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Live THE ultimate guitar experience!

The IGF Guitar Summit is back at Kings Place for three packed days of concerts, lunchtime recitals, and a panel discussion on La Leona: Women and the Guitar.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic we had to postpone some of our planned concerts until the IGF Guitar Summit 2022. Travel restrictions and rules regarding self-isolation and testing made the concerts by David Russell, Stochelo Rosenberg and Rafael Aguirre impossible for the 2021 edition.

However, we are delighted to be able to present a wonderful live programme full of brilliant young and established guitarists, a record number of new, specially-commissioned works and a groundbreaking project called La Leona. New commissions by no fewer than five young women composers are at the heart of the La Leona project, which will run for a number of years to come.

Come and hear celebrated Flamenco virtuoso Juan Martín, the outstanding young players on our Young Artist Platform 2020-2021, along with London International Guitar Competition 2019 winner George Tarlton and the wonderful Katalin Koltai – a great champion of guitar music by women composers. My own G Plus Ensemble will play exciting new commissions by the doyen of guitar composers, Leo Brouwer and the brilliant young composer and guitarist Laura Snowden who will also play her own solo works.

Join us for a thrilling weekend of guitar!

Tom Kerstens

Artistic Director IGF

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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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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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