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Baltic Guitar Festival and Competition 2018

BIRSTONAS, June 15-17

 

Friday, June 15

The sonority, tone and projection of the guitar was utilized to its fullest potential in the hands of Vladislav Bláha; and in turn, brought out the most subtle dynamics of this master's touch. Mr. Bláha, holds a unique position in the international classical guitar community.

(dotGuitar Magazine, Italy)

Smits plays with more heart than anybody should be allowed to have. 

 

(Tom Chandler, Classical Guitar Corner)

 

Saturday, June 16

  • Master classes led by Raphaella Smits, Vladislav Bláha, Aniello Desiderio or Baltic Guitar Quartet members
  • Seminar on the control of stage fear by Veerle Boeckx (Belgium)
  • Guitars exhibition
  • Free Afternoon concert of the winner of the Baltic Guitar Competition 2017 Aleksander Pankowski vel Jankowski (Poland)
  • 8 PM Aniello Desiderio (Italy) in Birštonas Kurhaus

 

...the kind of musician that seems to have disappeared long ago, Aniello Desiderio sweeps away the audience with enthusiasm - as the great virtuosi, Paganini, Regondi or Giuliani of the 19th century did - racing through breathtaking changes of register, acrobatic arpeggios and scales of extraordinary brilliance and elegance like a Ferrari…

 

(Stuttgarter Zeitung)

 

Sunday, June 17

  • An excursion around Birštonas

 

 

 FESTIVAL TICKETS

Festival participant ticket – 100 EUR. The ticket includes:

  • the concerts of the festival,
  • two nights in the Domus Hotel (in a twin-bedded, tree-bedded or four-bedded room),
  • meals (lunch and dinner on 15 June, breakfast, lunch and dinner on 16 June, breakfast on 17 June) in the restaurant "Old town grill".

You are invited to register in the site www.bgq.lt under the column "Festival" and fill in the form "Festival participant ticket” if you want to buy a festival participant ticket. Registration deadline is 15th of May 2018. The number of the tickets is limited.

A ticket to Vladislav Bláha, Raphaella Smits concert – 15 EUR; for students and seniors – 10 EUR  (Birštonas Culture Centre box office or tiketa.lt).

A ticket to Aniello Disiderio concert – 15 EUR; for students and seniors – 10 EUR  (Birštonas Culture Centre box office or tiketa.lt). 

A ticket to both concerts – 25 EUR.

The festival will include open master classes, workshops on fear of a stage and improvisation art, a guitar exhibition, and a tour of Birštonas. Upon request of teachers, qualification certificates will be issued.

 

 

REGISTRATION TO THE COMPETITION

The competition is open to classical guitar performers:

  • Group A (5–10 years) – two different pieces (up to 3 min.)
  • Group B (11–14 years) – two different pieces (up to 5 min.)
  • Group C (15–18 years) – open program (up to 7 min.)
  • * Group D (age is not limited) – open program (up to 10 min.)

The participation fee is 15 EUR. Those who wish to participate are asked to register in the site www.bgq.lt  under the column "Festival" and fill in the form "Registration for the competition". Final deadline for submitting applications is the 1st of May 2018.

* A selection of participants in Group D will be carried out - all players have to submit a video link of their work (or works) when registering. The winner of the D group will be awarded the main prizes of the festival and the opportunity to play a concert next year!

The winners of each category will receive valuable prizes from our sponsors and will be invited to the master classes led by Raphaella Smits, Vladislav Bláha, Aniello Desiderio or Baltic Guitar Quartet members.

 

More information www.bgq.lt, social networking Facebook (Baltic Guitar Festival), e-mail press@bgq.lt and tel. +370 686 74 838.

 

The organizer holds the right to change the program and the timetable.