Schedule

28.11 Wednesday

08:00
09:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00
21:00
22:00
Hotel "Turisticheski dom"
Hotel "Turisticheski dom"
"Suglasie" Community centre
"Suglasie" Community centre
Exhibition of musical products
17:00 - 19:00

During Pleven Guitar Festival 2018, the most up-to-date products of leading music companies will be presented: master and brand tools ("Kremona", "Fender"), strings (Savarez, France) (Les productions d'Oz), hand-crafted guitar cases ("CarbonORnylon"), guitar accessories ("Musicworld") and others.

Official opening ceremony
19:00 - 21:00
Official opening ceremony of the festival with Atanas Ourkouzounov, Mie Ogura, Niklas Johansen, Filippos Manoloudis and others.

Official opening of the 4th International Pleven Guitar Festival - 2018 Filippos Manoloudis (Greece), winner of the 3rd age group, cat. Classical guitar at Pleven Guitar Festival 2017; Niklas Johansen (Denmark), winner of the 4th age group, cat. Classical guitar at Pleven Guitar Festival 2017; Atanas Ourkouzounov (Bulgaria / France), guitar and Mie Ogura (Japan), flute;

29.11 - Thursday

08:00
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11:00
12:00
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14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00
21:00
22:00
23:00
00:00
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 1
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 1
Competition
09:00 - 12:00
Competition for cat. Classical Guitar, 2 A age group

Competition for category Classical Guitar, 2 A age group (up to 13 years)

Competition
13:30 - 18:00
Competition for cat. Classical Guitar, 2 B age group

Competition for category Classical Guitar, 2 B age group (up to 15 years old)

Jam session
22:00 - 00:00
lobby bar

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 3 (room 316)
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 3 (room 316)
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Marcin Dylla (Poland)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass. Masterclasses during Pleven Guitar Festival 2018

Masterclass
14:00 - 16:40
Rossen Balkanski (Bulgaria)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" hall 4 (room 107)
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" hall 4 (room 107)
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Atanas Ourkouzounov (Bulgaria)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Presentation
13:20 - 18:00
of luthiers' guitars

During Pleven Guitar Festival 2018, guitars of leading luthiers will be presented. Special guest will be Masaki Sakurai (Japan). He will award the prize to the winner in the fourth age group: a classical guitar worth 8000 euros produced by him personally. Masaki Sakurai will deliver a seminar through which he will take us to the endless world of art called luthierry.

Hotel "Turisticheski Dom"hall 5 ( room 224)
Hotel "Turisticheski Dom"hall 5 ( room 224)
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Liviu Georgescu (Romania)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Masterclass
14:00 - 16:40
Stela Dinkova (Bulgaria)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

"Lik" Community centre
"Lik" Community centre
Competition
09:00 - 12:00
Competition for cat. Acoustic guitar, no age limits

Competition for category Acoustic guitar, no age limits

Competition
14:00 - 17:30
Competition for cat. Classical Guitar, 3rd age group, first round

International competition for category Classical Guitar, 3rd age group, first round

"Suglasie" Community centre
"Suglasie" Community centre
Exhibition of musical products
17:00 - 19:00

During Pleven Guitar Festival 2018, the most up-to-date products of leading music companies will be presented: master and brand tools ("Kremona", "Fender"), strings (Savarez, France) (Les productions d'Oz), hand-crafted guitar cases ("CarbonORnylon"), guitar accessories ("Musicworld") and others.

Concert
19:00 - 21:00
"Eclisses" Guitar Quartet, France

"Evening of Chamber Music" with the participation of Guitar Quartet Eclisses, France Since 2012 Quartet Eclisses is part of the French musical landscape. These four guitarists give a new breathe to classical guitar. They make us rediscover the instrument, with ambitious and innovative transcriptions of the great piano and orchestra’s repertoire. In 2013, they won the first prize of the Chamber Music European Contest (FNAPEC), succeeding to the trio Wanderer or the quartet Ysaÿe. In 2014, they are laureates of the Banque Populaire’s foundation. It is composed of: Gabriel Bianco (see Gabriel Bianco) Arkaitz Chambonnet (see Arkaitz Chambonnet) Pierre Lelievre (see Pierre Lelievre) Benjamin Valette (see Benjamin Valette) Beside its artistic activity, Quatuor Eclisses meets students in conservatoires in order to share its experience and its passion to young guitarists, through MasterClasses.

