The eighth Brussels International Guitar Festival & Competition will be held in the city centre from Friday through to Tuesday at the Théâtre du Vaudeville, in the Royal Galleries Saint-Hubert. A number of events are organised during the festival, including concerts, master classes, a film about the multi-instrumentalist and Brazilian composer, Victor Villa-Lobos, an exhibition devoted to legendary couple Ilse and Nicolas Alfonso, a spectacle for children by French company “Dans les bacs à sable”, as well as the final of the international competition dedicated to classical music, flamenco, music of the world, pop and jazz. An “instrument makers show” is being held elsewhere, at the nearby Maison Grand-Place.
This Brussels guitar festival – founded by guitarist Hugues Navez – aims to reveal the many facets of the guitar through a varied and convivial programme.
The public is invited to attend several world premieres, as well as some Belgian premieres, together with confirmed Belgian and foreign guitarists. Of note on the programme is the flamenco spectacle “Los cinco sentidos” by the Oleo Antonio Segura Group. Young artists, at the beginning of their careers, have also been invited.