Bangkok set to host 15th Asia International Guitar Festival

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The Sukosol hotel and the Thailand Guitar Society in association with the Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University will present South-East Asia’s finest assembly of international guitar players, makers and enthusiasts at the 2015 Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition from June 11-14.

Now in its fifteenth illustrious year, the festival is the only event of its kind in the region, attracting classical guitar aficionados and music lovers to participate.  This year’s agenda includes master classes, guitar exhibits, competitions and concerts by acclaimed musicians hailing from around the world.

Renowned French guitarist Roland Dyens will perform at the 2015 Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition in Bangkok.Renowned French guitarist Roland Dyens will perform at the 2015 Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition in Bangkok.

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 includes: Gérard Abiton (France), Roland Dyens (France), Flavio Cucchi (Italy), Francisco Bernier (Spain), Jorgos Panetsos (Greece/Austria), Damien Lancelle (France), Shinobu Sugawara (Japan), Masao Tanibe (Japan), Chinnawat Themkumkwun (Thailand), Leon Koudelak (Czech Republic), Paul Cesarczyk (USA/ Poland), Woratep Rattana-umpawan (Thailand), Sakol Siripipattanakul (Thailand), Pongpat Pongpradit (Thailand), Hitoshi Miyashita (Japan/Thailand), Apichai Chantanakajornfung (Thailand), Jetjumnong Jongprasert (Thailand)

The full list of international luthiers features: Yuichi Imai (Japan), Kazuo Sato (Germany), Young Seo (Korea),Hanief Palopo (Indonesia), Narongsak Visesnut (Thailand), and Wiroon Song-Bundit (Thailand)

All concerts are performed in the Kamolmart room of The Sukosol hotel in Bangkok.  Evening concert tickets are Bht 600 for adults and Bht 400 for students (with valid I.D.), inclusive of coffee break.  Afternoon concert tickets cost Bht 300 for all audience members, excluding coffee break.  Observers of master classes and competitions pay Bht 200.

For further details, go to http://aigf.weebly.com/ or www.facebook.com/pages/Asia-International-Guitar-Festival-and-Competition-Bangkok.