Long Island Guitar Festival 2013

Festival 2013 flyer
Festival 2013 Brochure

Welcome to the Long Island Guitar Festival Web site.

The 21st Festival was held March 17 to 24, 2013 at LIU Post in Brookville, NY.

Artists who appeared at the Festival include the Williams-Etheridge Duo (John Williams and John Etheridge), William Kanengiser, Gyan Riley, the Eden Stell Guitar Duo, Matt Palmer, Dennis Koster, the Freedom High School Guitar Ensemble, the Brentwood High School Guitar Ensemble and Emerging Artists Gunnlaugur Björnsson and the Stony Brook Guitar Quartet – Jose Maldonado, Barkely Heuser, Yannis Petridis, James Kerr.

Festival 2013 Poster
Festival 2013 Flyer
Festival 2013 program
Festival 2013 Program

An Evening Music Dream, an evening of music for solo and ensemble guitar, included works by Bach, Giuliani, Marais, and Domeniconi and featured the World Premiere of "Mourning Mist" by Joseph Russo for Guitar and String Quartet.

Artists who presented master classes, workshops and discussions include Gyan Riley, Mark Eden and Christopher Stell, William Kanengiser, Matt Palmer, James Erickson and Dennis Koster.

Festival 2013 was funded in part by grants from The Augustine Foundation, The D'Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, Guitar Center, Murphy's Music & Violin Shop, Sam Ash Music Stores, Savarez, The John P. McGrath Fund of LIU and the LIU Post Department of Music.

Festival 2014 ~ Eclectic & International

VIDA Guitar QuartetFrederic HandDerek GripperThibault CauvinPaul Cesarczyk

Join us for the next Long Island Guitar Festival to be held April 2 to 6, 2014. The festival promises to be eclectic and international with artists scheduled to appear including the VIDA Guitar Quartet from England; guitarist, lutenist and composer Frederic Hand; Polish-born American guitarist Paul Cesarczyk, South African guitarist Derek Gripper and French guitar innovator Thibault Cauvin.

Learn how your company or organization (PDF file) can become a Festival 2014 sponsor or advertise in the Festival 2014 program which is distributed at all Festival events. For more information about sponsoring or advertising, e-mail us or call (516) 299-3181.

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Long Island Guitar Festival
Harris Becker, Director
James Erickson, Assistant Director
John Meschi, Website Manager

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Last update: October 2, 2016

Festival Notes

The Festival's opening concert featured The Williams-Etheridge Duo - John Williams & John Etheridge. The concert was co-presented by Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

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