GUITARS INTERNATIONAL
presents the twenty-third annual
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®
and the fourth annual
James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition
in cooperation with the
Cleveland Institute of Music
June 1 - 4, 2023
 

[Among] two of the most important annual American classical guitar events
(Classical Guitar Magazine)

 

Welcome to the twenty-third annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival® a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.:This June we look forward once again to sharing six world class classical guitar and lute concerts, the fourth annual James Stroud Youth Competition, premieres, master classes, lectures, private lessons, and an exhibit of fine concert guitars, with old friends and new from around the USA and beyond in a celebration of the classical guitar and art music: solo and ensemble, old and new.
 
JONATHAN LEATHWOOD
(England)
Guest Lecturer: Bach on the Guitar and Lute

Lecture 1: Thursday, June 1, 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Lecture 2:  Saturday, June 3. 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Lecture 3: Sunday, June 4, 2:45 - 3:45 pm

"Jonathan Leathwood is a genius." (Classical Guitar)

Lecture Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Lecture Topics:
    Lecture 1: TBA :
    Lecture 2: TBA
    Lecture 3: TBA
Information: Click HERE or call 216-752-7502
Admission: Free and open to the public, no tickets required
 
JASON VIEAUX, guitar and MARI SATO, violin
(USA) 
Faculty Concert: Thursday, June 1, 7:30 - 8:45 pm
Solo Guitar, Guitar and Violin Duo

Jason Vieaux is"among the elite of today's classical guitarists"
(Gramophone)
Mari Sato is “a visceral and engaging storyteller.”
(ClevelandClassical.com)

Concert Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Albéniz, Martin, Metheny, and Piazzolla
Tickets: $30.00 

Information: Click HERE or call 216-752-7502
Master Class: Friday, June 2, 3:30  - 6:30 pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 classical guitar students will perform and receive instruction from Jason Vieaux (USA), guitar, and Mari Sato.(USA), violin.
To Perform: Contact TBA  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
Fourth Annual
JAMES STROUD NATIONAL CLASSICAL GUITAR YOUTH COMPETITION: SEMI-FINAL ROUND
Friday, June 2: 10:00 am - noon, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
:
Competition Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: Twelve to fifteen Stroud Competition Semi-Finalists ages fourteen to eighteen will perform before the public and a panel of internationally acclaimed  judges.
Information: Click HERE or call CIM at 216-791-5000
Admission: Free and open to the public, no tickets required
Judges: Stephen Aron (USA), guitar; Brad DeRoche (USA), guitar: Christoph Harlan (USA), guitar; Drew Henderson (Canada), guitar; Kimberly Patterson (USA), cello; Patrick Sutton (USA), guitar; Hao Yang (China), guitar
 
PETRA POLACKOVA
(Czech Republic)
Guest Concert: Friday, June 2, 7:30 - 8:45 pm
Viennese and Modern Guitars

"[Polácková's] playing was so technically secure and musically insightful, it was unimaginable that anything she played could possibly be difficult." (Cleveland Classical

Concert Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: TBD 
Tickets: $25.00 

Information: Click HERE or call 216-752-7502
Master Class: Saturday, June 3, 9:00 am - noon
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 classical guitar students will perform and receive instruction from Petra Polácková (Czech Republic), guitar.
To Perform: Contact TBA  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
NIGEL NORTH
(England)
Guest Concert: Saturday, June 3, 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Baroque Lute

"Perhaps he is the greatest performer on the instrument of all time" (Birmingham Post, England)

Concert Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: J.S. Bach 
Information: Click HERE or call 216-752-7502
Tickets: $25.00 
Master Class: Friday, June 2, 9:00 am - noon
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 classical guitar students will perform and receive instruction from Nigel North (England), lute/guitar
To Perform: Contact TBA.  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
SOLDUO
(Italy)
Guest Concert: Saturday, June 3, 7:30 - 8:45 pm
Duo Guitars

"Unforgettable musicianship of the highest order"
(The Washington Post)

Concert Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: TBD 
Information: Click HERE or call 216-752-7502
Tickets: $30.00 
Sample Artist Video: Sonata K.32 by Scarlatti

Master Class: Friday, June 2, 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 classical guitar students will perform and receive instruction from SoloDuo (Italy), guitars.
To Perform: Contact TBA  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
PATTERSON/SUTTON DUO 
(USA)
Guest Concert: Sunday, June 4, 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Cello and Guitar

"The Patterson/Sutton Duo play with rich sonorities and exquisite grace... Inviting tuneful music with full-bodied expression that will enchant both lovers of classical chamber music and casual listeners." (Fanfare)

Concert Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: TBD
Information: Click HERE or call 216-752-7502  
Tickets: $25.00 

Sample Artist Video: Doloroso by Jaime Zenamon

Master Class: Saturday, June 3, 9:00 am - noon
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 classical guitar students will perform and receive instruction from the Patterson/Sutton Duo (USA), cello and guitar..
To Perform: Contact TBA  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
HAO YANG
(China)
Guest Concert: Sunday, June 4, 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Guitar Solo

Recipient of the Clifton Foundation’s Emerging Artists Award and a Winner of the 2021 Astral National Auditions.

Concert Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: TBD
Information: Click HERE or call 216-752-7502
Tickets: $25.00 
Master Class: Thursday, June 1, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio ???, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 classical guitar students will perform and receive instruction from Hao Yang (China), guitar
To Perform: Contact TBA.  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
Fourth Annual
JAMES STROUD NATIONAL CLASSICAL GUITAR YOUTH COMPETITION:
FINAL ROUND
Sunday, June 4, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Competition Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: The four Stroud Competition Finalists ages fourteen to eighteen will perform before the public and a panel of internationally acclaimed  judges. Prizes will be announced at the close of this Round.
Information: Click HERE or call CIM at 216-791-5000
Sample Stroud Competition video: June 2020 Final Round
Admission: Free and open to the public, no tickets required
Judges: Jonathan Leathwood (England), guitar; Matteo Mela (Italy), guitar; Lorenzo Micheli (Italy), guitar; Nigel North (England). lute; Petra Polácková (Czech Republic), guitar; Mari Sato (USA), violin; Jason Vieaux (USA), guitar.
 
CICGF/STROUD COMPETITION CLOSING DINNER
Attendees pay their own tab.
Sunday, June 4, 9:30 pm

Location: Valerio's Ristorante, 12405 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
2022 CICGF program book
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