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June 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm -
June 9, 2019 at 4:00pm
Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

19th annual - Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival

Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9, 2019

at the

     Cleveland Institute of Music

      11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Festival events include: 5 concerts, 2 premieres, 8 master classes, private lessons, 4 lectures, 1 demonstration and exhibition of fine contemporary classical guitars, and more.

  Featured internationally acclaimed artists include:

Jason Vieaux (USA), guitar

– 2015 Grammy Award Winner

Colin Davin (USA), guitar

– Mr Davin is the real thing, a player with a virtuoso’s technique, a deeply expressive musicianship, and a probing imagination. (American Record Guide)

Xuefei Yang (China), guitar

– The guitar world has a new star. (Gramophone)

Elizabeth Kenny (England), lute

– Kenny is an exquisite musician. (The Guardian)

Petra Polácková (Czech Republic), guitar

– First Prize at the International Guitar Competition Gargnano, Italy

Drew Henderson (Canada), guitar

– Acclaimed One of Canada’s Foremost Classical Guitarists

Lynn McGrath (USA), guitar with Spoken Word

– [W]onderful timing, poise, wit, and grace… (Soundboard)

Alfredo Velazquez (USA), master guitar maker

– The Guitar Construction Process

 For information and to purchase concert tickets on line visit:

To purchase concert tickets by mail call Guitars International (not CIM) at:


Presented in cooperation with Guitars International and the Cleveland Institute of Music.