Full Schedule This covers all events which is included in the general tuition. The only additions are playing in a lesson or performing in a master class. Festival participants not performing in the master class will be observing the class. Note that on Saturday night there is a concert listed that is not part of our festival but we hope participants will go to. The concert is only a 20 min drive and there's time to grab a quick dinner.
If you have questions, feel free to email Artistic Director, Valérie Hartzell at classicalmindsfestival@gmail.com
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Guitarists who cannot attend the festival may want to visit with our guitar builders. There is a £5 festival entry fee on Saturday, which includes the lecture recital with Mathew James. On Sunday, there is a £15 festival entree fee which also includes a concert ticket. 

Upcoming Events

CM Workshop with Mathew James on Brouwer Etudes

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Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge

"Analysing Brouwer: Looking at how to effectively voice within several of his etudes." There will be an ensemble component to it as well where Mathew separated some of his etudes into 4-6 parts to better demonstrate how voicing can drastically alter people's perceptions of the music.

Mathew James, Lecture Recital

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Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Cambridge CB22 6RN

Lecture Recital: Yōgaku and Ongaku, A brief overview of the twentieth century in Japanese classical guitar music. Highlighting the external and internal cultural influences that have defined the classical guitar in Japan. Mathew will look at music from the 1930s to the present day and also discover and discuss the origins of the guitar in Japan from the 16th century. This is a unique lecture recital & the first of it's kind in 15 years at CM. Tickets to non participants are £2

Sean Shibe at Weston Music Society

Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane ‎(off Maiden Sreet)‎, , Weston, Hertfordshire SG4 7DJ

http://www.westonmusicsociety.org.uk/ and click on Upcoming Events. Tickets (£16, ages 19-25s pay £5 per concert, under 19s are free) can be reserved by ringing 01462 790573 or by emailing felicitylowe@yahoo.co.uk This event is not part of Classical Minds but we feel strongly about supporting other events. We are ending our schedule at 5:30 on Saturday, 14th of March so participants have time to eat dinner and catch Sean Shibe's performance. The church is 23 minutes away.

Daniela Rossi & Valérie Hartzell with CM Orchestra

Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Cambridge CB22 6RN

Two virtuoso guitarists, Argentinian Daniela Rossi & American Valérie Hartzell both living in England, will share an evening with music from around the world. Tickets are £10 Family members of CM participants: £5 After each soloist has performed, the CM Guitar Orchestra will join them on music by Hartzell, Jenkins (arr Burley), American guitarist Mark Cruz, and van der Staak (arr Burley). Two of the works are chamber music concerti and the orchestra will be joined by Burley and Mathew as soloists.