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.


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.


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


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
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