Philly Classical Guitar Festival Performers

Each year the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society hosts a Classical Guitar Festival at the Settlement Music School at 416 Queen St in Philadelphia.  The festival always opens on Saturday evening (venues vary year to year) with a high profile performer which in recent years has included Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, and Scott Tenant.  This concert is then followed on Sunday by a full day festival.  This festival typically includes two concerts (competition winner from previous year and a closing concert), three workshops (topics ranging from education, technique, composition, and guitar building), vendor fair (guitar for sale, sheet music, guitar repair estimates, etc.), student recitals, and the current year competitions (High School and Adult). 

Below are the three performers that will be featured this year whom will not want to miss.  All three concerts will be amazing this year.

Sharon Isbin performs Agustin Barrios Mangore's "Waltz Opus 8 #4" on Korean Television January 2002.

Celil Refik Kaya - 2013 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition Winner - Sonata: III. La Toccata de Pasquini by Leo Brouwer

Debut CD now available at Spanish Dance no. 1 from La Vida Breve by Manuel De Falla (solo guitar) Performed by Gohar Vardanyan Gohar Vardanyan is sponsored by Strings By Mail (, a complete source for strings. accessories, & sheet music.
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