8th ARION International Guitar Festival

1 – 7/8/2019 MOLYVOS, LESVOS

The 8th International Guitar Festival Arion

Molyvos is being prepared for the 8th International Guitar Festival & Academy Arion!

Festival Arion

The Festival

In an idyllic place, nearby the sea, from August 1st to 8th, we will all be there, to share musical experience with concerts, masterclasses, competitions, workshops and many more activities for children, students and professionals.

And for any music lover, wonderful concerts every evening!

Invited artists, activities and participation information will be announced soon, on the webpage www.arionacademy.com.

The 8th ARION International Guitar Festival will take place 1st to 7th August 2019.

What will you see

  • Concerts – Live concerts with the participating artists
  • Competitions – 4 different categories of competitions
  • Workshops – Workshops and seminars for all the participants

Artists

Will be announced soon.

Concerts

 

Thursday 1/8

Will be announced soon

Friday 2/8

21.00 – Molyvos Town Hall

Guitar recital by Konstantinos Manolkidis and the duo Kostas Amaxopoulos-Kozo Tate from Japan

Side activity:  22.00 – Molyvos Gallery yard

Traditional greek music by Th. Ziros and A. Ververis

Saturday 3/8

20.30 – Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production of Lesvos in Agia Paraskevi

Guitar recital by Konstantinos Manolkidis and the duo Kostas Amaxopoulos-Kozo Tate from Japan

21.00 – Molyvos Town Hall

Guitar recital by the famous Argentinian guitarist Pablo Marquez

Side activity:  22.00 – Molyvos Gallery yard

George Vlachos and Nikos Voutirakis on electric guitar, on a trip from the Blues to rebetiko music.

Sunday 4/8

21.00 – Molyvos Town Hall

Guitar recital by Bastian Hildner from Germany and Concert for flamenco guitar and cello  by Thomas Natsis and Ioannis Toulis

Monday 5/8

21.00 – Molyvos Town Hall

Guitar recital by Kostas Makrygiannakis and Adam Marec from Czech Republic

Tuesday 6/8

19.30 – Molyvos Town Hall

Children’s Music-theatre performance: Odysseus’ journey with shadow theatre

20.00 – Molyvos Conference Center

Final round of the International Guitar Competition  Arion Milestones

22.00 – Molyvos Town Hall

Participants’ final concert


Friday 2/8 – Tuesday 6/8, ‘Guitarist in private moments’: every morning between 12:00-13:00, in Molyvos’ Chamam, short unofficial guitar recitals.

The Academy

On the first week of August, guitarists and musicians from different countries and places will arrive at Molyvos, the picturesque village of Lesbos, for the 8th Arion Guitar Academy and Concerts.

They will participate in a variety of activities, share their music experience and last but not least enjoy unforgettable ‘creative’ vacations.

For the most devoted, there will take place four categories of competitions: for guitarists without age limit, for young guitarists up to 13 years old and up to 17 years old, as well as for guitar ensembles.

The academy’s actions are addressed to children students and professionals., while the concerts that take place every evening are open to the public.

Organised by the Tourism Association of Molyvos | Creative Director: Korina Vougiouka

The Academy

The gregarious guitar

In an idyllic place, nearby the sea, from August 1st to 7th, we will all come together to participate in the 8th Arion International Guitar Festival.

Students, professionals and young guitarists from all over the world will come to play music, share experiences and to have fun in Arion’s masterclasses, competitions, workshops, guitar ensembles and in all the other activities that will be taking place.

And every evening, Arion welcomes all music lovers to all the wonderful concerts that will be put on by our famous guests!

Organised by the Tourism Association of Molyvos | Creative Director: Korina Vougiouka

Competitions

7th International Arion Milestones Competition (Category without age limit):

1st round: participants will have to interpret works of maximum duration 15 minutes.

2nd round: participants will have to interpret works of maximum duration 25 minutes. The repertoire of the 2nd round should not be included in the 1st round.

Prizes:

1st prize: (a) a Milestones of Music (Wolfgabng Jellinghaus) guitar worth of 5000 euro,

(b) 1000 euro,

(c) 40 minute recital at the Summer Academy Arion 2020 (which will include 300 euros payment),

2nd prize: (a) 500 euro and (b) free participation and accommodation at the Summer Academy Arion 2020.

3rd prize: free participation at the Summer Academy Arion 2019.

 

Category up to 17 years old (participants born from 01/01/02): participants will have to interpret works of maximum duration 15 minutes.

Prizes:

1st prize: a guitar, music material, as well as free participation at the Summer Academy Arion 2020.

2nd and 3rd prize: free participation at the Summer Academy Arion 2020.

 

Category up to 13 years old (participants born from 01/01/06): participants will have to interpret works of maximum duration 10 minutes.

Prizes:

1st prize: a guitar worth of 300 euro, music material as well as free participation at the Summer Academy Arion 2020.

2nd and 3rd prize: free participation at the Summer Academy Arion 2020.

 

Large guitar ensembles:

Each ensemble will have to interpret works of maximum duration 15 minutes.

Prize: free participation at the Summer Academy Arion 2020 for every member of the winning ensemble.

Music theatre workshop

Little Arion

Music- theatre workshop for children between 7 and 12 years old

Lesvos, Molyvos, August 1st-6th

Summer vacation and creativity for an unforgettable experience!

Arion Academy offers a parallel activity for children 7-12 years old, who are not necessarily familiar with music making and organizes a music-theatre workshop.

The workshop will introduce the children to the music-theatre activity and familiarize them with creative procedures such as song and text writing.

During the days of the workshop, under the guidance of two experienced artists-educators, the shodow theatre performer Alexandros Meilissinos and the musician and conductor Antonis Ververis, the children will create and present a performance with shadow theatre figures ‘The stories of Odysseus’.

The workshops will take place from 10.30 to 13.30 every day and the performance will be presented on August 6th in Molyvos’ Town hall.

Information and registrations: Molyvos Tourism Association, tel. 22530 71990.

Ensembles workshop

Having as priority the significance and pleasure of cooperative music-making, we continue, like every year, the ensembles workshop.

The participants will work on three different pieces for large guitar ensemble in everyday rehearsals during the festival and will perform them in the final concert on August 6th.

The workshop is open to guitarists of every level.

The scores will be sent by the end of June.

Teachers: Ioannis Zorpidis.

Masterclasses

Guitar masterclasses will be given by all invited artists to the festival’s participants.

Thematic presentations – thematic workshops

Thomas Natsis:

Workshop – Flamenco techniques on classical guitar.

Ioannis Toulis:

Lecture – Instrument performance studies in Greek Music Academies.

Eleni Skarkou:

Lecture – The guitar in the 20th and 21st century: notation, composition, modern techniques and technology.

Ioannis Zorpidis:

Lecture – Analysis of Britten’s Nocturnal.

Workshop – The tremolo technique.

Thanasis Ziros:

Workshop – Traditional music transformed and played on the classical guitar.

Giorgos Vlachos:

Workshop – Electric and acoustic guitar for classical guitarists.