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London Guitar Festival

New players. New music. New experiences

The 18th edition of London Guitar Festival brings you a wonderful series of concerts by major international artists and young artists making their debuts, new commissions, the Final of London International Guitar Competition 2021, and plenty of workshops, foyer events and lectures.

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 breathtaking line-up includes new Flamenco sensation Dani de Morón, appearing with the wonderful dancer Patricia Guerrero, the extraordinary Sean Shibe, the amazing Ana Vidovic highlighting the Big Night of the Guitar on 24 October, which also features last year’s London International Guitar Competition 2020 winner, the supremely talented Singaporean Kevin Loh. On Thursday 21 Oct my own G Plus Ensemble will play a programme of new IGF commissions including work by Léo Brouwer and Laura Snowden as well as premieres by Joe Cutler and Howard Skempton.

We also celebrate La Leona, women and the guitar with new IGF commissions by women composers Effy and Litha Eftymiou, Rocky Keting Sun, Florence Anna Maunders, Bethan Morgan-Williams and Sarah Lianne Lewis played by women performers and a Panel Discussion led by Thérèse Wassily Saba.

Young artists are as always at the heart of what we do and we especially welcome performances from six exceptional young artists, all international competition winners, who are coming from all over Europe to London as part of the EU funded EuroStrings Project. In addition, we present our own wonderful Young Artist Platform.

Finally, don’t forget to bring your guitar and take part yourself in our workshops and masterclasses with Ana Vidovic, Sean Shibe and Dani de Morón and much more!

Tom Kerstens
Artistic Director

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Flamenco Pasión with Dani de Morón & Patricia Guerrero

Classical / London Guitar Festival

The flamenco guitarist Dani de Morón is a leading performer of his generation, who has always worked alongside legendary flamenco performers: when he was in his 20s, he toured with Paco de Lucía as his second guitarist. He has

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Sean Shibe

Classical / London Guitar Festival

One of the most versatile guitarists on the concert platform today, Sean Shibe brings a fresh and innovative approach to the traditional classical guitar by experimenting with instruments and repertoire. Shibe returns to Kings Place as part of International Guitar Festival.

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Final of London International Guitar Competition + Kevin Loh

Classical / London Guitar Festival

Please note, this ticket is for the Final of the London International Guitar Competition and Kevin Loh Concert – 2020 winner only. Tickets for The Big Night of the Guitar including this event are available

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The Big Night of the Guitar with Ana Vidovic

Classical / London Guitar Festival

Kings Place welcomes the return of Ana Vidovic, an extraordinary talent with formidable gifts, taking her place amongst the elite musicians of the world today. She is known for her beautiful tone, precise technique, well-defined phrasing and thoughtful artistry and musicianship. 

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