the incredible success of the previous versions of the Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival, which has gathered over 30 participants from all over Metro Vancouver and beyond, and amazing faculty from all over the world such as Daniel Bolshoy, Marc Teicholz and Ben Verdery, we are excited to announce the Third Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival, VCGFest 2022, this July!
This year's VCGFest, presented in collaboration with the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society, will be offered both in-person (with limited capacity) and with online alternatives for auditors to accommodate participants’ preferences. During the VCGFest week, participants will be able to learn from high level and world-leading experts in a variety of topics.
This year’s faculty includes Rene Izquierdo, guitar professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Dr. Daniel Bolshoy, guitar professor at the University of Georgia in Athens, who will be giving concerts and masterclasses; Alec Pearson, UBC guitar professor; Lucida Zhao, our pianist in residence helping with musicianship workshops; David Sossa, teaching the Latin American Guitar Night; Itamar Erez, internationally renowned composer; local guitarists Louise Southwood and Hanh Nguyen; and Luis Angel Medina, who will be sharing his tips on how to learn music effectively.
VENUE WARNING: Events will take place in two separate venues. More details below:
July 16-17: Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 4R9
July 18-21: Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T7 (Carpools from designated skytrain stations may be available. Please inquire)
Musicianship with Lucida Zhao
Guitar Orchestra with Luis Medina
Masterclasses with Rene Izquierdo and Daniel Bolshoy
Saturday Opening Concert featuring Rene Izquierdo
Sunday Afternoon Concert featuring Daniel Bolshoy
Latin-American Guitar Night with David Sossa
Improvisation 101 with Itamar Erez
Luthiers' Demo and Exhibition
Click on each event to learn more about them!
FULL REGISTRATION: $295 CAD* (Extended: before June 15th)
$350 CAD (after June 15th)
AUDITOR REGISTRATION: $220 CAD** (Extended: before June 15th)
$275 CAD (after June 15th)
*FULL REGISTRATION INCLUDES PARTICIPATION IN ALL THE WORKSHOPS AND A MASTERCLASS WITH GUEST FACULTY.
**AUDITOR REGISTRATION INCLUDES PARTICIPATION IN ALL THE WORKSHOPS BUT MAY AUDIT THE MASTERCLASSES.
For more information email Luis Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org