Guitar Open Day (International Guitar Festival)

West Dean College


The Open Day begins at 12.30pm and continues until 7.00pm. This year's theme will be 'Guitar Making'. This event will include a practical lecture by Oren Myers on how guitars are constructed by making a mini guitar from scratch in an hour, and a masterclass with Pavel Steidl.

An exhibition by guitar makers and music companies will also be on display complemented by a 'guitar - makers showcase' where selected instruments will be demonstrated.

At 6pm the ever popular composer Vincent Lindsey - Clark will be giving his West Dean solo debut in St. Andrew's Church, West Dean.


Exhibition open all day, Location: Old Dining Room and Oak Hall.

1.00pm - 2.00pm Guitar Makers' Showcase with Amanda Cook & Craig Ogden, Old Library

2.15pm - 2.45pm Miles Roberts & Brian Whitehouse - How to select a guitar for you & your students, with a demonstration by Trond Davidsen, Estate Boardroom

2.30pm - 3.30pm Pavel Steidl Masterclass 1, Old Library

3.40pm - 4.05pm Nick Pyall - An illustrated talk on Historic Craft Practice: Johann Georg Staufer and the Nineteenth Century Viennese Guitar. Plus details of the musical instrument making course here at West Dean College, Estate Boardroom

3.45pm - 4.15pm Meet the Composer - Paul Coles, with Liz Larner who will be giving the premiere of Paul's work composed for the festival, Old Library

4.25pm - 5.25pm Oren Myers - The Superglue Guitar, guitar making in an hour! Estate Boardroom

4.30pm - 5.30pm Pavel Steidl Masterclass 2, Old Library

6.00pm Vincent Lindsey-Clark Recital, St. Andrew's Church, West Dean

2017 Concerts

Pavel Steidl, Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Gaëlle Solal and the Katona Twins.

Find out more about West Dean International Classical Guitar Festival

Guitar Festival Gallery

International Guitar Festival
D'Addario Foundation Supporter of the Guitar Festival

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