Asia International Guitar Festival 2011


Asia International Guitar Festival

Asia International Guitar Festival

The Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition will be held on June 16th – 19th, 2011 at the Siam City Hotel in Bangkok.

Brought to you by the Thailand Guitar Society in association with the Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University and the Siam City Hotel, Bangkok this years Asian International Guitar Festival will be an extraordinary event bringing you the best guitarists from around the world and Thailand to perform, hold guitar Master classes as well as a guitar competition open to the public.

Just some of the National & International artists scheduled to perform at this years Asia International Guitar Festival:

Pavel Steidl (Czech Republic), Jorge Luis Zamora (Cuba/Costa Rica), Syrinx Duo (Germany), Alessio Monti (Italy), Kathrin Christians (Germany), Thomas Kirchhoff “Duo Amadeus” (Germany), Paul Cesarczyk (USA/ Polish), Tomonori Arai (Japan), Gen Matsuda (Japan), Monching Carpio (Philippine), Lester Demetillo(Philippines), Maria Duo (Japan), Tana Suebsiri (Thailand), The Philippine Guitar Ensemble (Philippines), Kaizuka Guitar Mandolin Ensemble (Japan), Yuichi Imai (Japan), Young Seo (Korea),Karl Heinz Roemmich (Germany), Narongsak Visesnut (Thailand),Wiroon Song-Bundit (Thailand), Raks Chingsakol (Thailand).


Asia International Guitar Festival Program Schedule


16.June 2011

09.30 Masterclass:Jorge Luis Zamora

14.00 Masterclass: Alessio Monti

16.00 Afternoon Concert:Monching Carpio(winner of the Philippine Guitar Competition 2011) & Alessio Monti

20.00 “Spanish Night” with Syrinx Duo (Flute/Guitar) Tana Suebsiri (Flamenco)Maria Duo

17.June 2011

09.30 Masterclass: Thomas Kirchhoff

13.00 Competition 1st Round

20.00 Concert: Tomonori Arai and Gen Matsuda

18.June 2011

09.30 Masterclass: Tomonori Arai

13.00 Junior Competition

16.00 Afternoon Concert: The Philippine Guitar Ensemble & the Kaizuka Guitar Mandolin Ensemble

20.00 Concert : Pavel Steidl

19.June 2011

09.30 Masterclass: Pavel Steidl

14.00 Competition Final

20.00 Concert : Jorge Luis Zamora


Asia International Guitar Festival Ticket Pricing

All activities (Concerts, Masterclasses, Competition and exhibition) at the Siam City Hotel, Bangkok.

Ticket Price

Concert: Bht. 600 for adults and Baht. 400 for students (inclusive of coffee break)

Afternoon Concert: Baht. 400 for adults and Bht. 200 for students

Audience for Competition: Baht. 200

Observer for Master Class: Baht. 200

Masterclass : Bht. 500


Asia International Guitar Festival Competition


Competitor fee: Bht. 2,000

Junior Competitor fee: Bht. 1,000

First Round:

17.June 2011, 13.00: Free choice piece (s): approximately 12 minutes long

Final Round:

19. June 2011, 13.00: Free choice piece (s): approximately 20 minutes long

the pieces played in the first round can not be repeated in the second round

There is no age limit for competitors.

The competition is open for all nationalities.

Application Deadline 10 June 2011.

Asia International Guitar Festival Application Form

First prize:

Guitar by Yuichi Imai or Karl Heinz Roemmich or Young Seo

Winners choice:

Concert at the Philippine Guitar Festival (Manila) 2012.

Concert at the Asia International Guitar Festival, Bangkok 2012.

Concert at the Guitarfestival Nakhorn Rashasima (Korat) Thailand 2012.

Concert at the Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival (Thailand) 2012.

Karura Guitar Case.

Savarez String Set.

Hannabach String Set.


Second prize:

Choice of two remaining guitars.

Savarez String Set.

Hannabach String Set.


Third prize:

Remaining Guitar.

Savarez String Set.

Hannabach String Set.


Asia International Guitar Festival Junior Competition

(not older then 18 Years)

This competition is limited to one round.

18 June 2011, 13.00: Free choice piece (s): approximately 12 minutes long

First prize:

Guitar by Narongsak Visesnut.

Savarez String Set.

Hannabach String Set.


Second prize:

3000 Baht.

Savarez String Set.

Hannabach String Set.


Third prize:

1500 Baht.

Savarez String Set.

Hannabach String Set.


Asia International Guitar Festival Jury Members


Lester Demetillo (Jury president)

Pavel Steidl

Jorge Luis Zamora

Thomas Kirchhoff

Paul Cesarczyk

Alessio Monti

Tomonori Arai

Yuichi Imai

For more information on this event you can visit the official website Asia International Guitar Festival 2011 and for more information on upcoming Thailand Festivals and Events please visit the Thailand Events Calender.


7 Responses to Asia International Guitar Festival 2011
  1. Catherine
    April 17, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    Sounds good Talen (love guitars). Do you happen to have any flute festivals lined up?
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  2. Talen
    April 17, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    Cat, I don’t think there are any flute ensembles coming up but there will be at least one guitar and flute ensemble at the Asia Guitar Festival.

  3. No B.S. Guitar
    April 18, 2011 | 5:19 am

    Ahh, damn. I JUST got back from Thailand and they are gonna hold a guitar festival there soon. I definitely want to go back now just for this and Songkran :-)

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  4. Josh @ LTMS
    April 18, 2011 | 11:04 pm

    Ahh, Talen, you hit my happy spot. Being a guitarist for 25+ years I’m constantly on the lookout for new players. If you haven’t heard him already, I highly recommend you check out Jakrin Juprasert from Silly Fools. His playing on their last two CDs is phenomenal. It’s Thai rock/metal but damn good stuff. If you don’t mind the shameless plug, check out my guitar blog –
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