GUITARS INTERNATIONAL
Presents the 16th Annual
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®
Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5, 2016
in cooperation with the
Cleveland Institute of Music
 

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

 
Welcome to the sixteenth annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival: June 3 - 5, 2016. Over the years this unique artistic event has consistently brought the world's finest classical guitarists, lutenists, lecturers, composers, teachers, and guitar makers to the Cleveland Institute of Music. This June my students and I look forward once again to sharing CIM's rich environment of world class classical guitar concerts, education, and camaraderie with old friends and new, from around the USA and beyond, in a celebration of fine music and the classical guitar.

Jason Vieaux, CIM Guitar Department Head 
 
2015 Grammy Award Winner For Best Classical Instrumental Solo

CIM FACULTY CONCERT: Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works to be Performed: Virtuoso Solos by Albeniz, Bach, Bellinati, Ellington, Ginastera, Giuliani, and Jobim
Program and notes: Click here.
Admission: $22.00, purchase tickets on line here or call (216) 752-7502
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502
Video: Ellington - In A Sentimental Mood

MASTER CLASS: Friday, June 3, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Halll
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(Directions)
Description:
4 non-CIM classical guitar students will perform.
Admission: Open to observers free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Master Class Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
CONCERT: Saturday, June 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works to be Performed: Baroque and Twentieth
Century Masterpieces by Weiss, Falla, and Ohana
Program and notes: Click here.
Admission: Free, no tickets or passes required
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502
Video: Ponce - Sonata III

MASTER CLASS: Sunrday, June 5, 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 217
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 CIM and non-CIM classical guitar students will perform.
Admission: Open to observers free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Master Class Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
 
Unforgettable musicianship of the highest order (The Washington Post)

CONCERT: Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works to be Performed: Music from Four Centuries by Bach, Bellini/Giuliani, Debussy, Piazzolla, and Scarlatti
Program and notes: Click here.
Admission: $22.00, purchase tickets on line here or call (216) 752-7502
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502
Video: Debussy - Clair de lune

MASTER CLASS: Sunday, June 5, 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)

Description:
5 CIM and non-CIM classical guitar students will perform.
Admission: Open to observers free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Master Class Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
 
Flawless interpretation and charisma and exquisite technique and particularly beautiful sound.... (Diario de Cordoba)

CONCERT: Sunday, June 5 at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works to be Performed: Spanish and Cuban Guitar Sonatas by Sor and Brouwer
Program and notes: Click here.
Admission: $22.00, purchase tickets on line here or call (216) 752-7502
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502
Video: Walton - Bagatelle #5

MASTER CLASS 1: Friday, June 3, 2:15 – 5:00 p.m. 
MASTER CLASS 2: Saturday, June 4, 9:00 – 11:45 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 217
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 CIM and Non-CIM classical guitar students will perform in each master class.
Admission: Open to observers free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Master Class Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.

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

CIM FACULTY CONCERT: Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works to be Performed: Spanish Masterpieces by Falla, José, Mompou, Tárrega, Torroba, and Turina
Program and notes: Click here.
Admission: $22.00, purchase tickets on line here or call (216) 752-7502
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502
Video: Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez, Allegro con spirito

MASTER CLASS: Friday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)

Description:
5 CIM and Non-CIM classical guitar students will perform.
Admission: Open to observers free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Master Class Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
 
Perhaps he is the greatest performer on the [lute] of all time (Birmingham Post)

MASTER CLASS 1: Friday, June 3, 2:15. – 5:00 p.m.
MASTER CLASS 2: Saturday, June 4, 9:00 – 11:45 a.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)

Description:
5 CIM and Non-CIM classical guitar students will perform in each master class.
Admission: Open to observers free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Master Class Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
Video: Weiss - Overture in B flat

LECTURE DEMONSTRATION: Baroque Music on the Guitar: How can lute players help guitarists play in a good style?
Day and time:
Friday, June 3, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)

Description:
A modern day lutenist has to work with ornamentation, "good and bad notes," rhetoric, original sources showing the lutenist/composer's articulation and fingering and other elements of an alternative reality! Nigel North will show how all of this can affect music making and style when playing baroque music on the guitar.
Admission: Open to observers free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
 
If the term "Child Prodigy" can be applied to luthiers, Joshia de Jonge certainly qualifies. (Acoustic Guitar)

MASTER GUITAR MAKER WORKSHOP: The Art of French Polishing
Day and time: Saturday, June 4, 1:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description::
In an encore to last year's very popular French polishing workshop, Canadian master guitar maker Joshia de Jonge will instruct through demonstrations and fun participant hands on exercises how to apply shellac finish to wood surfaces using this ancient finishing technique.
Admission: Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required)
Workshop Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502
Video: Patrick Kearney performs on a 2014 Joshia de Jonge classical guitar.

 
 Celebrating Over Twenty-Six Years Of Musical Excellence

EXHIBITION: Saturday, June 4, 5:15 – 7:00 p.m. (Performance demonstration 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.)
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Pogue Lobby
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
Guitars International will display a selection of fine, individually handmade classical guitars by many of the world's foremost contemporary luthiers.
Performance Demonstration: Classical guitarist Tim Beattie (Canada), First Prize Winner at the 2016 Stroud All-Ohio Competition, will perform brief selections on each instrument from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Admission: Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required)
Exhibition Info:
Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502 
Video: Tim Beattie performs Zapateado from Joaquin Rodrigo's Tres Piezas Espanolas.

 
Simon [Powis] displayed outstanding sensitivity and a musical maturity.... (Huffington Post)

LECTURE TOPIC: New Opportunities for Twenty-First Century Guitarists
Day and time: Sunday, June 5, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
More than ever before musicians have the means to instigate change, challenge the status quo, and connect with their audience. Simon Powis will look at a variety of ways that an individual can embrace new opportunities and make an impact.
Admission: Open to observers free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
Video: J.S. Bach - Fugue BWV 1001
Mixon Hall
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