GUITARS INTERNATIONAL
Presents the 18th Annual
Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®
Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, 2018
at and in cooperation with the
Cleveland Institute of Music
 
Labro & Vieaux
Ricardo Gallén
Duo Melis
Antonis Hatzinikolaou
Esteli Gomez
Colin Davin
Joshia de Jonge
Nigel North
Petra Poláčková

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

 
Welcome to the eighteenth annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival: June 8 -10, 2018. Over the years Guitars International's 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 guitarist Colin Davin and I and our students look forward once again to sharing CIM's rich environment of world class classical guitar concerts, master classes, lectures, private lessons, exhibits, 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
Reception: Friday, June 8 from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Lounge
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: Student master class performers from around the USA will convene for a continental breakfast with CICGF Guitar Faculty and Administrators. Complimentary Festival concert tickets will be distributed at this time.
Admission: Free. (Participation is limited to CICGF student master class performers, their parents, and CICGF faculty and
Administrators).
Reception Info:
Contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
 
[Grammy Winner Jason Vieaux is] perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation. (NPR)
What accordionist Julien Labro does is fly, launching a solo that simply bubbles with joy. (All About Jazz)

CONCERT: Friday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Balkanski, Gnattali, Metheny, Pärt, and Piazzolla 
 
View Program and Notes: Coming May 2018
Tickets:
$30.00. Purchase on line Here.
(There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artists' Video: Piazzolla and Tears for Fears
After Concert Dinner 10:30 p.m: L’Albatros Restaurant, 11401 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab.)

Master Class: Sunday, June 10, 4:30 – 7:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 non-CIM classical guitar students will perform.
Observers: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Private Lessons:
Those who wish to take a one hour private lesson with Jason Vieaux should contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
 
Flawless interpretation and charisma and exquisite technique and particularly beautiful sound....
(Diario de Cordoba)

CONCERT: Saturday, June 9 at 3:15 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Barrios, Brouwer, and Lauro 
View Program and Notes:
Coming May 2018 
Tickets:
$25.00. P
urchase on line Here. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artist's Video: Carora by Antonio Lauro 
After Concert Dinner 10:30 p.m: L’Albatros Restaurant, 11401 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab)

Master Class 1:
Friday, June 8, 3:00 – 5:45 p.m. 
Location:
Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 217,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)

Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
Observers:
Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Master Class 2:
Sunday, June 10, 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music,
CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
Observers: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Private Lessons:
Those who wish to take a one hour private lesson with Ricardo Gallén should contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
 
An ensemble notable for sensitive musicianship, virtuosic panache, and stylish performances
(San Francisco Classical Voice)

CONCERT: Saturday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: J. S. Bach, Granados, Kapustin, Lhoyer, Piazzolla, and Rodrigo 
View Program and Notes:
Coming May 2018
Tickets:
$25.00. Purchase on line Here.
(There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artists' Video: Mallorca (barcarola) by Isaac Albéniz 
After Concert Dinner 11:00 p.m: L’Albatros Restaurant, 11401 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab.)

Master Class: Sunday, June 10, 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 217,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
Observers: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Private Lessons:
Those who wish to take a one hour private lesson with Duo Melis should contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
 
[Julian Bream Prize Winner]
Magnificent...simply magnificent! This is playing of the highest standard.
(Classical Guitar)

CONCERT: Sunday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Britten, Paganini, Pujol, Torroba, and Weiss 
View Program and Notes:
Coming May 2018
Tickets:
$15.00. P
urchase on line Here (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artist's Video: Romántico by Astor Piazzolla

Master Class: Saturday, June 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music,
CIM Studio 217,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
Observers: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Private Lessons:
Those who wish to take a one hour private lesson with Antonis Hatzinikolaou should contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
 
Davin has the distinct ability to wring the depths of expressiveness from all that he plays. (Classical Guitar)
[Grammy Winner Gomez's] artistry belies her young years. (Kansas City Metropolis)

