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.
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!
CGF2019 | What’s on!
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 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