The new Guitar Festival Iserlohn
The central locations of the festival will be the Stenner Gymnasium Iserlohn with its very large classrooms and the Iserlohn Municipal Gallery in the beautiful building from the 17th century. The lessons, lectures, rehearsals with the guitar ensemble (with Gerald Garcia) and the exhibitions of the guitar makers will take place here. All other locations of the festival (hotels, restaurants, concert venue) are in the center of the city of Iserlohn within walking distance.
Concerts will take place in the Oberste Stadtkirche Iserlohn - seating capacity of over 550 places will make it possible to keep enough distance if necessary. Entertainment after the concerts is also provided here.
All participants and lecturers will stay in three hotels (different price categories), which are 2-4 minutes walk from the festival locations.
Lunch and dinner are offered in 3 restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the festival locations. Several cafes and snack restaurants are also within walking distance.
Master classes, lectures, exhibitions and Gerald Garcia’s ensemble will take place in the the rooms of the Städtische Galerie Iserlohn (3 minutes from the Oberste Stadtkirche).
We strongly recommend to register by April 30, 2021, as the hotel capacities probably will then be full.
Hotels must be booked and paid for independently - there is an attractive special rate for festival visitors. Details can be found here
In the restaurants, all participants pay themselves - here too we have negotiated special rates.
The fee for visiting the festival (four hours of active lessons / all concerts, exhibitions, lectures, technique- and ensemble lessons) is 150 euros. Participation in the festival and competition cost 170 euros. Participation in the competition only costs 50 euros.
More lectures and more surprises
The originally planned festival program had to be changed. The new program includes concerts and lessons with: David Russell, Thibaut Garcia, Aniello Desiderio, Zoran Dukic, Costas Cotsiolis, Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Giampaolo Bandini & Cesare Chiacciaretta
In addition we offer, master classes with Dale Kavanagh, Laura Young, Gerald Garcia, Hans-Werner Huppertz, Juan Carlos Arancibia, Frank Gerstmeier, Thomas Kirchhoff and others.
There will be more lectures than in previous years and more surprises. The big 10th Int. MARTINEZ competition and exhibitions of many guitar makers round off the festival with their exhibitions.