Festival celebrates the art of the six-stringer at West Dean College

Morgan Szymanski
Morgan Szymanski
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The 24th International Classical Guitar Festival and Summer School will take place at West Dean College from tomorrow until August 21.

The event, near Chichester, offers superb learning and performance opportunities for all classical guitar enthusiasts.

The Summer School is supported by a series of events and concerts which are open to the public.

Repertoire, technique classes and a variety of topics form the core teaching programme.

Playing opportunities abound in the guitar orchestra, ensembles and student concerts.

In addition guitarists receive two individual lessons and attend public recitals and masterclasses given by distinguished visiting artists and tutors.

These include David Leisner, Amanda Cook, Chris Stell, Alison Bendy, Gerald Garcia, The Arctic Guitar Trio, Janet and Raffaele Agostino.

Sunday is an open day, including exhibitions of music and instruments.

There will be a guitar-makers’ showcase, masterclass with Marcin Dylla, lecture by Jan de Kloe and recital by Morgan Szymanski.

A season ticket giving entry for all four concerts and the open day is £50.

To book and for other prices, go to westdean.org.uk or call 0844 49908.