30.11 - Friday

08:00
09:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00
21:00
22:00
23:00
00:00
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 1
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 1
Workshop - "The art of the luthier"
09:00 - 10:30

Masterclass
10:30 - 12:40
Marcin Dylla (Poland)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Workshop
14:00 - 15:30

"Pentatonics as an improvisation concept" The following questions / themes will be explained and demonstrated: 1. What is improvisation? Definition and components of improvisation; 2. What is the pentatonic? The types of pentonics (major, minor and hybrid) and where they produce. 3. Using Patents in a Harmonious Context - Using Different Types of Messages and Popular Matching Progressions. Workshop lecturer Georgi Harizanov with pre-enrollment of the checkpoint Each participant can participate actively (playing in a group) or passively (as a listener).

Masterclass
15:30 - 17:50
Gabriel Bianco (France)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 2
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 2
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Benjamin Valette (France)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Masterclass
14:00 - 16:40
Pierre Lelièvre (France)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 3 (room 316)
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 3 (room 316)
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Arkaïtz Chambonnet (France)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" hall 4 (room 107)
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" hall 4 (room 107)
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Darko Bageski (Macedonia)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Presentation
13:20 - 18:00
of luthiers' guitars

During Pleven Guitar Festival 2018, guitars of leading luthiers will be presented. Special guest will be Masaki Sakurai (Japan). He will award the prize to the winner in the fourth age group: a classical guitar worth 8000 euros produced by him personally. Masaki Sakurai will deliver a seminar through which he will take us to the endless world of art called luthierry.

Hotel "Turisticheski Dom" room 224
Hotel "Turisticheski Dom" room 224
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Atanas Ourkouzounov (Bulgaria)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Park-hotel "Kaylaka"
Park-hotel "Kaylaka"
Competition
14:00 - 17:40
Competition for cat. Classical guitar, no age limit, First round, participant 1 to 13

Competition in the "Classical guitar" category, No age limits, First round, participant 1 to 13

"Suglasie" Community centre
"Suglasie" Community centre
Exhibition of musical products
17:00 - 19:00

During Pleven Guitar Festival 2018, the most up-to-date products of leading music companies will be presented: master and brand tools ("Kremona", "Fender"), strings (Savarez, France) (Les productions d'Oz), hand-crafted guitar cases ("CarbonORnylon"), guitar accessories ("Musicworld") and others.

Concert
19:00 - 21:00
"Concert of the winners"

„Concert of the winners“ 1. Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra RV 93; Soloist: Bozhana Pavlova, Bulgaria, winner in 2015; 2. Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco - Concerto for guitar and orchestra op.99; Soloist: Nicola Montella, Italy, winner in 2016; 3. Joaquin Rodrigo - Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra "Aranjuez" Soloist: Niklas Johansen, Denmark, winner in 2017;

Galaxy Bowling Pleven
Galaxy Bowling Pleven
"All together"
22:00 - 00:00
Concert-party

"All together" concert-party with "Atlas", "Studio 84", the winners of Pleven Guitar Festival 2017 in the categories: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar and Voice: Hristo Neychev, Alexander Dakov, Dead Memories and others.

01.12 Saturday

08:00
09:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00
21:00
22:00
23:00
00:00
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 1
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 1
Competition

International competition, classical guitar category, 1 a group (up to 9 years old)

Competition
15:00 - 16:30

International competition, classical guitar category, 1 b age group (up to 11 years old)

Jam Session
22:00 - 00:00

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 3 (316)
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 3 (316)
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Nicola Montella (Italy)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Masterclass
14:00 - 16:40
Gabriel Bianco (France)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 4 (room 107)
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 4 (room 107)
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Pierre Lelièvre (France)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" hall 5 (room 224)
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" hall 5 (room 224)
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Niklas Johansen (Denmark)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Masterclass
14:00 - 16:40
Niklas Johansen (Denmark)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

