The first edition of the Bangalore Classical Guitar Festival 2018 has been an important cultural initiative in recent years. It offered a unique opportunity to classical guitarists to showcase their talent and skills, thereby demonstrating their musical potential. Motivated and inspired by the power of music, this festival was organized by The Bangalore School of Music (BSM) in association with The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).
The core purpose of this event was to provide an extraordinary opportunity for young musicians to develop and further their artistic abilities through participation and performance on stage.
This unforgettable festival featured world class artistes in engaging and exquisite recitals. From enriching masterclasses to educative workshops, the event proved to be both inspiring and beneficial to the participants. The competition celebrated our young home-grown talents and was a discovery of outstanding emerging classical guitarists. Bringing together the richly diverse talents of the music scene, the festival included young aspiring guitarists, teachers, amateurs and guitar lovers.
The overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the inaugural festival in 2018 has motivated us to present the festival annually.