Monday, 11 June 2012

Asia International Guitar & Competition Festival 2012 in Bangkok

There is nothing better than listening to an accomplished guitar player. An opportunity is coming up to hear some of the world’s best guitar players in Bangkok. The Asia International Guitar and Competition Festival 2012 will be held from 14 to 17 June 2012, at the Siam City Hotel in Bangkok and is expected to attract artists from 14 nations.

Highlights include guitar master classes, guitar exhibits, competitions and concerts by famous world-class guitarists from Thailand, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United States, Poland, the Philippines, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Cuba, Germany, Indonesia, and South Korea.

On June 14, the master guitar class will be led by Sachico Miyashita to be followed by a performance of the Gypsy Medley in the evening by well-known guitarists Galina Vale and Sakol Siripipattanakul.

Other performances include those by the Wong-Kojorn Guitar Quarter from Thailand and the University of the Philippines Guitar Quintet.

The event will also feature a guitar competition open to all nationalities, with the winner receiving a free guitar, case, string set, a certificate and performance rights for four prestigious future events.

Paul Cesarczyk

The festival will then conclude with a duo concert by world renowned players: Yavet Boyadijev (violin) and Paul Cesarczyk (guitar).

Concert tickets are 600 baht and 400 baht for adults and students, inclusive of coffee breaks. Observers of master classes and competitions pay 200 baht.

The afternoon concert on June 16, costs 300 baht for adults and students (with coffee break).

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