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Guitar Shanghai at the Conservatory of Music

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Last weekend there was a Guitar Festival at the Conservatory of Music in Shanghai with Leonardo Bravo, Oliver Fartach-Naini, Lee Song-ou, Shingo Fujii, Shunsuke Matsuo, Achim-Peter Gropius and some others. There were not only a lot of concerts, but also a competition and some masterclasses, too.

And I feel honored that the organisator Prof. Ye Deng Min used the name of my association and blog for this festival. So Guitar Shanghai becomes more and more wellknown in Shanghai and China!

After the festival I ve met with Achim Gropius the German guitar maker. He repaired my Gnatek guitar some years ago and I like his guitars. We made some sightseeing together and I showed him the old part of Shanghai with the Yuan Garden. We finished our tour at the Grand Hyatt highrise in Pudong, in the Cafe at the 54th floor.

Recently there are so many guitar festivals and competitions in China and Asia! The next three festivals I know are in Changsha (Hunan Provinz China) from 19th till 22th of July and the Tarrega Malaysia International Guitar Competition from 7th till 10th of August. And then there will be the big Altamira Guitar Festival and competition in Shanghai from 22th till 26th of August. The concert of Eliot Fisk on 23th of August is already selled out….yep…

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Guitar Shanghai Friends Meeting

This Sunday the 27th of February 15.00 o`clock the first Guitar Shanghai Friends Meeting will take place in the classroom near the subwaystation Lianhua Road. (line 1).

Julia will be there from 15.00 to 17.00 o`clock and listen to your guitar. May be she can give you some useful advice and answering your questions.

Because the classroom is small, the number of possible visitors are limited.
So please confirm your coming with Guitar Shanghai (you can find the contact information on this website) . Please confirm before sunday morning 9 o`clock! I will give you the exact adress of the classroom.

There is at least one bad guitar at the classroom, but it is up to you to bring your own guitar. Every performance is warmly welcomed!

Looking forward to see you!