After the success of past editions, Barco Teatro is glad to present the Third edition of the "Homenaje" International Guitar Festival, dedicated to the classical guitar. We will have the pleasure to host several internationally acclaimed guitarists (alongside exciting returns from the last editions) involved in solo and chamber recitals, as well as in a series of complementary and integrated events (such as public masterclasses and conferences): this is of great artistic and cultural interest to the City of Padua (inscribed on the 2022 Unesco World Heritage list for its fourteenth-century fresco cycles) and its surroundings, as well as for the wide audience of both "experts" and amateurs on an international scale. The third edition will be held from Friday 8th to Saturday 16th of September 2023.
Consistently with the previous edition’s programme, Festival Homenaje plans to commission a new composition: this time it will be for solo guitar and the recipient will be the Welsh Composer and Guitarist Stephen Goss.

The Festival offers:
- Concerts
- Conferences
- Masterclasses

The concert schedule presents a series of very important national and international guitarists, coming from different cultural backgrounds: first of all, the important confirmation of the return of one of the most beloved protagonists of the past editions, the Spanish/Scottish guitarist David Russell, who expressed himself the desire to give continuity and to return to play and teach at the Festival; the Greek player Antigoni Goni, who will propose a Mediterranean programme for the Guitar, the American Grammy Award winner Jason Vieaux, who will play both as a soloist and with Indaco String Quartet and, last but not least, the Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo, who will bring to the Festival the particular dialogue between Guitar and Bandoneon.



As during the previous editions, most performers of the Festival will hold individual lessons open to the public on the stage of Barco Teatro throughout the week: the lessons are reserved for the Festival’s performing-students, but it is also possible to attend just as auditor-student or as audience. In addition to the performers, Festival Homenaje will also provide lesson by Stephen Goss and Giacomo Susani, for a total of 6 masterclasses, that will be held at Barco Teatro according to the set schedule.

2 conferences scheduled this year: the first will be on guitar making and by the Italian luthier Gabriele Lodi, who will give a seminar on the comparison between Spanish and Italian guitar making (with the contribution of Giacomo Susani who will play live on historical instruments); the Second will be on composition for the guitar and in particular about the relationship between the Composer and the performer, co-presented by two of the leading composers of the international scene, Stephen Goss and Francesco Antonioni.
The conferences will be held at Barco Teatro and they are free.



Friday, September 8th
    • 4.00 / 6.00 pm: Opening (Introduction/welcome) - Barco Teatro
    • 8.00 pm: Opening Concert, David Russell - Sala dei Giganti
Saturday, September 9th
    • 10.00 am / 6.00 pm: David Russell Masterclass - Barco Teatro
Sunday, September 10th
    • 10.00 am/6.00 pm: Stephen Goss Masterclass - Barco Teatro
    • 8.00 pm: Intrecci di corde, Jason Vieaux with Quartetto Indaco - Sala dei Giganti
Monday, September 11th
    • 10.00 am/6.00 pm: Jason Vieaux Masterclass - Barco Teatro
Tuesday, September 12th 
    • 10.00 am: The restoration of a 20th Century Italian guitar: “Gallinotti” and the Spanish guitar compared Conference by Gabriele Lodi / Giacomo Susani - Barco Teatro
    • 2.30 pm/6.30 pm: Giacomo Susani Masterclass - Barco Teatro
    • 8.00 pm: Tango y Folia, Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo - Barco Teatro 
Wednesday, September 13th
    • 10.00 am/6.00 pm: Giampaolo Bandini Masterclass - Barco Teatro
    • 8.00 pm: Paesaggi sonori mediterranei, Antigoni Goni - Barco Teatro
Thursday, September  14th 
    • 10.00 am/6.00 pm: Antigoni Goni Masterclass - Barco Teatro
Friday, September 15th
    • 10.00 am: The process of interaction and creative collaboration between composer and performer Conference with Stephen Goss / Francesco Antonioni - Barco Teatro
    • 4.00 pm Performance Class 
Saturday, September 16th
    • 11.00 am Prizegiving and conclusion of the Festival - Barco Teatro
    • 11.30 pm: BarTolomeo concert (Nati - Fiumara duo) - Barco Teatro

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