2016 GCC introduction

POSTED ON 2016-06-01 23:43 | BY GCC

Mission for the 2016 GuitarFestival


The Changsha International Guitar Festival, China (GCC), aims to be a world-class arts-event for guitar players and fans from around the globe. It is one of the highest-ranking and most influential international guitar festivals in China, and the highest-paying classical guitar competition in Asia. 

Activities during the Festival include: international guitar playing competition, international guitar composition competition, concerts, master workshop, seminars and exhibitions, amongst others. 

To commemorate the 100th birthday of world-renowned composer Alberto Ginastera and the hundred anniversary of the death of Spanish composer Enrique Granados, the Open and Youth Groups of the Festival this year will include the works of these two masters in the required repertoire so that young guitar players may take the opportunity to learn more, and pay tribute to their great contributions. The required repertoire of the Youth Group contains the original works of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. Young contestants may take advantage of this opportunity to explore his great works. 

The Competition will not only let talented guitarists showcase their abilities, but more importantly, enable all contestants to learn about the works in an all-round manner. 

Celebrated guitarist Yang Xuefei has accepted the Festival’s invitation as Artistic Director. 

The guests invited to this year’s Festival are a testament to the Organizing Committee’s persistent pursuit of innovation in guitar music. They are:

Paul Galbraith, one of the world’s greatest player of eight-string guitar and founder of the Brazilian Guitar Quartet. His extraordinary guitar design and unique performance style are consideredsignificant in the developing history of guitar;

ZoranDukic, one of the most talented and promising classical guitarists of our time;

SanelRedzic, known as one of the most promising guitarists in the days to come, Open Group Champion of the 2nd GCC International Guitar Competition, and an instructor at Vienna Konservatorium;

Nigel North, one of the world’s leading lute players;

Nejc Kuhar, a Slovenian composer and First Prize winner of the 2015 International Guitar Composition Competition, will have a solo concert during the Festival. 

The 2016 Guitar Festival will be held from Jul. 19, 2016 to Jul 23 in Hunan Grand Theatre, Hunan, China. 

Artistic Diretor:Yang Xuefei
Time:Jul 19-23, 2016
Location: Hunan Grand Theatre, China 

Strategic partner:Minyard Martinez Musical Instruments Corporation 

Hosted by:The Organizing Committee of GCC
Hunan You En Cultural Investment Management Co., Ltd.
German Zurbruggen (China) Co., Ltd.
Hunan Guitar Association

Media support:Hunan Daily, Xiaoxiang Morning News, Sanxiang City Express, Changsha Evening News,
ifeng.com, Xinhuanet, Netease, Sohu.com,  hn.qq.com,
Sina Hunan, rednet.cn, voc.com.cn, Changsha.cn, Mango TV,
Hunan Satellite TV, Hunan Economic TV Channel,  Hunan Public Channel, Hunan Entertainment Channel

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