Guitar festival for amateurs and professionals
Individual lessons with international instructors, plus concerts, workshops, chamber music and guitar orchestra for all levels and all ages. One week "Guitar pure" in amiable village Ahausen near Rotenburg (Wümme). A musical encounter with guitar friends from all over the world.
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Rotenburg Guitar Week 2017, 07.29.-08.06.
Course - Chambermusic - Concerts
This was another great, emotional guitar week - a real guitar festival. The highlight was the premiere of the "Concierto de Rotenburg" with the composer Luis Manuel Molina as a soloist. Mayor Andreas Weber expressed his warmest thanks and announced that the score will be included in the archive of the city of Rotenburg (Wümme) - "it will be there the next 100 years". We would like to thank the guest lecturers Tatyana Ryzkova and Pavel Steidl for their great concerts and masterclasses and Luis Manuel Molina for his special concert in the middle of the week and engaged coaching of a chamber music group and - of course - for the wonderful composition which was made possible by numerous donations and the support of the EWE Foundation and the City of Rotenburg (Wümme) and the municipality of Ahausen.
The next Rotenburger Guitar Week will take place from Saturday, 28.07. To Sunday, 05.08.2018 instead.
After 5 years, we are looking forward again to Pavel Steidl. His concerts are musical theater in the truest sense of the word. And on top, he is a passionate teacher and with great joy of music. And because he also cooks wonderful and he likes it, he has become one of the most popular lecturers at our festival. He will be a guest of the Rotenburg Guitar Week for the fifth time.
was already in 2009 participant of the Rotenburg Guitar Week and she lliked our festival very much. Now she is a successful international acclaimed guitarist wiht a unique program: She is not only an outstandig interpreter of classical guiar literature, but also composes and sings her own songs. We are looking forward for our ne instructor: more information
Hans Wilhelm Kaufmann
At the course he is going to give single lessons, leads groups of chamber music, offers workshops and conducts the guitar orchestra. Hans Wilhelm Kaufmann will hold a workshop about "New Guitar Schools" and "New Music for Guitar"as well as "New Teaching Methods" for all participating guitar teachers. Weitere Infos
Dirk Lemmermann studied guitar, music education, germanistic philology, and musicology in Berlin. At the course he is going to offer single lessons - in particular for amateurs, to lead chamber music groups as well as the guitar orchestra, and - if there might be time – he may offer a choir for interested participants.
Luis Manuel Molina
Cuban guitarist and composer, who has been with us for over 25 years. His works include "Fantasía para la Dama del Lago Bullensee". For the anniversary "35 years of the Rotenburger Gitarrenwoche", we want to commission him with a new composition for guitar orchestras. We start a donation campaign for travel, accommodation and fair fees. For more information see here
He will be guest artist of the Rotenburger Guitar Week for the 5th time.
Commssion for Luis Manuel Molina
In 2017 we celebrate "35 years of the Rotenburger Guitar Week". For over 25 years the Cuban guitarist and composer Luis Manuel Molina has been a great friend of our festival. We would like to invite him to write a composition for us, and therefore we ask for a donation: more
When does it start?
The course starts on Saturday, July 29 at about 15:00h with the coffee. At 17:00 clock we will meet each other to a welcome round, it would be great if all participants would be arrived to that time. And by 20:00 we will meet for a first reading rehearsal for guitar orchestra. On Sunday individual lessons will start.
On the last day, Sunday August 6, we have an internal final concert and the final round at about 10:30. So departure could be from about 12:00.
Arriving by train to the station Rotenburg (Wümme). More details see here.