"Lik" Community centre
"Lik" Community centre
Sound check
09:00 - 12:30
for all Electric guitar participants

Competition

Competition for category Electric guitar, 1 group

Competition
15:00 - 17:40
Electric guitar cat. , no age limits

Competition for Electric guitar category, no age limits

Park-Hotel "Kaylaka"
Park-Hotel "Kaylaka"
Competition
14:00 - 17:40
"Classical guitar" category, No age limits, First round, participant 14 to 25

Competition in the "Classical guitar" category, No age limits, First round, participant 14 to 25

National School of Arts "P.Pipkov"
National School of Arts "P.Pipkov"
Competition
14:00 - 17:40
"Classical guitar" category, Final round, Third age group

Final round of the competition in the "Classical guitar" category, Third age group

"Suglasie" Community centre
"Suglasie" Community centre
Exhibition of musical products

During Pleven Guitar Festival 2018, the most up-to-date products of leading music companies will be presented: master and brand tools ("Cremona", "Fender"), strings (Savarez, France) (Les productions d'Oz), hand-crafted guitar cases ("CarbonORnylon"), guitar accessories ("Musicworld") and others.

Exhibition of the master guitars of the guest-luthiers

Exhibition of the master guitars of the guest-luthiers

Concert
19:00 - 21:00
Marcin Dylla (Poland)

“Classical guitar evening” Concert of Marcin Dylla /Poland/ Hailed by Washington Post as “among the most gifted guitarists on the planet” Polish guitarist, Marcin Dylla is a rare phenomenon in the recent history of Classical Guitar. Many music critics, connoisseurs, and music lovers certify that Marcin Dylla is among the world’s elite of classical guitar players. He has earned this position, among others, to the unparalleled number of awards including 19 First Prizes from 1996-2007 at the most prestigious international music competitions around the world. His last triumph was the Gold Medal of the ‘2007 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition’ in Los Angeles known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world followed by tour of over 50 cities in North America, Mexico and Canada during 2008-09 season, live recital video recording for Mel Bay Publications and CD recording for Naxos that reached the Naxos ‘Top 10 Bestselling Albums’ in September 2008. His live recital DVD “Wawel Royal Castle at Dusk” was nominated for 2010 Fryderyk Award (equal to American Grammy) in the category of Solo Classical Music Album of the Year. Mr. Dylla made his Concertgebouw recital debut in November 2016 during a busy 2016/2017 season where he was also the appointed faculty in residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for the Fall 2016 semester. Recent tour highlights included return invitations to Mexico, Chile, and recitals throughout Asia including Japan in Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, and Hokkaido. In Taiwan at Taipei National Concert Hall with Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and Carnegie Hall debut during a two-month tour of North America with recitals covering both coasts. In Europe, he returned to Konzerthaus in Vienna and is invited to appear at the Koblenz International Guitar Festival and Competition, a major festival for the classical guitar each year, where he’s a beloved regular. Regular recital invitations in the U.S. have taken Mr Dylla to Cincinnati, Lexington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sonoma, Cleveland, New York, Utah, Miami, Boston, New Jersey, and Seattle as well as appearing with Riverside Symphonia in Piazzolla’s double concerto for guitar and bandoneon. In Europe, extensive tours take him regularly to the U.K., Norway, Spain, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, and Italy where he returned to serve on the distinguished jury panel of the 42nd edition of Michele Pittaluga’s International Classical Guitar Competition. Mr. Dylla’s orchestral engagements included subscription concerts with the Warsaw Philharmonic conducted by Christian Arming performing two concerti (Ponce’s Concierto del Sur and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez) on two consecutive nights, in addition to recitals throughout Europe every year. In the U.S., he performed as soloist with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra during their new music director search. Furthermore, he has appeared as soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra led by JoAnn Falletta, Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Television Espanola (RTVE Madrid, Spain), St. Petersburg Philharmonia Orchestra (Russian Federation), Orchestra Filharmonica di Torino (Italy), the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra at Stuttgart Liederhalle, in Romania with the National Romanian Radio Orchestra in Bucharest, and the Essen Chamber Orchestra (Germany). In 2006, Cecilia Rodrigo, daughter of the legendary Spanish composer, Joaquin Rodrigo, chose Mr. Dylla to perform the world premiere of a lately discovered new guitar work by her father entitled ‘Toccata’ (1933) at Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art in Madrid. In 2002, at the 7th International Guitar Convent in Alessandria, he was granted a “gold guitar” musical critics’ award for the best coming young guitar player. He has appeared in a number of distinguished concert halls including Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Palais Lobkovitz in Vienna (Austria), Auditorio Nacional and Auditorio Conde Duque in Madrid (Spain), St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall (Russian Federation), Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo (USA), Villa Hügel in Essen (Germany) and the Palazzina Liberty in Milan (Italy). Apart from his guest performances at virtually every major European and North American guitar festival, he has been regularly invited to appear at Festival Internazionale Settimane Musicali di Stresa (Italy), Don Quixote Music Festival (Paris, France), Burghofspiele Eltville (Germany), International Festival Musical Olympus (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation), Inverno Musicale (Alzano, Italy), Central European Music Festival (Zilinai, Lithuania), Festival Internacional de Música (Toledo, Italy), and Musique Dans la Rue (Aix-en-Provence, France). Marcin Dylla was born in Chorzow in 1976 and received his first guitar lessons at the Ruda Slaska Music Conservatory in his native Poland. From 1995 to 2000 he studied at the Music Academy of Katowice with Adi Wanda Palacz and later completed his studies with Oscar Ghiglia, Sonja Prunnbauer and Carlo Marchione at the Music Academies of Basel (Switzerland), Freiburg (Germany) and Maastricht (The Netherlands), respectively. He is currently a Professor of Guitar at the Music Academy in Katowice and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

