Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Guitar Festival 2019

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Guitar Festival 2019

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Guitar Festival 2019

Date and time
02 Feb 2019 (12:00pm - 11:00pm)
03 Feb 2019 (10:30am - 9:00pm)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Map and Directions


£20 Day tickets
£35 Weekend ticket 

Booking Information

Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat.

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We bring together the very best in what the guitar has to offer including professional recitals from David Russell and Miloš Karadaglic, who both give public masterclasses during this weekend.

We also welcome performances from Vida Guitar Quartet which includes our tutors Mark Ashford and Mark Eden, the flamboyant flamenco guitarist Daniel Martinez and his troupe who along with a late night show in our Jazz Club give a not to be missed workshop introducing the flamenco guitar (bring along your guitars!), alumni duo Vickers-Bovey present a lunchtime recital on the Sunday and our in-house early music specialist Liz Pallett gives a fascinating talk on John Dowland.

Youth performances will include showcases for students from the Junior and Senior Conservatoire, the National Youth Guitar Ensemble and the Birmingham Schools Ensemble.

We hope you can join us for what will be a truly memorable weekend.


To apply to take part in the masterclass with either David Russell or Miloš Karadaglic please send a link to a short video of you playing along with a recommendation letter from your teacher to

There will be a charge of £15 if you are chosen for either masterclass. Closing date: 10 January 2019


Sat 2 Feb

Birmingham schools & national youth guitar ensemble fellowship
12pm Recital Hall

Workshop with flamenco guitarist Daniel Martinez
2pm-3pm The Lab

Masterclass with Miloš Karadaglic
3.30pm-5.30pm Recital Hall

David Russell in concert
7pm Recital Hall

Flamenco night with Daniel Martinez and his troupe
9.30pm Eastside Jazz Club

Sun 3 Feb

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Junior Conservatoire guitar concert
10.30am Recital Hall

Vickers-Bovey guitar duo in concert
12pm Recital Hall

Workshop with Liz Pallett
2pm - 3pm Workshop 1

Masterclass with David Russell
3.30pm - 5.30pm Recital Hall

Miloš Karadaglic and Vida Guitar Quartet in concert
7pm Bradshaw Hall

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Guitar Festival 2019

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