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Cello Unwrapped

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London Guitar Festival 2017

The 13th edition of London Guitar Festival brings you a wonderful series of concerts, album launches, our Young Artist Platform, workshops and panel discussions.

The guitar is unique in its appeal to people of all ages, musical tastes and economic means; immerse yourself in that most colourful and versatile of instruments: the guitar. This year’s mouth-watering line-up includes the renowned classical guitarist Rafael Aguirre joined by Swiss cellist Nadège Rochat as part of Cello Unwrapped, and the dynamic VIDA Guitar Quartet who are launching their exciting new CD Bachianas.

And don’t forget to bring your guitar and get playing yourself in our workshops, we have one for everybody’s musical taste.

Watch the trailer for this year’s London Guitar Festival featuring Artistic Director Tom Kerstens.

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Hall One

VIDA Guitar Quartet: ‘Bachianas’ Album Launch

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 7:30pm / Music

The VIDA Guitar Quartet launches their new CD featuring music by Bach as well as music inspired by Bach, including two new pieces especially commissioned for this project.

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Hall One

Rafael Aguirre & Nadège Rochat: La vida breve

Friday, 27 October 2017 - 7:30pm / Music

Exciting young Swiss cellist Nadège Rochat teams up with renowned classical guitarist Rafael Aguirre for an evening exploring the works of Spanish greats de Falla, Granados, Albeniz and Cassadó, with inflections from Piazzolla, Ravel, Lara and Gardel.

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St Pancras Room

Classical Guitar Workshop with VIDA Guitar Quartet

Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 9:00am / Interact, Music

The members of the VIDA Guitar Quartet are excellent, friendly and patient teachers. Mark Ashford, Amanda Cook, Mark Eden, Christopher Stell teach at various UK conservatoires around the UK.

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Hall Two

Young Artist Platform: Jack Hancher & Joao Lima

Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 12:30pm / Music

Come and hear the future stars of the guitar – IGF’s Young Artist Platform presents the very best of young international talent.

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Hall Two

ASPIRE Stage – UK Conservatoires Present

Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 2:00pm / Music

Students from the four leading London conservatoires will present chamber music with guitars.

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St Pancras Room

Panel Discussion – The Guitar in Education

Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 4:00pm /

A recent report indicated that the guitar is the most played instruments amongst children and young people in the UK. Join us for a lively debate about the place of the guitar in music education, with a panel of leading teachers and education specialists. Strong views are likely to be expressed from all sides of the argument!

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Hall One

Eduardo Niebla

Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 7:30pm / Music

Hailed by the Guardian for his ‘exquisite guitar playing’, Eduardo Niebla is a formidable flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and master of today’s generation. Tonight he presents an amazing repertoire of ‘stunning flamenco jazz’ (The Sound) from his latest albums with guitarist Matthew Robinson.

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