In 2018, having got the invitation of the Baltic Guitar Quartet, a star of Italy Aniello Desiderio, a particularly sensitively performing Belgian guitarist Raphaella Smits and a guest from the Czech Republic Vladislav Bláha will have concerts and also share their experience with the young classical guitar talents for the first time in Lithuania. During the festival there will also be seminars on improvisation and the control of stage fear, as well as an excursion around Birštonas.
About the Baltic Guitar Festival
Since 2009, the members of the Baltic Guitar Quartet started organizing the international Baltic Guitar Festival. During their international concert tours and performances in various festivals, the quartet attended a lot of memorable performances, which were never before presented in the Baltic States.
Thus rose the idea to organize a concert series, presenting the world’s best guitar virtuosos, to inspire guitarists and music lovers in general and give the classical guitar a prominent place in the classical music scene it deserves.
The following artists performed in the previous concerts of the festival: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (USA), Bandini Chiacchiaretta duo (Italy), Roland Dyens (France), Amadeus Duo (Germany and Canada), Luz de Luna (Belgium), Irina Kulikova (Russia/Holland), Daniel Marques (Brazil), Thibault Cauvin (France), Dimitris Regginos (Cyprus), and Paolo Devecchi and Salvatore Seminara guitar duo (Italy), Judicaël Perroy (France), Eden Stell Guitar Duo (UK).