Saigon International Guitar Festival 2014 opens

Saigon International Guitar Festival 2014 will take place at Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music from November 12-16.

American guitarist Harris Becker

The event will feature internationally well-known guitarists from the U.S, Italy, Malaysia, Iceland, the Philippines and Vietnam.

The ‘Six Centuries of Guitar Music’ concert will be the festival's opening night performance at 8 p.m. on November 12 and performed by American guitarists Harris Becker, Director of Guitar Studies at the Long Island University in New York; and Paul Cesarczyk Head of Guitar Department of the College of Music, Mahidol University in Thailand.

The second concert called ‘Romantique Guitar Music’ presenting masterpieces by Agustine Barrios, Johann Kaspar Mertz hay Miguel Llobet will take place at 8 p.m. on November 15. Artists including Salvatore Foderà from Italia, Gonzalo Noel Misa from the Philippines, together with Thanh Huy and Ba Tho of Vietnam will join the event.

The last show themed ‘The 20th Century and Contemporary Guitar Music’ will introduce to Vietnamese audiences through performances of Ogmundur Thor Johannesson from Iceland and Simon Cheong from Malaysia, and  the Saigon Guitar Quartet, on November 16.

On the other hand, the “Young guitarists” performance and a workshop introducing musical instruments will also be taken place respectively at 6 p.m. on November 13 and at 6 p.m. on November 14.

By Thu Thao – Translated by Kim Khanh

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