45th Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz

From Andalusia to Liverpool

05.09.2021 - 19:00

Martin Wesely (AT)
Martin Schwarz (AT)
Michał Nagy (PL)
Petr Saidl (CZ)

The program "From Andalusia to Liverpool" of the top international guitar quartet will be played in the impressive Garden of Albrechts’ House (Kapitulská 1). It contains compositions by Ernest Halffter and Sergio Assad and is also decorated with an original approach to Janáček and the music of the Beatles.

Campbell Diamond

05.09.2021 - 17:00

Considered one of the leading players of the young generation, the Australian guitarist Campbell Diamond has won awards at more than thirty international competitions around the world.



Francisco Tárrega: Preludio 5, Las dos Hermanitas (Vals) 

Niccolò Paganini: Romanza, Andantino Variato (from Grande sonata, MS 3)

Maurice Ohana: Saturnal (from the suite Cadran Lunaire

Astor Piazzolla: Compadre 

Young Slovak Guitarists

04.09.2021 - 17:00

The young generation of the Slovak guitar school will perform at the afternoon concert. This time the students of the J. L. Bella Conservatory in Banská Bystrica - the winners of the Slovak Conservatory Competition 2021 Karolína Kantorová and Štefan Gazdík.



Ján Králik: Pieces X, VII, V (from the cycle XII Pieces for guitar)

Leo Brouwer: Variations On A Theme by Django Reinhardt

Johann Sebastian Bach: Preludium a Presto, Gigue 

Allá donde se habla el castellano

03.09.2021 - 19:00

A guitar recital by renowned Cuban guitarist Joaquín Clerch will be performed on Friday, September 3, in the Hall of Mirrors of Primate's Palace. In his project Allá donde se habla castellano are dominating songs of Spanish origin, but includes music from various Hispanic areas. He simply introduces music from those parts of the world "where Spanish is spoken". 



Ernesto Lecuona: La Comparsita (tr. Joaquín Clerch)

Andrej Šeban - solo

02.09.2021 - 19:00

If you want to "see what he hears and hear what he sees" at the enfant terrible guitar festival of the Slovak music scene guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, lyricist and producer Andrej Šeban, you have a unique opportunity for the second festival evening at the St. John of Nepomuk Courtyard. The famous improvisation, which is the basis of his work, is a promise of a unique and non-traditional guitar experience.



Marco Piperno

02.09.2021 - 17:00

The recital by a young Italian guitarist Marco Piperno, who is the winner of the Vienna Forum Gitarre 2020 competition, will offer a selection of a representative repertoire of the 20th century for solo guitar.



Maurice Ohana: Tiento

Manuel Maria Ponce: Sonata Romantica (Homenaje a Franz Schubert)

Dušan Bogdanović: Sonata No. 1



Tango y Baião

01.09.2021 - 19:00

The Tango y Baião program offers unique arrangements of Piazzolla's music by Sergio Assad, charming music by Brazilian Carlos Guastavino and the world premiere of the Brazilian-Cuban piece Gismontiana. Slovak guitarists Radka and Martin Krajčo, Karol Samuelčík and Ondrej Veselý will take you through the top works of the Latin-American repertoire with the Mucha Quartet and their guests.