January 18, 2012

The 2012 Philippine International Guitar Festival and Competition on January 26-29, 2012


THE halls of the Cultural Center of the Philippines will once more be filled with the sweet sound of guitar strings when the 2012 Philippine International Guitar Festival and Competition takes place on January 26-29, 2012.

The 2012 Philippine International Guitar Festival and Competition will showcase outstanding foreign and local guitarists in concerts and guitar master classes. The upcoming festival’s line-up boasts of a harmonious blend between the likes of Jacob Cordover from Australia, Gen Matsuda and Tomonori Arai from Japan, with our very own Monching Carpio, EJ Pichay and Erskine Basilio. With the aim to continuously promote understanding and appreciation of the guitar and its music and following the overwhelming success of its first and second festivals in 2010 and 2011, this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than its predecessors. A lecture-demonstration on Classical Guitar Music to be given by Maestro Jose Valdez will be open to classical guitar enthusiasts free of charge.

Selected participating artists are Ekachai Jearakul, Ramoncito “Monching” B. Carpio, Gen Matsuda, Tomonori Arai, Jacob Cordover, Leon Koudelak, Arthur Erskine Basilio, Neris Gonzalez, 12 Cuerdas (Alfredo Lagos and Dani de MorĂ³n), Carsten Linck, The Sta. Isabel Guitar Quartet, UST Guitar Ensemble, Flamenco Philippines, Agnes Barredo-Fenoli.

The 2012 Philippine International Guitar Competition is open to guitar enthusiasts of all ages and nationalities and will feature prizes like the Yuichi Imai Limited Model Guitar, Cash Prize of P35,000, and concerts in the Philippines in 2013 and Thailand in 2012.

Ticket price to all shows and competitions is P400. 50% discount for students and 20% to senior citizens. Group discounts are also available.

For tickets, contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999. 
Visit http://www.philippineguitarfestival.com/for more information.


The 2012 Philippine International Guitar Festival and Competition will have the following schedule:

*Thursday, Jan.26, 2012, 10 AM - Concert: Philippine Guitar Schools – at T. Aurelio Tolentino
*Thursday, Jan.26, 2012, 3 PM - Concert: Ekachai Jearakul & Monching Carpio – at T. Aurelio Tolentino
*Thursday, Jan.26,2012, 7:30 PM - Concert: Gen Matsuda & Tomonori Arai at T. Aurelio Tolentino
*Friday, Jan.27, 2012, 10 AM - Masterclass: Tomonori Arai – at MKP Multi-Purpose Hall
*Friday, Jan.27, 2012, 1 PM - Competition Eliminations - at T. Aurelio Tolentino
*Friday, Jan.27, 2012, 7:30 PM - Concert: Jacob Cordover and Leon Koudelak – at T. Aurelio Tolentino
*Saturday, Jan.28, 2012, 10 AM - Masterclass: Jacob Cordover - at
MKP Multi-Purpose Hall
*Saturday, Jan.28, 2012, 3 PM - Concert: EJ Pichay, Erskine Basilio and Neris Gonzalez – at T. Aurelio Tolentino
**Saturday, Jan.28, 2012, 7:30 PM - Concert: 12 Cuerdas – at T. Aurelio Tolentino

*Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, 10 AM - Masterclass: Carsten Linck – at MKP Multi-Purpose Hall
*Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, 1 PM - Competition FINALS – at T. Aurelio Tolentino
*Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, 7:30 PM - Concert:  Guitar Forays – at T. Aurelio Tolentino












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