International Classical Guitar Summer School and FestivalPosted 25 February | Member News, Music Tags: West Dean College, West Sussex
The International Classical Guitar Festival and Summer School runs from 11 – 17 August, offering classical guitar learning, playing and listening opportunities for all levels.
Under the directorship of John Mills, head of guitar at the Welsh College of Music and professor at the Royal Academy of Music, West Dean will once again be supporting both advanced and elementary students.
Repertoire, technique classes and a variety of topics in ‘the learning zone’ form the core teaching programme. Playing opportunities abound in a guitar orchestra and various ensembles. Guitarists receive two individual lessons and attend public recitals and masterclasses by distinguished visiting artists including Tilman Hoppstock, Pavel Steidl, Gary Ryan, Kai Nieminen, Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Irina Kircher, Alfonso Montes and Andrew Gough.
The Summer School is supported by a series of events which are open to the public.
OPEN DAY, MASTERCLASSES & CONCERTS
Sponsored by Classical Guitar Magazine and D’Addario
CONCERT BY TILMAN HOPPSTOCK
Saturday 11 August, 8pm, St Andrew’s Church, West Dean
GUITAR OPEN DAY
Sunday 12 August, 12pm–7pm, West Dean College and St. Andrew’s Church, West Dean
Exhibition – Shop – Recitals – Masterclass
CONCERT BY PAVEL STEIDL
Monday 13 August, 8pm, St Andrew’s Church, West Dean
CONCERT BY GARY RYAN
Tuesday 14 August, 8pm, St Andrew’s Church, West Dean
CONCERT BY DUO MONTES-KIRCHER
Wednesday 15 August, 8pm, The Auditorium, West Dean College
West Dean College near Chichester in West Sussex programmes over 700 short courses a year. Ranging from one-day to week-long Summer Schools, West Dean offers a creative and supportive environment for people of all levels to study.
All West Dean courses are taught by practicing professionals, many of whom are world- renowned in their field. The workshops and facilities at West Dean are second to none and the stunning house itself and delicious home cooked food will add to your experience.