NEC Summer Session 2014

Boston GuitarFest
June 25–29, 2014

Cosponsored by
New England Conservatory
and Northeastern University

A Message from the Director:

It is with great pride that the Boston GuitarFest family and I invite you to a “British Invasion” a.k.a. Boston GuitarFest 2013, June 19 to 23, part VIII of our ongoing exploration of the past, present, and future of our noble instrument, its repertoire, and the greater cultural legacy that nourishes it.

This year we celebrate the birthday years of three great Albion musicians: John Dowland, “whose touch upon the lute doth ravish human sense” (Shakespeare); Benjamin Britten, composer of the iconic work Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70; and the exalted guitarist and lutenist Julian Bream, who will turn 80 a few days after our festival ends and to whom we dedicate Boston GuitarFest VIII.

I am thrilled to welcome back Oscar Ghiglia, Elena Papandreou, Richard Savino, Joaquín Clerch, harpsichordist John Gibbons, and pianist Moises Fernandez Via. This year for the first time tenor Nicholas Phan, soprano Nuria Orbea, and the eminent lutenist Nigel North will join us for Boston GuitarFest. This stellar cast will be joined by a whole orchestra of wonderful young artists, who will give us an unforgettable Emerging Artists Concert (punctuated by theatrical Shakespeare scenes) curated by Zaira Meneses on June 22.

Once again Devin Ullibarri directs our annual competition for performance, whose jury will be presided over by the eminent Bruce Holzman. Dan Acsadi and Adam Levin join Zaira Meneses in our Young Guitarists Workshop, and Robert Bekkers directs our Luthiers' Exposition, also back by popular demand.

I hope you will be able to join us for concerts, competitions, masterclasses, and much more. Registration is open, and we hope to see you either as a participant, competitor, or as an audience member at one of our many wonderful concerts.

“If music be the food of love, play on!”

Eliot Fisk
Artistic Director, Boston GuitarFest

For schedule, fees, and how to register visit Boston GuitarFest 2014