Fri 26 November — Tue 30 November

Brussels International Guitar Festival & Competitions

Théâtre du Vaudeville
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Brussels International Guitar Festival & Competitions


Viva la Vida !

Under the Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen

Welcome to the 10th anniversary edition of the Brussels International Guitar Festival & Competitions, the not-to-be missed and eagerly awaited event in the capital of Europe for music fans and aficionados of the guitar.

The only one of its kind, « the Brussels guitar fiesta » attracts a large crowd and over the years has established itself as one of the major festivals in Europe.

The splendid Théâtre du Vaudeville, located right in the heart of Brussels in the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, will host concerts, shows, master classes, a lecture, an exhibition, a musical show for children and schools as well as the public final rounds of the national competition and the international competition.

Classical, Latino, jazz, modern, contemporary and gypsy music, as well as a Flamenco show... The many facets of the world's most played instrument will be showcased thanks to a rich and varied programme : solo, duo, trio, ensemble, guitar with trumpet, cello, orchestra and dance...

Always seeking new experiences, the festival offers the public the chance to attend numerous world and Belgian premieres and listen to big names in guitar music from various countries (Belgium, Austria, Spain, Taiwan, France...) as well as young artists on the verge of a promising career, for whom the festival serves as a launch pad.

The 2021 selection, via a new exhibition and a lecture, pays tribute to the Masters Ilse & Nicolas Alfonso, who opened the first guitar classes in the Belgian Music Academies as well as the guitar class at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles in 1965, thereby becoming the founders of the Belgian Guitar School.

To honour the 20th anniversary since the passing of Nicolas Alfonso, the Festival has created a brand-new composition competition aimed at extending the repertoire of the guitar.

Finally, the ever popular « Luthiers & Exhibitors Salon » will welcome its visitors in the impressive Exhibition gallery located under the Théâtre du Vaudeville.

Open to everyone, whether just curious or confirmed music lovers, this exceptional edition will be more than ever full of joy, emotions, discoveries and conviviality...

Hugues Navez
Founding President and Artistic Director
Full Professor of the Guitar Class & Head of the Guitar Department at the Brussels Royal Conservatory

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Friday, November 26, 2021 — Tuesday, November 30, 2021


Fri 26 November — Tue 30 November


Théâtre du Vaudeville

Galerie de la Reine, 13
1000 Brussels

T. +32 2 420 06 06


Normal: €15.00
Article 27: €1.25


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