“The Legends” International Guitar Festival @ Budapest 2019.

District, VI., 8. Liszt Ferenc Square

Classical guitar greats, three Grammy Award-winning legends will be guest at this year’s International Guitar Festival @ Budapest during November 8-10. 2019.

This year’s International Guitar Festival  was named „The Legends” by the Eötvös couple. Although in terms of music history, guitar history, in this title may seem not too much. Those who visit the concerts in November at the Academy of Music, will hear the legends live who have completed making a musical instrument accepted worldwide.

The prestigious festival, founded by József Eötvös – Liszt Prize winner guitarist and Head of department of the Academy of Music, focuses on classical guitar music for over six years, showing the outstanding artists of the instrument and its literature.

David Russell – Friday,November, 8., will hold Master Course through 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at György Solti Hall of the Academy of Music – Ticket: 2000HUF.

David Russell – Englishman guitarist, lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He is known worldwide for his unique musical talent and inspirational art. Has been a member of the Royal Academy of Music in London since 1997 and has twice won the Julian Bream Award during his studies. He spends most of his time on world tours and regularly performs at famous concert halls in York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome. His audience admires his musical genius and his captivating stage presence.

Manuel Barrueco – Friday evening concert November, 8. at 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. György Solti Hall of the Academy of Music. Ticket price: Up to September, 30, 5500HUF and 6500HUF in advance, and  7000HUF and  8000HUF from October, 1.

Manuel Barrueco – Cuban-American descent concert and Paul O’Dette, an American lyricist, the purest example of a genius who touched on this instrument. O’Dette really helped to establish the technical and stylistic standards that 21st-century musicians aspire. Each world-renowned guest artist will share a solo evening with the audience.

The classical guitar has long been overshadowed by the instruments of the Hungarian musical tradition. Fortunately, in 2002, a radical change began in the Hungarian development, as guitarist József Eötvös started the classical guitar department at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy. In a short time, it proved to be a worthy partner for other instruments, with over two dozen positions in international competitions over the past 15 years.

The event has grown into the largest classical guitarist event in Hungary in the last four years, and its high-quality concerts take place ina full house.

Tickets and passes for the festival’s concerts are on sale through budapestguitar.com until September, 30,, and entry to the Master Classes is also open on October, 15. 2019.

Update Aggie Reiter

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