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The Thailand Guitar Society in association with Savarez Strings and Silpakorn Music College are once again proud to present South-East Asia’s finest assembly of international guitar players, makers and enthusiasts. Now in its the twentieth illustrious year, the Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition is the biggest and most vibrant event for classical guitar aficionados and music lovers in the region. This year’s agenda includes master classes, guitar exhibits, competitions and concerts by acclaimed world-class musicians hailing from around the globe. This event is sponsored by Savarez strings, Knobloch strings Aranjuez strings, Kohnomusic, Guitar Paradiso, and Visesnut Guitar case.
A varied program sees three days of activities, each day culminating in a concert by one or more celebrated guitar maestros.
The event will also feature a guitar competition open to all, with the winner receiving a free guitar, case, string sets, certificate and performance rights at four prestigious events.
The full list of internationally-acclaimed guests include Leon Koudelak (Czech), Earl Sulivan (Canada), Pongpat Pongpradit (Thailand), Woratep Rattana-umpawan (Thailand), Nalin Komentrakarn (Thailand), Apichai Chantanakajornfung (Thailand), Sakol Siripipatanakul (Thailand) the Siam Guitar Quartet (Thailand) and CGO – Classical Guitar Orchestra (Thailand).
All concerts are performed in TGS Recital Hall, Sukhumvit soi 60
Evening concert tickets are Bht 400 for adults and Bht 200 for students (with valid I.D.), i Observers of master classes and competitions pay Bht 100.
10.00 Competition open first round
17.00 Opening Concert with the CGO Guitar Orchestra – free entry
19.00 Concert “Celebrating 20th Edition” with the Siam Guitar Quartet, Ek-karach Charoennit and Pongpat Pongpradit
10.00 Junior Competition
16.00 Guitar presentation – free entry
19.00 Concert “Celebrating 20th Edition” Leon Koudelak
14.00 Guitar Workshopo & Exhibition – free entry
17.00 Competition Final (followed by the announcement of the prize winners of the competitions 2019 and award ceremony)