GUITARS INTERNATIONAL
presents the twenty-second annual
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®
and the third annual
James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition
in cooperation with the
Cleveland Institute of Music
June 2 - 5, 2022
 

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

 

Welcome to the twenty-second annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival® a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.:This June we look forward once again to sharing world class classical guitar concerts (6), premieres, master classes (6), lectures (3), private lessons, and exhibits (2), 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.

 
DREW HENDERSON
(Canada)
Eight String Guitar
Guest Concert: Thursday, June 2, 2022, 7:30 - 8:45 pm

Drew is an amazing guitarist, recording engineer, and video producer. (This is Classical Guitar)


Concert Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Bach, Chopin, Paganini, Regondi, and Schubert
Tickets: $25.00 -
buy tickets on line HERE or call 216-752-7502. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Sample Artist Video: Romanza by Niccolò Paganini:

Post Concert Dinner: Attendees pay their own tab.
Time: 10:00 pm 
Location: L'Albatross Brasserie,
    11401 Bellflower Road,
    Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Master Class: Friday, June 3, 9:00 a.m. - 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 Drew Henderson.
To Perform: Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
DAVIN/LEVIN DUO
Colin Davin and Emily Levin
(USA)
Guitar and Harp
CIM Faculty Concert: Friday, June 3, 2022, 7:30 - 8:45 pm

Mr Davin is the real thing, a player with a virtuoso's technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination. (American Record Guide)

Emily Levin was a standout. Levin...drew nuanced timbres and textures while making the mechanics of her instrument disappear.
(Philadelphia Inquirer)


Concert Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Cziner, Debussy, Glass, Ligeti, and Price,
Tickets: $25.00 - buy tickets on line HERE or call 216-752-7502. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Sample Artists' Video: Etude no. 6 by Philip Glass

Post Concert Dinner:
Attendees pay their own tab.
Time: 10:00 pm
Location: L'Albatross Brasserie,
    11401 Bellflower Road,
    Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Master Class: Thursday, June 2, 1:30 - 4:30 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 Colin Davin.
To Perform: Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
PATTERSON/SUTTON DUO 
Patrick Sutton and Kimberly Patterson
(USA)
Guitar and Cello
Guest Concert: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 4:00 - 5:15 pm

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, Kulas Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Bogdanovic, Duplessy, Goss, Iznaola, Johanson, and Ourkouzounov
Tickets: $25.00 - buy tickets on line HERE or call 216-752-7502. (There are no senior or student discounts.)

Master Class: Friday, June 3, 9:00 am - noon
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 227, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 classical guitar students will perform and receive instruction from Patrick Sutton and Kimberly Patterson. .
To Perform: Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
DUO MELIS
Susana Prieto and Alexis Mousorakis
(Spain and Greece)
Two Guitars
Guest Concert: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 7:30 - 8:45 pm

An ensemble notable for sensitive musicianship, virtuosic panache, and stylish performances (San Francisco Classical Voice)


Concert Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: De Falla, De Lhoyer, Piazzolla, Royer, and Tchaikovsky
Tickets: $30.00 - buy tickets on line HERE or call 216-752-7502. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Sample Artist Video: Sonata K.9, L.413
by Domenico Scarlatti

Post Concert Dinner: Attendees pay their own tab.
Time: 10:00 pm
Location: L'Albatross Brasserie,
    11401 Bellflower Road,
    Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Master Class: Friday, June 3, 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 Susana Prieto and Alexis Mousorakis.
To Perform: Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
DUO DAMIANA
Dieter Hennings and Molly Barth
(USA)
Guitar and Flute
Guest Concert: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 1:00 - 2:15 pm

[Grammy Winning flutist Molly Barth is] ferociously talented.... (The Oregonian)

Mr. Hennings has won first prize in several prestigious competitions including the 2008 Aaron Brock International Guitar Competition (Toronto) and the 2005 Eastman Guitar Concerto Competition.


Concert Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by:
Fiday,  Lang, Liberatore, Mahoney, Vazquez, and Yi
Tickets: $10.00 - buy tickets on line HERE or call 216-752-7502. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Sample Artists' Video: Shining River by Shafer Mahoney

Master Class: Thursday, June 2, 9:00 - noon
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 227, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: 5 classical guitar students will perform and receive instruction from Dieter Hennings and Molly Barth.
To Perform: Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
PETRA POLACKOVA
(Czech Republic)
Viennese and Modern Guitars
Guest Concert: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 4:00 - 5:15 pm

[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, Kulas Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Cassado. Da Milano, Dowland, Llobet, Narvaez, Schubert/Mertz   
Tickets: $25.00 - buy tickets on line HERE or call 216-752-7502. (There are no senior or student discounts.)

Lecture: Insights on Musical Performance
Thursday, June 2, 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: Classical guitar virtuoso Petra Polácková (Czech Republic) will discuss how fine music making often takes place between the notes through the use of legato, vibrato, rubato, articulation, sound, time, tension and release. 
Admission: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Master Class: Saturday, June 4, 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.
To Perform: Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.  
To Observe: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).
 
Third Annual
JAMES STROUD NATIONAL YOUTH COMPETITION
SEMI-FINAL ROUND
Friday, June 3, 2022, 10:00 am-noon; 1:00-3:00 pm


Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: Twelve to fifteen 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; Molly Barth (USA), flute; Jordon Chase (USA), composer; Brad DeRoche (USA), guitar; Dieter Hennings Yeomans (Germany), guitar; Kimberly Patterson (USA), cello; Patrick Sutton (USA), guitar

 
Third Annual
JAMES STROUD NATIONAL YOUTH COMPETITION
FINAL ROUND
Sunday, June 5, 2022, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: Four 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 the Round.
Information: Click HERE or call CIM at 216-791-5000
Admission: Free and open to the public, no tickets required
Judges: Colin Davin (USA), guitar; Drew Henderson (Canada), guitar; Yolanda Kondonassis (USA), harp; Alexis Mousorakis (Greece), guitar; Petra Polácková (Czech Republic), guitar; Susana Prieto (Spain), guitar; Jason Vieaux (USA), guitar

CICGF/Stroud Competition Closing Dinner: Attendees pay their own tab.
Time: 9:30 pm Post
Location: Valerio's Ristorante
    12405 Mayfield Road
    Cleveland, Ohio 44106

2022 CICGF program book
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