Monday 29th - Wednesday 31st July 2019

Beginner Guitar Course

Grades 0 to 3 - £70

This course is suitable for guitar students aged 7 and over. Over the three-day course, students will compose their own unique pieces, play exciting ensemble music and explore stringed music from around the globe.

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Tuesday 23rd - Thursday 25th  2019

Intermediate Guitar Course

Grades 3 to 7 - £70

This course is suitable for guitar students aged 11 and above. Across the three days, participants will have the unique experience of working with our very own Resident Composer, Gerard Cousins, to create a new collaborative piece for guitar ensemble. In addition, they will explore the flamenco tradition and music for guitar quartets and trios.

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July 2019

Advanced Guitar Course

Grades 7+ £140

Our flagship advanced guitar course sees participants work with the full range of our concert artists and resident tutors. With masterclasses and/or workshops with every performer, one-to-one lessons, ensemble playing, networking opportunities and even a session on careers for musicians it is sure to be an inspiring event.

ALL ACCESS Festival Courses 

The best way to experience the Cardiff Guitar Festival is to attend one of our summer courses. All participants get FREE access to each of our six outstanding professional concerts included in their festival pass. There is a course to suit everyone at CGF2019, from the budding youngster to the experienced guitarist! 

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In the first of our 'CGF Sessions' Artistic Director Chris Roberts chats with our 2019 Resident performer-composer Gerard Cousins.  

Sunday 28th July  - 1pm Chapter Arts 

Gerard Cousins in Concert

"Gerard Cousins is a rare guitar player. A master of the classical idiom and the range of techniques which it demands, he is equally at home rearranging avant-garde composers, crafting his own compelling pieces or branching out in unexpected directions...Cousins has reached a rarefied point where his stunning playing is matched by his artistic vision" Acoustic magazine

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Festival Concerts

Amanda Cook
and Bibi Heal
Friday July 26th 2019
7.30pm St John's
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Derek Gripper and Tunde Jegede
Saturday July 27th 2019
7.30pm Chapter Arts
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Rob Luft
Sunday July 28th 2019
7.30pm Chapter Arts
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Gerard Cousins
Sunday July 28th 2019
1pm  Chapter Arts
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Taith Duo
Saturday July 27th 2019 - 1pm Chapter
Adra Album Launch
Thursday July 25th 2019
1pm Wales Millennium Centre
Icaris Duo
Friday July 26th 2019
1pm Chapter Arts

CGF Video Blog 

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Join us for 9 days of Guitar excellence

23rd to 31st July 2019