GUITARS INTERNATIONAL
presents the 14th annual
Cleveland International
Classical Guitar Festival
Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1, 2014
in cooperation with the
Cleveland Institute of Music
 
About Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival 2014

The fourteenth annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival - one of North America’s oldest, most respected classical guitar events - will take place at the Cleveland Institute of Music on Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1, 2014. All recitals will take place in Mixon Hall, CIM's award winning new concert hall.

Please join us in welcoming this spring’s roster of internationally acclaimed artists in a concentrated series of recitals, debut performances, world premieres, master classes, lectures, and exhibits celebrating the classical guitar and art music, solo and ensemble, old and new.

Performing Artists:

Jason Vieaux (CIM Guitar Department Head), guitar (USA)
    Among the elite of today's classical guitarists (Gramophone)

Robert Gruca, guitar (USA)
    Robert Gruca is a brilliant player with gorgeous tone and a flawless sense of rhythm. (Audaud.com)

Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano
(USA)
   
Shaw emerged as the concert's major musical force (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

Julien Labro, bandoneon (France)
    What accordionist Julien Labro does is fly, launching a solo that simply bubbles with joy. (All About Jazz)

Krystin O'Mara, guitar
(USA)
   
Krystin’s breath-taking command of this early, epic proto-sonata is simply awe inspiring. (Ian Krouse, composer)

Nigel North, lute (England)
    Perhaps he is the greatest performer on the instrument of all time. (Birmingham Post)

Petra Polácková, guitar (Czech Republic)
    First Prize, 36th International Guitar Competition Gargnano, Italy

SoloDuo (Lorenzo Micheli & Mateo Mela), guitars (Italy)
    Unforgettable musicianship of the highest order (The Washington Post)

Lecturers:


Brad DeRoche, guitar (USA)
    Stirring and Evocative (Michigan Classical Guitar Society)

Jeffrey R. Elliott
, master guitar maker (USA)

Cyndy Burton
, master guitar maker (USA)


The Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival is presented in University Circle - Cleveland, Ohio's world renowned cultural and educational center - by Guitars International in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Music with generous additional support from the Cleveland business community and beyond.

Armin Kelly, Artistic Director
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival 2014
classicalguitars@guitarsint.com
216.752.7502