The Cardiff Guitar Festival team is committed to inspiring a real enthusiasm for music making in guitarists young and old. With our annual festival of outstanding professional concerts, and inspiring workshops we aim to provide the best possible experience for our participants.

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T: (029) 2063 8059

E: cardiffguitarfestival@gmail.com

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Cardiff Music School

Chapter Arts Centre 

Market House

Cardiff

CF5 1QE

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Advanced

Date: Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July

Ages: 16+

Grades: 7/8+

Price: £140 

Location: Chapter Arts Centre
 

BOOK NOW Only 30 places available 

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. 

Day 1 - Friday 26th July

Arrive from 9am
10am – Guitar Orchestra
11am – Chamber Groups
12.15pm – Lunch
1pm – Icaris Duo Concert
2pm – Masterclass with Amanda Cook
4pm – Chamber Groups
6pm – Meal
7.30pm – Amanda Cook & Bibi Heal Concert

Day 2 - Saturday 27th July

9am – Careers for Musicians
11am – Orchestra
12.15pm – Lunch
1pm – Taith Concert
2.30pm – Workshop with Taith
4pm – Chamber
6pm – Meal
7.30pm – Derek Gripper & Tunde Jegede

Day 3 - Sunday 28th July

9am – Workshop with Derek Gripper
11am – Orchestra
12.15pm – Lunch
1pm – Gerard Cousins
2pm – Improvisation
4pm – Chamber
6pm – Meal
7.30pm – Rob Luft Band

Intermediate

Date: Tues 23rd- Thursday 25th July

Ages: 11-18

Grades: 3-7

Price: £70

Location: Chapter Arts Centre

BOOK NOW Only 30 places available 
 

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. 

Day 1 - Tuesday 23rd July
 

Arrive from 8.30am
9am – Intro
10am – Composition
12pm – Lunch
1pm – Flamenco
2pm – Ensemble
3pm – Chamber
4pm – END

Day 2 - Wednesday 24th July

9am – Intro
10am – Composition
12pm – Lunch
1pm – Flamenco
2pm – Ensemble
3pm – Chamber
4pm – END

Day 3 - Thursday 25th July

9am – Intro
10am – Composition
12pm – Lunch
1pm – Flamenco
2pm – Ensemble
3pm – Chamber
4pm – Performance in Chapter Caffi Bar

Beginner

Date: Mon 29th- Wednesday 31st July

Ages: 7-13

Grades: 0-3

Price: £70

Location: Chapter Arts Centre

BOOK NOW Only 30 places available 

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. 

Day 1 - Monday 29th July
 

Arrive from 8.30am
9am – Intro
10am – Song-writing
11am – Guitar Globe
12pm – Lunch
1pm – Chamber
2pm – Ensemble
3pm – End

Day 2 - Tuesday 30th July

9am – Intro
10am – Song-writing
11am – Guitar Globe
12pm – Lunch
1pm – Chamber
2pm – Ensemble
3pm – End

Day 3 - Wednesday 31st July

9am – Intro
10am – Song-writing
11am – Guitar Globe
12pm – Lunch
1pm – Chamber
2pm – Ensemble
3pm – Concert for parents

Join us for 9 days of Guitar excellence

23rd to 31st July 2019