ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL
9 - 12 AUGUST 2012
Presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Adelaide International Guitar Festival is an intensive, immersive, four day festival celebrating of the world's most popular instrument.
The Adelaide International Guitar Festival continues to garner a reputation for presenting some of the finest musicians from around the world and Australia, crossing a range of genres and showcasing their skill, musicianship and creativity. Complementing the program is a range of free and low cost workshops, master classes, artist talks and panel discussions.
The Festival is curated by guitarist Slava Grigoryan, one of Australia's premiere musicians. His persistent work in the development of both classical and contemporary music for guitar, undeniable talent and ever-evolving collaborations makes him a highly in-demand, respected and knowledgeable musician world-wide.
The Festival plays host to the Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition; with over AUD$30,000 worth in prizes, it is the most prestigious guitar competition in the southern hemisphere. The winner of the inaugural Competition was Jin-Hee Kim from South Korea.
"Organisers pulled off an impressive coup this time in securing Australia's own internationally acclaimed virtuoso Slava Grigoryan as the festival's artistic director. The classical guitarist has certainly put his stamp on the event, using his network and knowledge to attract some truly world class acts to Australia" Chris Johnson, Canberra Times
"his (Manuel Barrueco) playing makes me want to get on a plane and fly to Adelaide. Lucky audiences there." Margaret Throsby, Classic FM
The New York Times describes Slava as "A guitar player of uncommon originality and authority. Musicality, expressivity and daring …a singular talent."
Artistic Director: SLAVA GRIGORYAN
Festival Producer: SARAH BLEBY
Program Coordinator: SAMUEL JOZEPS
Production Coordinator: PAIGE GOODWIN
Marketing Executive: JULIE MORALEE
Publicity Executive: PETRINA EGAN
Development Executive: LIZ HAWKINS
Development Coordinator: RUTH MCFADZEAN
Graphic Designer: KATY BIGGS
BASS Client Services Executive - PETER MADDOCK
Adelaide Festival Centre Senior Management
CEO & Artistic Director - DOUGLAS GAUTIER
Associate Director - DAVID MALACARI
Marketing & Corporate Relations - MARY-ANNE O'LEARY
Chief Financial Officer - CARLO D'ORTENZIO
Manager Venue Services - MICHAEL MCCABE
Senior Executive Venue Sales - LOUISE FOX
Senior Development Executive - ELIZABETH HAWKINS
BASS Manager - KAREN WILSON
Food & Beverage Manager - PETER MORELLI
Manager Information, Communications & Technologies - PAUL O'LEARY
Manager Finance - PAUL GROOMS
Senior Executive, Human Resources & Industrial Relations - JIM RANKIN
Adelaide Festival Centre (Presenter and Producer) Trustees
Adelaide Festival Centre Trustees
Barry Fitzpatrick AM
Zannie Flanagan AM
Ian Kowalick AM