Mikulov
5. 7. - 11. 7. 2021

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Schedule

20:20

Carlo Marchione
Castle Mikulov - Entrance Hall

Opening concert - Carlo Marchione

Details about artists: Carlo Marchione
20:20

Judicael Perroy
Castle Mikulov - Entrance Hall

Details about artists: Judicael Perroy
20:20

Sönke Meinen
Bjarke Falgren

Castle Mikulov - Big Castle Hall

Details about artists: Sönke Meinen, Bjarke Falgren
20:20

Francois Xavier Dangremont
Campbell Diamond

Castle Mikulov - Entrance Hall

Details about artists: Francois Xavier Dangremont, Campbell Diamond
20:20

Hopkinson Smith
Castle Mikulov - Entrance Hall

Details about artists: Hopkinson Smith
20:20

Zoran Dukić
Petrit Ceku
Maroje Brčić
Tvrtko Sarić

Castle Mikulov - Big Castle Hall

Details about artists: Zoran Dukić, Petrit Ceku, Maroje Brčić, Tvrtko Sarić
20:20

Pavel Steidl
Castle Mikulov - Entrance Hall

Final birthday concert

Details about artists: Pavel Steidl

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Workshops and seminars

"Guitar orchestra as a tool for integrative artistic development" - Josué Gutiérrez

 

„Playing the notes is just the beginning!“ - Maria Linnemann

 

Guitar orchestra - Josué Gutiérrez

 

Alexander technique - Michael Parkinson 

Many musicians like myself began to learn to play an instrument at an early age. We all wanted to play well hopefully as well as our teachers, or players we heard and admired. Our teachers and parents also wanted to see us progress very quickly and be successful. But as with learning many other skills in life such as writing, painting, sports etc. it was very easy for us and our teachers / parents to focus attention on the results and not so much on the way we achieved these results. Frederick Mathias Alexander (1869-1955) called this the “endgaining” approach to learning. The Alexander Technique is a method of helping people discover how they are using their bodies when performing an activity: for example walking, sitting and standing or indeed something more specialized like playing a musical instrument. One can learn with the help of an Alexander Teacher to recognize and reduce the unnecessary habitual tensions and interferences which not only hold up our technical progress, but may also cause us pain while playing. Because of the obvious benefits to performers, the Alexander Technique has been an integral part of the musical curriculum at many major musical institutions worldwide for the past 30 years, especially in Britain and the USA.


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The Guitar Festival Mikulov belongs to the most significant events of its kind not only in the Czech Republic but also in the Central Europe. Its 34th year will traditionally include seminars, lectures, workshops and masterclasses. A very important part of the festival is a number of afternoon and evening concerts for general public. Therefore, the participants will have an opportunity to observe the invited tutors both during their masterclasses and live performances.

The main goal of the festival is to introduce world’s top classical guitarists to Czech and foreign participants and to provide them with the information about the latest trends in the area of guitar composition and interpretation. The organizers believe that the festival will contribute to better artistic education and orientation of Czech participants. We also aim to introduce concert guitar in a picturesque and inspirative environment which will enrich not only Mikulov region but also the whole course of national and international cultural events. Next important goal is to give an opportunity to rising generation to play in front of the professional public and under the leading of top artists which represents unique and valuable experience for their future career.

The festival in 2021 will customarily proceed in two levels. The first is intended mainly for the active participants but after previous arrangement will be open for general public too. This part of the festival consists of masterclasses, seminars, lectures and various workshops including guitar orchestrarehearsals.The second, level for public, consists of twelve afternoon and evening concerts in Mikulov castle. The component part of the festival are sales exhibitions of musical instruments and accessories, sheets, books, CDs and DVDs.

The performances of the evening concerts will include top guitarists from all of the world like Hopkinson Smith (Switzerland/USA), Zoran Dukić & Petrit Ceku Maroje Brčić & Tvrtko Sarić (Croatia), Judicael Perroy (France), Francois Xavier Dangremont (France), Campbell Diamond (Australia), Pavel Steidl (Czech Republic), Sönke Meinen & Bjarke Falgren (Denmark, Germany), Carlo Marchione (Italy).

The masterclasses will take place every day from 9.00 to 12.30 in the areal of High school (Gymnázium), Komenského 7 in Mikulov. At the same place will take place seminars, lectures, workshops and guitar orchestra rehearsals during afternoon hours. The participants of masterclasses will have an opportunity to show the results of their work during the afternoon concerts open for general public. 

Every year the festival welcomes about 120 active participants. They are mainly students of conservatories, musical colleges and universities, primary musical schools and conservatory teachers or amateurs from the Czech Republic or abroad. The total number of concert-goers is about 2000 people.

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