29th International Guitar Festival
Patras, April 15 – 18, 2022

The optimistic estimates of the experts that predict a noticeable decline of the coronavirus next spring, allow us to finally plan the 29th International Guitar Festival, which will be held as always in the welcoming halls of the ‘Philharmoniki Foundation Conservatory of Patras’ on April 15-18, 2022.

As is well known, these four-day events include concerts, master classes, lectures, courses and competitions, with the participation of distinguished Greek and foreign artists.

At this year’s Festival, the well-known Italian guitarist Pietro Locatto and the award-winning Serbian Vojin Kocić (52 International Awards) are the two foreigners who will give recitals, teach in Master Classes and be members of the competition committee.

The series of concerts is completed by four talented young Greek artists, awarded in competitions and recognized by their previous appearances: the soloists Theodoros Thodoroudis and Filippos Manoloudis as well as the duet A.Karaberis - Ch.Tsarouchis.

Finally, two interesting lectures will take place on the weekend: The well-known theorist of music Panagiotis Adam, will give a lecture on the ‘Chaconne’ by Bach, while the next day the eminent Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University of Patras Minos Tyllianakis will have a lecture on diseases & hand injuries to musicians.

On the last day, which is exclusively dedicated to the competitions of the three Categories, important prizes and distinctions will be awarded by the guitar maker Nickolas Ioannou and the Music House Papagrigoriou - Nakas (panasmusic).

Thirty years old institution, the Patras International Guitar Festival, gives the opportunity to students of all ages to take lessons, to take part in competitions and at the same time to attend all the interesting events.

We are happy that after the two barren years of the coronavirus, we will be again in our annual cultural rendezvous in Patras, which is a source of information, encouragement, training and reflection.

Evangelos & Liza


NOTE: Due to the coronavirus, the seats in the Concert Hall are extremely limited and will be used by those who participate in the Festival. Non-participants who are interested in attending any of the events (concert, recital, lecture), must first contact the Secretariat of the Conservatory (tel: 2610 277740) to find a redundancy.

The Program of the Festival

Friday, April 15th

11:00 Evangelos & Liza: Master Class

15:00 Pietro Locatto: Master Class

15:00 Specific group: Teaching of young guitar students

20:30 Filippos Manoloudis: guitar recital with works by Couperin, Granados, Ravel, Sor

21:30 Thodoris Theodoroudis: guitar recital with works by Regondi, Takemitsu, Theodorouthis, Britten

Saturday, April 16th

10:00 Liza Zoe: Master Class

10:00 Evangelos Assimakopoulos: Master Class

10:00 Vojin Kocić: Master Class

15:00 Specific group: Teaching of young guitar students

18:00 Panayotis Adam: Lecture with subject: "About the Chaconnes and The Chaconne"

20:30 Pietro Locatto guitar recital with works by Torroba, Llobet, Granados, Rodrigo

21:30 Duo Karaberis-Tsarouhis guitar recital with works by Assad, Domeniconi, Tedesco, deFalla


Sunday, April 17th

10:00 Liza Zoe: Master Class

10:00 Evangelos Assimakopoulos: Master Class

10:00 Pietro Locatto: Master Class

15:00 Specific group: Teaching of young guitar student

18:00 Minos Tyllianakis: Lecture with subject "Diseases and hand injuries- effects on musicians"

20:30 Vojin Kocić: guitar recital with works by Ponce & Regondi


Monday, April 18th

10:00 Liza Zoe: Master Class

10:00 Evangelos Assimakopoulos: Master Class

10:00 Vojin Kocić: Master Class

13:00 Guitar Competition: Category A

14:30 Guitar Competition: Category B

16:30 Guitar Competition: Category C΄

21:00 Awards diplomas & prizes