World’s Leading Classical Guitarists Convene at Mannes

Brazilian guitarist Joao Luiz leads a master class at last year's New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes.

Every summer for one week, the world’s leading classical guitarists can be found at Mannes College The New School for Music’s 150 West 85thstreet address for the annual New York Guitar Seminar. Now in its 12th year, the Guitar Seminar is one of the classical guitar world’s premiere gatherings of musicians, teachers and students.

From June 19-24, the Guitar Seminar will offer a week of master classes, workshops, and rehearsals open to classical guitarists at all levels, as well as well as public concerts by performers including the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, Denis Azabagic, Jason Vieaux, and many more.

“Playing music is ultimately about sharing, but for musicians at all levels of accomplishment, public performance is often the cause of high anxiety and not high performance,” said Laura Oltman, co-founding director of New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes and member of the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo. “That’s why we’re thrilled to be welcoming this summer’s roster, which includes some of classical guitar’s finest musicians, to guide intensive hands-on learning and give world-class performances.”

Public performances include:

Opening Concert
Tuesday, June 19, at 7:00 p.m., The Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue.
Admission: $20, visit http://bit.ly/LFPmEz for tickets.
Dale Kavanagh (Canada) plays music by Dale Kavanagh, Leo Brouwer, Heitor Villa-Lobos
Mãrio da Silva (Brazil) plays music by Garoto, Waltel Branco, Arthur Kampela, Sergio Assad
Duo Cantabile (Mexico) plays music by Ernesto Cordero, Ernesto Garcia de Leon, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Popular Mexican Songs

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo with Daedalus Quartet:
Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m., Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue.
Admission: $20, visit http://bit.ly/LTiVp1 for tickets.
Program includes the world Premiere of Binelli’s Sexteto Buenos Aires (new version) plus music by Piazzolla, Liebermann, Giuliani, and Schubert.

Cavatina Duo (Denis Azabagic, guitar and Eugenia Moliner, flute)
Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m., Mannes Concert Hall, 150 West 85th Street.
Admission: $25; $15 students & seniors; visit http://nygsatmannes.eventbrite.com/ for tickets.

Jason Vieaux
Friday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m., Mannes Concert Hall, 150 West 85th Street.
Admission: $25; $15 students & seniors; visit http://nygsatmannes.eventbrite.com/ for tickets.
Program includes music of music by Pat Metheny, Leo Brouwer, J. S. Bach, Dan Visconti, Mauro Giuliani and Isaac Albéniz.

Amadeus Guitar Duo (Dale Kavanagh and Thomas Kirchhoff)
Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m., Mannes Concert Hall, 150 West 85th Street.
Admission: $25; $15 students & seniors; visit http://nygsatmannes.eventbrite.com/ for tickets.
Program includes music of Alfonso Montes, G. P Telemann, Gerald Garcia, Dale Kavanagh, Mario Gangi, André Jolivet and G. F. Handel.

Participants Concert (featuring ensemble and solo student performances)
Sunday, June 24 at 12:00 p.m., Mannes Concert Hall, 150 West 85th Street.
Admission: $15; free for students & seniors; visit http://nygsatmannes.eventbrite.com/ for tickets.

For full schedule information including non-concert events at Mannes (master classes, workshops, panel discussion, student open-stage) as well as faculty bios, audio and video clips, visit the New York Guitar Seminar’s website.