7th ARION International Guitar Festival

1 – 7/8/2018 MOLYVOS, LESVOS

The 7th International Guitar Festival Arion

Molyvos is being prepared for the 7th International Guitar Festival Arion!

The Festival

In an idyllic place, nearby the sea, from August 1st to 7th, 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 7th ARION International Guitar Festival will take place 1st to 7th August 2018.

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

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 7th 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

Category up to 13 years old (participants born from 01/01/05): 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 2019.

2nd and 3rd prize: free participation at the Summer Academy Arion 2019.

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

Prizes:

1st prize: a guitar worth of 700 euro , music material, as well as free participation at the Summer Academy Arion 2019.

2nd and 3rd prize: free participation at the Summer Academy Arion 2019.

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 guitar (worth of 3.500 euro), (b) 1000 euro, (c) 40 minute recital at the Summer Academy Arion 2019 (which will include 300 euros payment),

2nd prize: (a) 500 euro and (b) free participation and accommodation at the Summer Academy Arion 2019.

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

Large guitar ensembles:

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

Prize: free participation at the Summer Academy Arion 2019 for every member of the winning ensemble.

Will be announced soon

Will be announced soon

Seminars will be given by the invited artists.

Additionally, there will take place a preparation course by H. Käppel for students who wish to enter the Music Academies.

There will also take place auditions for the International Koblenz Guitar Academy (Koblenz Guitar Academy)