The 9th edition of “The Guitar Evenings” International Festival, a Kitharalogos Cultural Association project, brings to Bucharest 18 artists from 4 countries in a celebration of the instrument which includes 9 concerts, 6 masterclasses, a conference and an online contest. As in the years before, three of the world’s leading guitarists, Pablo Márquez, Rafael Aguirre and Rémi Jousselme will perform in the beautiful Auditorium of the Central University Library “Carol I”, along with Romanian musicians and artists in concerts that will combine music, poetry and visual arts. From instruments of the Renaissance and Baroque eras to contemporary music, from works of great popularity to world premieres, the new edition of “The Guitar Evenings” celebrates the diversity and versatility of an instrument with an unique voice. The project, co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, greets the talented young guitarists with 36 places available at the free masterclasses held at the National University of Music in Bucharest, two galas held at the Suţu Palace and an online competition unique in Romania (“Kitharalogos Scholarship”) with prizes that, summed up, are over 2000 euros, and a conference dedicated to all guitar lovers.

For details, please visit www.facebook.com/kitharalogos or www.seriledechitara.ro . Admission to the concerts is free and is based on a reservation. For reservation, please write to [email protected]. Admission to the concerts held at the Suţu Palace and at the National Art Center “Tinerimea Romana” is free within the limit of the available seats. Admission to the concert held at the “George Enescu” National Museum is ticket-based, the tickets being available at the entrance.

The concerts held in the Auditorium of the Central University Library “Carol I” can be watched live, online on enjoytv.ro and on the facebook and youtube platforms of enjoy tv Romania.

Project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Adminstration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the results of the project can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the financing.

 

Organizer: Kitharalogos Cultural Association

Sponsors: Hora S.A., Reghin, Musical Instruments Factory; GSR Audit & Expertise; Tecnoservice Equipment SRL; Savarez.

Partners: Central University Library Carol I”, The Union of Interpretative Creations of Musicians in Romania (UCIMR), National University of Music Bucharest, Cervantes Institute, Hungarian Institute of Bucharest –Balassi Institute, “George Enescu” National Museum, National Center of Art “Romanian Youth”, ACCUMM Foundation, , ICon Arts Transilvania 2020, Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest.

Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Radio România Muzical, Radio Trinitas, Observator Cultural, Agenţia de Carte.ro, Radio Clasic, Liternet.ro.

Complete Program

CONCERTS
30th of October / „Extraordinary Gala of young guitarists in affirmation” (Ovidiu Pintilie, Paul Tudora, Daniel Ciocan), Suţu Palace, during the musical season „Iosif Sava” of the ACCUMM Foundation, 19 o’clock

 31st of October / Recital „Musica de los seres imaginarios”
 Costin Soare – guitar, with the participation of the actress Monica Odagiu and of the visual artist Răzvan Anghelache (live painting); World premieres by: Gabriel Mălăncioiu, Sebastian Androne, Şerban Marcu, Sebastian Ţună, Cătălin Ştefănescu-Pătraşcu;
Auditorium of the Cantacuzino Palace, George Enescu” National Museum, 18 o’clock

 1st of November / Recital “ Well-tempered guitars – latino-american impressions”
Duo Iancu-Lobonţ (Olivia Iancu-Claudiu Lobonţ) / guitars with 8 strings
Works by: Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Assad, Lauro, Rodrigo, Piazzolla
Auditorium Hall of the Cervantes Institute, 19 o’clock

 2nd of November / Rafael Aguirre (Spain) in concert
Works by: Bach, Giuliani, Albeniz, Tárrega etc.
Auditorium of the Central University Library “Carol I”, 19 o’clock
Concert broadcasted live, online, on enjoytv.ro and on the facebook and youtube platforms of enjoy tv Romania

 3rd of November / Recital with Renaissance and Baroque music and poetry
Nicolae Szekely (vihuela, baroc guitar, renaissance lute, archlute) – with the participation of the actress Monica Odagiu
National Art Center “Romanian Youth”, 19 o’clock

 6th of November / “Kitharalogos Scholarship” Gala
/ the winners of the first Romanian online guitar competition, second edition
Suţu Palace, during the musical season „Iosif Sava” of the ACCUMM Foundation,
19 o’clock

 8th of November / Recital “Musica dell’Amicitia”
Vlad Maistorovici (violin) – Costin Soare (guitar)
 Works by: de Falla, Schubert, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Maistorovici
Auditorium Hall of the Cervantes Institute, 19 o’clock

 9th of November / Rémi Jousselme (France) in concert
Works by: Narvaez, Fuenllana, de Falla, Turina, Gershwin, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, Ourkouzounov
Auditorium of the Central University Library “Carol I”, 19 o’clock
Concert broadcasted live, online, on enjoytv.ro and on the facebook and youtube platforms of enjoy tv Romania

 10th of November /Pablo Márquez (Argentina) in concert
Works by: da Milano, Krebs, Schubert, Ginastera
Auditorium of the Central University Library “Carol I”, 19 o’clock
Concert broadcasted live, online, on enjoytv.ro and on the facebook and youtube platforms of enjoy tv Romania

 

 MASTERCLASSES
31st of October / masterclass Mihai Cojocaru
National University of Music Bucharest, between 10-13 o’clock

 3rd of November / masterclass Rafael Aguirre
National University of Music Bucharest, between 10-14 o’clock

4th of November / masterclass Cătălin Ştefănescu-Pătraşcu
National University of Music Bucharest, between 15-18 o’clock

 7th of November / masterclass Tudor Niculescu
National University of Music Bucharest, between 13-16 o’clock

 8th of November / masterclass Rémi Jousselme
National University of Music Bucharest, between 12-16 o’clock

 9th of November / masterclass Pablo Márquez
National University of Music Bucharest, between 12-16 o’clock

  

CONFERENCE
 8th of November / Conference on musicological themes at the National University of Music Bucharest, between 10-12 o’clock
asoc. dr. Mihai Cojocaru: “Systems of transcription for the guitar”
prof. dr. Tudor Niculescu: “Guitarist techical-interpretative hypostases in the creation of the composer Mauro Giuliani”