Classical strings

music May 16, 2018 01:00

By The Nation

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The Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition –the biggest and most vibrant event for classical guitar aficionados and music lovers in the region – will be back for its twelfth edition at Kamolmart Room of The Sukosol Hotel Bangkok from June 7-10.

This festival, which is organised by the hotel and the Thailand Guitar Society in association with Savarez Strings, presents Southeast Asia’s finest assembly of international guitar players, makers and enthusiasts. 

Internationally acclaimed guests include Gerard Abiton (France), Paul Cesarczyk (USA/Poland), Roberto Aussel (Argentina), Giovanni Grano (Italy), Luciano Pompilio (Italy), Ruben Parejo (Spain), Gen Matsuda (Japan), Bruno Pancek (France), Andres Madariaga (Chile), Huy Thanh Nguyen (Vietnam), Jorgos Panetsos (Austria), Anton Isselhadt (Germany), Woratep Rattana-umpawan (Thailand), Pongpat Pongpradit (Thailand), Ruttasart Weingsamoot (Thailand), Apichai Chantanakajornfung (Thailand).

This year’s agenda includes master classes, guitar exhibits, competitions and concerts by world-class musicians hailing from around the globe. 

A varied programme sees four days of activities, each day culminating in a concert by one or more celebrated guitar maestros.

The event will also feature a guitar competition open to all, with the winner receiving a free guitar, case, string sets, certificate and performance rights at four prestigious events.

Tickets for concerts are Bt600 for adults and Bt400 for students, inclusive of coffee break. Afternoon concert tickets cost Bt300 for all audience members, excluding coffee break. Observers of master classes and competitions pay Bt200.

To book, call (02) 247 0123, extension 1916-1918. To find out more, visit or