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26. GUITAR FESTIVAL MIKULOV 2012

FRANK BUNGARTEN, ZORAN DUKIĆ, MAK GRGIĆ, DUO KEMI, ROLF LISLEVAND, CARLO MARCHIONE, PETR VÍT & JIŘÍ VYORÁLEK & VIRGINIA DELGADO 1. - 7. 7. 2012
Rostislav Coufal, David Dyakov, Thomas Offermann, Michael Parkinson, Paolo Pegoraro, Machina Lirica Duo (Monika Štreitová & Pedro Rodrigues), Petr Saidl, Hedvika Švendová, Jens Wagner

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The Guitar Festival Mikulov belongs to the most significant events of its kind not only in the Czech Republic but also in the Central Europe. Its 26th year will traditionally include seminars, lectures, workshops and masterclasses. A very important part of the festival is a number of afternoon and evening concerts for general public. Therefore, the participants will have an opportunity to observe the invited tutors both during their masterclasses and live performances.

The main goal of the festival is to introduce world’s top classical guitarists to Czech and foreign participants and to provide them with the information about the latest trends in the area of guitar composition and interpretation. The organizers believe that the festival will contribute to better artistic education and orientation of Czech participants. We also aim to introduce concert guitar in a picturesque and inspirative environment which will enrich not only Mikulov region but also the whole course of national and international cultural events. Next important goal is to give an opportunity to rising generation to play in front of the professional public and under the leading of top artists which represents unique and valuable experience for their future career.

The festival in 2012 will customarily proceed in two levels. The first is intended mainly for the active participants but after previous arrangement will be open for general public too. This part of the festival consists of masterclasses, seminars, lectures and various workshops including guitar orchestrarehearsals.The second, level for public, consists of twelve afternoon and evening concerts in Mikulov castle. The component part of the festival are sales exhibitions of musical instruments and accessories, sheets, books, CDs and DVDs.

The performances of the evening concerts will include top guitarists from all of Europe like Frank Bungarten (Germany), Zoran Dukić (Croatia), Mak Grgić (Slovenia), Rolf Lislevand (Norway), Duo KEMI - Daniel Migdal & Jacob Kellermann (Sweden), Carlo Marchione (Italy), Petr Vít & Jiří Vyorálek & Virginia Delgado (Czech Republic).

The masterclasses will take place every day from 9.00 to 12.30 in the areal of former secondary school in Mikulov. At the same place will take place seminars, lectures, workshops and guitar orchestra rehearsals during afternoon hours. The participants of masterclasses will have an opportunity to show the results of their work during the afternoon concerts open for general public. Among the performers of the afternoon concerts (Pedro Rodrigues) will be winners of international guitar competitions (Hedvika Švendová, David Dyakov), too.

Every year the festival welcomes about 120 active participants. They are mainly students of conservatories, musical colleges and universities, primary musical schools and conservatory teachers or amateurs from the Czech Republic or abroad. The total number of concert-goers is about 2000 people.

The tickets will be sold for the price 50 - 100 CZK at the venue before the concert.