Conf/CfP - International Guitar Research Centre Conference, Univeristy of Surrey, UK

Publish Date: Feb 26, 2016

Deadline: Mar 04, 2016

Event Dates: from Mar 18, 2016 12:00 to Mar 23, 2016 12:00

International Guitar Research Centre Conference

Some of the most distinguished and highly regarded scholars and musicians from around the world will gather for this major international conference featuring six public concerts, four keynote lectures, and over 50 lecture-recitals and academic papers. There will be a conference installation in the Lewis Elton Art Gallery and a chance to try the latest Moog guitars in the project room. Delegates can also explore the recently acquired Maurice Summerfield Archive in the University library. Keynote lectures given by Jonathan Leathwood (University of Denver), Thomas Heck (Guitar Foundation of America), Tilman Hoppstock (Academy of Music, Darmstadt) and Christopher Page (University of Cambridge).

Additional Star Speakers include:

Luigi Attademo, Matthew Marshall, Graham Wade, Gilbert Biberian, Caroline Rae, Mark McKnight, Nico Couck, Diego Castro Magas and Carl Faia.

Events listed below:

Friday 18 March – Wednesday 23 March, Lewis Elton Gallery
Ax Evrtd - Jeevan Rai A multichannel sound installation with projected video, exploring the hypothetical acoustics of the practically impossible

Friday 18 March 7:30 pm, PATS Studio One
Mobius Trio Hailed by Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sergio Assad as ‘the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today’

Saturday 19 March 1:30pm, PATS Studio One
Bradley Johnson guitar Winner of the 2015 Ivor Mairants Guitar Award presented by the Worshipful Company of Musicians

Saturday 19 March 7:30pm, PATS Studio One
Tilman Hoppstock guitar ‘an exceptional player, with a fine sense of style and unfailing sensitivity, and a technician of the first water’ Gramophone

Sunday 20 March 1:30pm, PATS Studio One
Michael Partington guitar Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine for his ‘lyricism, intensity and clear technical command’

Sunday 20 March 7:30pm, PATS Studio One
Andrey Lebedev and Laura Snowden guitars Award winners of the Julian Bream Trust, this duo perform new works commissioned by the Trust.

Monday 21 March 7:30pm, PATS Studio One
Ant Law Jazz Trio ‘Bustling power, judiciously harnessed with elegance and poise… Bright, punchy and memorable.’ London Jazz News

Registration Deadline: Friday 4th March 2016


Please note that we cannot offer campus accommodation for this event. The Visit Surrey website has information about accommodation in Guildford. You can also search for availability on the Bed and Breakfasts website. For hotel recommendations and reviews, visit the Tripadvisor website. For your convenience we would recommend the following hotels situated within walking distance of the University Stag Hill Campus and have easy access to public transport; Asperion, Holiday Inn, Travelodge , Angel Hotel, YMCA, Mandolay. We advise that you book your hotel accommodation well in advance.

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