2.12 - Sunday

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Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 1
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 1
Workshop
09:00 - 11:30
Lecturer: George Vassilev

Workshop with lecturer George Vassilev (Bulgaria-Switzerland) Signing is done beforehand at checkpoint.

Masterclass
14:00 - 16:40
Darko Bageski (Macedonia)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Jam Session
22:00 - 00:00

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 2
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 2
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Liviu Georgescu (Romania)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Masterclass
14:00 - 16:40
Benjamin Valette (France)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 3 (room 316)
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" conference hall 3 (room 316)
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Bozhana Pavlova (Bulgaria/Austria)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Masterclass
14:00 - 16:40
Bozhana Pavlova (Bulgaria/Austria)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" hall 4 (room 107)
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" hall 4 (room 107)
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Stela Dinkova (Bulgaria)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Masterclass
14:00 - 16:40
Nicola Montella (Italy)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Hotel "Turisticheski dom" hall 5 (room 224)
Hotel "Turisticheski dom" hall 5 (room 224)
Masterclass
09:00 - 11:40
Rossen Balkanski (Bulgaria)

Active participation in the master classes is done with pre-enrollment. Passive participation is through a pass.

Masterclass
14:00 - 16:50
Arkaïtz Chambonnet (France)

"Lik" Community centre
"Lik" Community centre
Soundcheck
09:00 - 12:00

Scheduled soundcheck for "Guitar and voice"

Competition
13:00 - 17:30
cat. "Guitar and voice"

Competition for catеgory "Guitar and voice" - no age limits

National School of Arts "P.Pipkov"
National School of Arts "P.Pipkov"
Competition
13:30 - 17:00
Final round; Competition in the "Classical guitar" category, No age limits

Competition in the "Classical guitar" category, No age limits, final round

"Suglasie" Community centre
"Suglasie" Community centre
Exhibition of musical products

During Pleven Guitar Festival 2018, the most up-to-date products of leading music companies will be presented: master and brand tools ("Кremona", "Fender"), strings (Savarez, France) (Les productions d'Oz), hand-crafted guitar cases ("CarbonORnylon"), guitar accessories ("Musicworld") and others.

Presentation of Kremona's guitars, Bulgaria

Presentation of Kremona's guitars, Bulgaria

Gala concert
19:00 - 20:45
Gala concert with laureates from the competition and awarding

Gala concert with laureates from the competition and awarding