Guitar Art Festival: Guitar legends in Belgrade

The 28th Guitar Art Festival will take place from 20th – 25th March in Belgrade under the slogan “Integrations”.

The festival will again validate its status as one of the greatest guitar festivals in the world with over 150 participants from 20 countries and 13 concerts. The audience will be able to enjoy in a very attractive selection of world class musicians in the field of classical music, tango, flamenco, blues, rock and contemporary musical creations.

Festival begins with a concert “Fusion of Latin American Classic” which take place in Kolarac Foundation on the 20th March with Roberto Aussel, bandoneon player Aleksandar Nikolić and chamber orchestra Anima Musicae from Hungary performing.

The living legend of the guitar world, Tommy Emmanuel will perform on the 23rd March. This will be a great opportunity for the audience to hear the songs from his current album “It’s Never Too Late”.

The remaining four concert nights will be held at Dom Omladine Belgrade with the performances from the contemporary modern Hispanic scene guitarists and guitar bands. Ultra High Flamenco will perform in Serbia for the first time together with a well-known flamenco dancer Rosario Toledo. Then there is a concert of the Giorgos Georgopulus quartet that brings us the urban bouzouki sound fused with the traditional Greek melodies, followed by a concert of a versatile and unconventional musician Bojan Ivanovski who will premiere his project “A whole new world”.

After the traditional segment of the classical programme, next is the Guitar Integrations project which assembled the classical up and coming guitar players from 6 ex-Yugoslav republics. Together, they will hold individual concerts but they will also work on creating a new music piece as a group. Italian composer Carlo Domeniconi has composed a premier piece for the six guitarists – Mak Grgić, Srđan Bulat, Sanel Redžić, Nemanja Ostojić, Radoš Malidžan and Darko Bageski – who will also officially close the festival on 25th March.

(GAF, 17.03.2017)

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