Asia International Guitar Festival dates confirmed

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The Thailand Guitar Society has announced that the 2014 Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition will take place at the Sukosol Bangkok hotel from June 12-15.

Now in its seventh year, the festival is the biggest and most vibrant event for classical guitar aficionados and music lovers in the region and features South East Asia’s finest assembly of international guitar players and makers.

The Asia International Guitar Festival takes place from June 12-15 at the Sukosol Bangkok hotel. (Photo/Thailand Guitar Society)The Asia International Guitar Festival takes place from June 12-15 at the Sukosol Bangkok hotel. (Photo/Thailand Guitar Society)

This year’s agenda includes master classes, guitar exhibits, competitions and concerts by acclaimed world-class musicians hailing from around the globe.  This event is sponsored by Siam Commercial Bank, Bangkok Bank, Kohnomusic, Guitar Paradiso, Aranjuez Strings (official sponsor), Savarez Strings and Yamaha.

A varied program sees four days of activities, each day culminating in a concert by one or more celebrated guitar maestros.  The event will also feature a guitar competition open to all, with the winner receiving a free guitar, case, string sets, certificate and performance rights at four prestigious events.

The full list of internationally acclaimed guests include Gérard Abiton (France), Hugues Navez (Belgium), Valérie Duchateau (France), Philippe Loli (Monaco), Masao Tanibe (Japan), Thomas Kirchhoff (Germany), The Krishnarpan Duo (Nepal/USA), Leon Koudelak (Czech Republic), Paul Cesarczyk (USA/ Poland), Woratep Rattana-umpawan (Thailand), Sakol Siripipattanakul (Thailand), Pongpat Pongpradit (Thailand), Vithaya Vosbien (Thailand), Ek-karach Charoennit (Thailand), RuttasartWeangsamut (Thailand), Apichai Chantanakajornfung (Thailand), Teerawat Ratthanaphapameteerat (Thailand).

All concerts are performed in The Sukosol’s Rattanakosin Lounge.

Evening concert tickets are THB 600 for adults and THB 400 for students (with valid I.D.), inclusive of coffee break.  Afternoon concert tickets cost THB 300 for all audiences, excluding coffee break.  Observers of master classes and competitions pay THB 200.

For further details go to www.facebook.com/pages/Asia-International-Guitar-Festival-and-Competition-Bangkok.