CONCERT: Sunday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: Beaudoin (world premiere), De Falla, Larsen, Schumann, and more
View Program and Notes:
Coming May 2018
Tickets:
$22.00. P
urchase on line Here. (There are no senior or student discounts.)
Concert Info: Call Guitars International at 216-752-7502.
Artists' Video: In darkness let me dwell by John Dowland
After Concert Dinner 10:30 p.m:
Valerio’s Restaurant, 12405 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, Ohio (Individuals pay their own tab.)
Estelí Gomez Biography

Master Class: Friday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music,
CIM Studio 217,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
Observers: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Private Lessons:
Those who wish to take a one hour private lesson with Colin Davin should contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
 
[Gramophone Award Winner]
Perhaps he is the greatest performer on his instrument of all time.... 
(Birmingham Post)

LECTURE DEMONSTRATION I: Renaissance Performance Practice For Guitarists
Day and time: Friday, June 8, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.   
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
Coming spring 2018
Admission: Free (no tickets or passes required)
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
Artist's Video: Sarabande (from Partita in G minor) by Sylvius Leopold Weiss

LECTURE DEMONSTRATION II: Baroque Performance Practice For Guitarists
Day and time:
Friday, June 8, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.   
Location:
Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)

Description:
Coming spring 2018
Admission:
Free (no tickets or passes required)
Lecture Info:
Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.

Master Class: Saturday, June 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Location:
Cleveland Institute of Music, CIM Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)

Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
Observers:
Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Private Lessons:
Those who wish to take a private one hour lesson with Nigel North should contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
 
[Polácková's] playing was so technically secure and musically insightful, it was unimaginable that anything she played could possibly be difficult. (Cleveland Classical)

DEMONSTRATION OF EXHIBIT GUITARS
Day and time:
Saturday, June 10, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.   
Location:
Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description: Classical guitar virtuoso Petra Polácková will demonstrate the tonal characteristics of twelve concert guitars collected from around the world by Guitars International.
Admission:
Free (no tickets or passes required), voluntary donations to support the CICGF gratefully accepted.
Demonstration Info:
Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
Artist's Video:
Concerto in Re op. 99 (Andantino alla romanza) by Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Master Class 1:
Friday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
5 classical guitar students will perform.
Observers: Free and open to the public (no tickets or passes required).

Master Class 2: Sunday, June 10, 4:30 – 7:15 p.m. 
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 217

Private Lessons: Those who wish to take a one hour private lesson with Petra Polácková should contact Colin Davin at colin.davin@cim.edu for information.
 
If the term "Child Prodigy" can be applied to luthiers, Joshia de Jonge certainly qualifies. (Classical Guitar)

LECTURE DEMONSTRATION: The Rosette Making Process
Day and time: Saturday, June 10, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Studio 113,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Description:
Master guitar maker Joshia de Jonge will present a power point lecture about her rosette making process. Ms. De Jonge will supplement both her lecture and process photos with a display of
materials, hand tools, and actual rosettes in various stages of construction. A question and answer period will follow.
Admission: Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required)
Lecture Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
Artist's Video: Patrick Kearney performs on a 2014 Joshia de Jonge classical guitar.
 
Music School Settlement

YOUTH PERFORMANCE:
Day and time: Saturday, June 9, 2:15 - 2:50 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Pogue Lobby,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: TBD
View Program: Here
Description: Five young students of Robert Gruca, Director of The Cleveland Music Settlement Suzuki Guitar Program, will perform in ensemble.
Admission: Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Performance Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
DEMONSTRATION AND EXHIBIT OF FINE GUITARS:
Day and time: Saturday, June 9, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Mixon Hall, 11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions). Post Demonstration Exhibit, CIM Pogue Lobby.
Description:
Classical guitar virtuoso Petra Polácková will demonstrate the tonal characteristics of twelve concert guitars collected from around the world by Guitars International.
Admission: Free (no tickets or passes required), voluntary donations to support the CICGF gratefully accepted.
Exhibition Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.

 
YOUTH PERFORMANCE:
Day and time:
Sunday, June 10, 1:45 - 2:20 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Music, Pogue Lobby,
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (Directions)
Works by: TBD
View Program: Here
Description:
Five young students
of Brian Kozak, Director of the Cleveland Childbloom Guitar Program, will perform in ensemble.
Admission:
Open to the public free of charge (no tickets or passes required).
Performance Info: Call Guitars International at (216) 752-7502.
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