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Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival 2022

Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival 2022

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Deer Lake Gallery

6584 Deer Lake Avenue

Burnaby, BC V5G 3T7


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The Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival is a week-long series of events where you will explore classical guitar with world-leading experts

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Due to the incredible success of the first version of the Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival, which gathered over 30 participants from all over Metro Vancouver and beyond, we are excited to announce the Third Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival, VCGFest 2022, this July!

The Third Vancouver Classical Guitar Festival, presented in collaboration with the Vancouver Classical Guitar Society, will be offered both in-person (with limited capacity) and with online alternatives for auditors to accommodate participants’ preferences. During the VCGFest week, participants will be able to learn from high level and world-leading experts in a variety of topics.

This year’s faculty includes Rene Izquierdo, guitar professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Dr. Daniel Bolshoy, guitar professor at the University of Georgia in Athens, who will be giving concerts and masterclasses; Alec Pearson, UBC guitar professor; Lucida Zhao, our pianist in residence helping with musicianship workshops; David Sossa, teaching the Latin American Guitar Night; Itamar Erez, internationally renowned composer; local guitarists Louise Southwood and Hanh Nguyen; and Luis Angel Medina, who will be sharing his tips on how to learn music effectively.

VENUE WARNING: Events will take place in two separate venues. Details below:

July 16-17: Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 4R9

July 18-21: Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T7 (Carpools may be available from designated skytrain stations.)

Full registration: $295 CAD/week* (before June 1st)

$350 CAD/week (after June 1st)

Full registration includes participation in all workshops, seminars, concerts and one masterclass time slot with one of the guest faculty. Full participants may listen to all the other students in the masterclasses.

A Masterclass is a one-on-one lesson given to by the guest faculty with an audience. It is a great opportunity for students to learn from someone else’s performance. This year's masterclasses are being taught by Rene Izquierdo and Dr. Daniel Bolshoy. Only twenty four (24) Full-registrations spots are available.

Auditor registration: $220 CAD/week** (before June 1st)

$275 CAD/week (after June 1st)

The Auditor registration includes participation in all workshops, seminars and concerts. Auditors may listen to all the other students in the masterclasses.

No refunds after June 28th.

Early registration is encouraged. Registrations must be received by July 9. Registrations after July 9 may be accepted at the discretion of the festival’s director.

Full registration and auditor registration includes admission to all of the following events and workshops:

  • Musicianship with Lucida Zhao
  • Guitar Orchestra with Luis Medina
  • Masterclasses with Rene Izquierdo and Daniel Bolshoy
  • Saturday Opening Concert featuring Rene Izquierdo
  • Sunday Afternoon Concert featuring Daniel Bolshoy
  • Latin-American Guitar Night with David Sossa
  • Improvisation 101 with Itamar Erez
  • Luthiers' Demo and Exhibition
  • Participants’ Closing Concert

You can find out more about local guitar events in Vancouver at https://www.vancouverguitar.org/

  • For more details email Luis Medina at outreach@vancouverguitar.org
      • or visit www.medinaguitar.com/vcgfest

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