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Live THE ultimate guitar experience! 

The IGF Guitar Summit is back at Kings Place for three packed days of concerts, workshops, lunchtime recitals, panel discussion and masterclasses with some of the world’s greatest guitarists!

Come and hear the leading classical guitarist of our times, David Russell, celebrated Flamenco virtuoso Juan Martín, a rare visit of the incredible gypsy jazz legend Stochelo Rosenberg and the amazing young Spanish guitarist Rafael Aguirre, a winner of an astounding 13 First Prizes in international guitar competitions. All be also teaching so don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from these world class masters of the guitar!

La Leona (the Lioness) is a new IGF project celebrating women and the guitar. We present new commissioned work by young women composers performed by four outstanding young women players. My G Plus Ensemble will premiere new work by Léo Brouwer and Laura Snowden, both IGF commissions. As always, we champion young talent, and our Young Artist Platform presents some of the stars of tomorrow’s guitar.

Join us for a thrilling weekend of guitar! 

Tom Kerstens 
Artistic Director IGF

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Juan Martín

Classical / IGF Guitar Summit

Juan Martín is a celebrated virtuoso of the flamenco guitar who was voted in the top three of guitarists in the world by US magazine ‘Guitar Player’. 

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Tom Kerstens’ G Plus Ensemble and La Leona, women and the guitar

Classical / IGF Guitar Summit

Laura Snowden and Eleanor Kelly play new work by women composers, and Tom Kerstens’ G Plus Ensemble perform new IGF commissions.

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Young Artist Platform

Classical / IGF Guitar Summit

Brilliant young players Pavel Ralev and Alexander Hart share this concert, playing 25 minutes each. Come and hear the future of the guitar!

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George Tarlton

Classical / IGF Guitar Summit

A 30 min performance by British guitarist George Tarlton, the outstanding winner of London International Guitar Competition 2019.

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David Russell

Classical / IGF Guitar Summit

David Russell is one of the giants of the classical guitar today. His beautifully polished and refined playing have made him a hero to guitarists and audiences the world over.

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Stochelo Rosenberg Trio

Jazz / IGF Guitar Summit

Without doubt the most celebrated gypsy jazz guitarist since Django Reinhardt and arguably the finest jazz guitarist in Europe right now, the Dutch Sinti Gypsy Stochelo Rosenberg has performed at the world's major jazz festivals.

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La Leona

Classical / IGF Guitar Summit

Katalin Koltai and Hope Cramsie play work by women composers including two new IGF commissions by Electra Perivolaris, Florence Anna Maunders and Louise Drewett.

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Panel Discussion: La Leona – Women and the Guitar

Free / IGF Guitar Summit

The guitar is widely regarded as a male-dominated instrument, and IGF in its 25-year history, has always sought to address the balance by commissioning many women composers and such ground-breaking projects.

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Rafael Aguirre

Classical / IGF Guitar Summit

Rafael Aguirre is an internationally acclaimed guitarist whose deep understanding of music, dazzling virtuosity and immensely diverse repertoire has taken him to 35 countries.

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