Raphaël Feuillâtre
Raphaël Feuillâtre

World renowned classic guitarists will gather at UofL Oct. 18-20 for the School of Music’s annual Guitar Festival and Competition. The festival will feature concerts, master classes, youth ensemble showcases and an international competition with a first prize of $1,000.

Stephen Mattingly, UofL guitar instructor and festival director, said the event is open to all enthusiasts and playing levels and draws players from around the world.

“The festival offers stylistically varied concerts for all guitar fans and an array of workshops for guitarists of any age or level,” he said.

Concerts will be held in the School of Music’s concert halls on UofL’s Belknap Campus. The opening concert will feature the award-winning French guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre. Later concerts will present an array of virtuosic guitar performance.

Li & Zohn Duo

Highlights include:

7 p.m. Oct. 18 Evening Concert: Raphaël Feuillâtre, 2018 GFA Rose Augustine Prize Winner – Comstock Concert Hall 

4 p.m. Oct. 19 Afternoon Concert:Emily Yocum Black, soprano & Jamie Monck, guitar – Comstock Concert Hall 

7 p.m. Oct. 19 Evening Concert, double concert featuring: Hanser-McClellan Duo and Andrew Zohn – Comstock Concert Hall

Festival Registration is $150 for festival and competition, $75 for youth weekend $50 for concert series and $20 for individual concerts. UofL students are free.

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