The program of the AGV has been published – open the registration for the lutherie and guitar didactics masterclasses!

The program of the AGV has been published – open the registration for the lutherie and guitar didactics masterclasses!

Registrations are open for the two masterclasses taking place during the Acoustic Guitar Village inside Cremona Musica International Exhibitions and Festival, September 28-30 2018.
The first masterclass, dedicated to lutherie and construction techniques, will be taught by… two great american luthiers, both owners of Lutherie Schools in the US, therefore very experienced in explaining and help refine construction and restoration techniques for stringed instruments. They are Bryan Galloup, owner of the School of Guitar Building and Repair, and Charles Fox, expert in building useful and particular lutherie tools and builder of Ergo Guitars. A high-level masterclass!






For the second masterclass, covering didactics and techniques for acoustic guitar, is confirmed the teacher and coordinator  Micki Piperno, title holder of Accademia Acustica in Rome, who will teach and demonstrate basic and advanced techniques, side by side with two big names on the international scene: english guitarist Clive Carroll and american guitarist John Jorgenson.

Clive Carroll is today one of the most requested guitarists in the world, virtuoso and capable of wonders on the six-strings, favourite of the late John Renbourn, and who has toured several times with Tommy Emmanuel in Europe and America.

Closing the teachers cast is John Jorgenson, another virtuoso and versatile guitarist, ranging from  gypsy jazz manouche to bluegrass, where he alternates guitar and mandolin, to the electric guitar, with which he has played for Elton John for many years. John Jorgenson’s masterclass will be mainly focused on gypsy jazz guitar techniques.

The three teachers will alternate following a schedule, in lessons of extraordinary quality.







We also remind you that selections are open for the contest dedicated to emerging guitarists, songwriters and acoustic ensambes “New Sounds of Acoustic Music”, taking place on the Live Stage of the Acoustic Guitar Village on Friday September 28th.
If interested in partecipating, you can send your material to the email address following the instructions of the contest regulation described at the page

Prizes offered by Taylor Guitars, Aramini Strumenti Musicali, Acus-sound, John Pearse Strings







Many are the activities during the Acoustic Guitar Village:
Exhibition area AGV, increasingly vaste and full of international luthiers and companies, this year located at the entrance of pavilion 1!
Saturday September 29th: on the Live Stage 2, the 6th edition of the Italian Bluegrass Meeting, concerts, workshops, jam sessions of the genre. With the presence, workshop and concert of the great John Jorgenson! Coordinated by Danilo Cartia
Sunday September 30th: on the Live Stage 2, a day dedicated to the celebration of the late songwriter-guitarist Stefano Rosso 10 years from his passing, with a program that will include the contest for the Stefano Rosso award and a new edition of “Strings & Voices d’Autore”, coordinated by Andrea Tarquini and Francesco Lucarelli
Demo Stage 1 available to the exhibitors with demos and live concerts
Classic Stage 3, stage dedicated to classical guitar, available to master classical guitarists and the luthiers present to the exhibition
Events Area available for conferences, meetings, presentations of high interests on the history and culture of the guitar
Historical exhibitions: expected an exhibition of arch-top instruments and one of historical guitars of the XIX century
















Stay tuned for additional news and updates on the program, we are waiting for you at the Acoustic Guitar Village of Cremona Musica from September 28th to September 30th 2018!

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