Welcome 2018

Dear guitar lovers, we have great news! The Twents Guitar Festival is now placed on the European agenda. Last spring, at the initiative of the guitar festival in Zagreb, we asked an application for an European project with a duration of four years with 13 other guitar festivals. The project, the Eurostrings project, has been approved and is largely financed by a European subsidy, for a small part we have to pay for it ourselves.

At the Twents Guitar Festival 2018, which takes place from 10 to 13 May, you can see what that leads to. 10 winners of European guitar festivals will have the opportunity to develop further as performing musicians and teachers. They will take part in our master classes and gain experience by playing in an ensemble. They will develop their talents as a teacher by, among other things, acting for youth and young people.

This will give the Twents Guitar Festival a great boost. We would like to invite you to participate in our festival. The program for that is still under development. In the program you will again not only find concerts, but also workshops, master classes and a guitar market. And not only in concert halls but also on the old market in Enschede and as usual, a great variety of good guitar music. Additionally the contributions of our Young Stars!

Kerst Boersma, chairman

To learn more about the EuroStrings visit the website: www.eurostrings.eu

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Like every year the Kaj's guitarstore guitarcontest is again a part of the Twentsgitaarfestival. The competiton features 3 rounds that will be held on the 11th,12th and 13th of May!

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Also featuring at TGF 2018: Gerhard Reichenbach!

D’Addario artist Gerhard Reichenbach since a long time belongs to the leading european guitar
virtuosos.
He is regularly invited for solo recitals to the international guitar festivals and he played in prestigious
concert halls like for example the Berliner Philharmonie and the International House of Music in
Moscow. Together with orchestra he performed a large number of standard repertoire concertos as
well as unknown concertos like the Concerto op.77 by Gerard Drozd or the Concerto for guitar and
chamber orchestra by Boris Asaffiev. Experts and reviews agree in praising his instrumental dexterity,
his stage presence and – especially in his audacious transcriptions of the music by J.S. Bach – the
extraordinary clarity in handling polyphonic texture on the guitar. His last solo album, a LP/Video
recording of Bachs piano partitas 1&3 is valuated in the reviews as „an album that belongs into the
collection of every guitarist“ (Akustik Gitarre). The world famous harpsichord and piano virtuoso
Andreas Staier says about the same recording: „A really interesting recording which I like very much,
the music is phrased lively and with intelligence.“
Gerhard Reichenbach is also a festival organizer (Vissani Guitar Festival Greece, Thessaloniki Guitar
Club, Internationales Bergisches Gitarrenfestival, Gitarre Wuppertal 1.0) and a passionate teacher. His
students are regularely winning awards at international competitions and they have successful cariers
as teachers, university teachers and performing artists.
After a period of teaching at the Franz Liszt Academy in Weimar and at State Conservatory Thessaloniki
in Greece, in 2009 he was appointed as Professor at the University of Music Cologne.
He was awarded with the Cultural Award of the city Velingrad (Rhodopes, Bulgaria) for his intercultural
activities in the Balkan countries and with the Enno Springmann Cultural Award of the city Wuppertal
in Germany.

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