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28th Edition - poster and concerts program - 2020 - Online Edition

28th Edition - poster and concerts program - 2020 - Online Edition

Dear Friends of the Guitar Festival, as announced this year due to Covid-19, the program of our festival will be entirely online and free.

It starts on September 5th and the festival program will go on until September 13, 2020.

In these 9 days we’ll broadcast live and entirely free: concerts, masterclasses, lectures and documentary, and also the final round of the guitar competition.

The rich daily program exclusively for the Festival will have 3 appointments: in the morning at 11:00 am and in the afternoon at 5:00 pm we’ll present masterclasses and lectures; instead the concerts will be broadcast at 7:00 pm.

CONCERTS

The concert series will be opened by guitarist MATEUSZ KOWALSKI - winner of the Eurostrings 2019 super Contest.

In the following evenings there will be other concerts by young guitarists of the EuroStrings ciurcuit: SILVIO BILIĆ, DÁVID FELLEGI, CASSIE MARTIN, BRUNO PINO and LOVRO PERETIĆ.

MASTERCLASSES

We’ll have two different appointments for each teacher. During the masterclasses we’ll listen to pieces taken from the guitar repertoire with technical and interpretative analyzes; insights on how to exercise, the correct use of the right hand and how to make artificial nails

The teachers and the titles of the masterclasses are:

The sound universe of the right hand” with ROBERTO AUSSEL

Discovering “Giovanni Zamboni"” with ROBERTO AUSSEL

Prelude from J. S Bach's Suite BWV 995, basics of Baroque notation” with CARLO MARCHIONE

Pavane Triste by Antonio José, how to arrange an "original" piece” with CARLO MARCHIONE

How to make artificial nails” with ANABEL MONTESINOS

How to practice” with ANABEL MONTESINOS

Hora by Štěpán Rak” with MATEUSZ KOWALSKI

LECTURES

There will be two different appointments for each speaker, the topics covered are:

 
New business in music related to digital” - Speaker FILIPPO COSENTINO
 
Ancient Future: the development of the audience” - Speaker GIUSEPPE DE TRIZIO
 
DOCUMENTARY
 
From guitarist to guitar-maker” curated by Maestro Luthier LEONARDO DE GREGORIO
 
COMPETITION – Saturday September 12, 2020 – 7:00 pm
 
Final round of the 26th International Competition of Musical Performance for Guitar

 

On average, all the activities will last 25/30 minutes, except for the final of the competition. All the activities will be broadcast for free on Facebook, YouTube Mottola Guitar Festival channel and www.mottolafestival.com

The detailed program of the Festival with broadcast times is available on our Facebook page and on the website www.mottolafestival.com

Enjoy the videos from Mottola Guitar Festival!

Michele Libraro / artistic director 

2020 Exhibition of Guitar Makers

2020 Exhibition of Guitar Makers

 

Activity suspended

13th Biennial Exhibition of "Liuteria" for Guitar - Mottola (TA) - July 11th - 12th 2020

The exhibition will take place in the 28th International Festival of Guitar of Mottola (TA) and it'll be open to all Italian and foreign liuters makers producing guitars or similar instruments. The free registration, within June 18th 2020, will allow the insertion of the liuter maker in the final billboard of the Festival (web page, brochures, flyers and posters).

Please don't hesitate to write us for further information.

 

EuroStrings - Scholarship 2020

EuroStrings - Scholarship 2020

EuroStrings has developed a scholarship programme for students from lower income backgrounds to enable them participation in international guitar competitions and masterclasses that mostly require a payment fee. EuroStrings is acknowledging financial situation of many young guitar players and with this programme supporting them in their further international education.

Open Call for EuroStrings Scholarships
EuroStrings provides international opportunities for young classical guitar players and contributes to their professional development through various educational and training programs.


To acknowledge the financial situation of many young guitar players and to support their international education, EuroStrings has developed a scholarship programme for students from lower income backgrounds. This scholarship will enable young guitarists to participate in international guitar competitions and masterclasses of EuroStrings Festivals during 2020.

Who can apply?
Young guitarists, aged between 18 and 25, with lower financial capability. They need to be students at a music school and have undergone professional education for at least 2 years.

Application process
Applicants interested to attend any of the following festivals, may submit the necessary documents to be considered for a full coverage of travel, accommodation, participation costs and per diem for one candidate per each festival.
Interested applicants should submit the following materials for review:

- a private or unlisted YouTube video containing free choice of repertoire at about 10 min duration
- a tax return - English translation required (personal and/or parent's)
- a short description of household status (number of people in household etc)
- 1 A4 written out formal request for applicant's financial assistance concerning travel, accommodation, festival costs and per diems, specifying the festival of interest. This request should contain candidate's contact info - name, last name, address, email address, phone number - and personal thoughts as to why he or she is in need of the EuroStrings scholarship
- letter of recommendation from a professional in the field (teacher, music producer, musical collaborator et al.)

All documentation needs to be submitted in English, only the submissions in English will be considered for the selection process.

The materials should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and copy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Mak Grgic (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), EuroStrings Artistic Director.

The registration form must be presented within May 2, 2020.