“The fifth Classical Guitar Retreat takes place in the summer of 2013 at the Cathedral of the Isles on the Island of Cumbrae off the west coast of Scotland.
Classical Guitar Retreat is a unique course set on a beautiful Scottish Island with some of the very best performers and educators working to guide, educate and inspire students of the Classical Guitar!“
“I am delighted to welcome you to the CG Retreat website, have a look around, check out the Teachers, Course & Concerts sections and learn more about this unique event. CGR 2013 is packed with classes, lessons, chamber workshops, guitar orchestra, concerts and lectures. If you have any questions email or give me a call. I look forward to seeing and hearing you in July!”
Artistic Director Matthew McAllister
Highlights of the Fifth Anniversary CGR are the return of the Retreat’s first ever guest artist Amanda Cook and the Scottish Début of French Maestro Roland Dyens.
As always CGR presents a very international and hugely experienced Teaching Team alongside a wonderfully diverse Concert Series. This anniversary year features performances and classes by Roland Dyens, Amanda Cook, Matthew McAllister, Antonio Rugulo, Allan Neave and Peter Stewart alongside chamber music workshops from Aisling Agnew and Jamie Macdougall.
The Classical Guitar Retreat is open to all students of the classical guitar. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player the course will offer you a great opportunity to advance your guitar playing and musicianship.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside and panoramic views the Cathedral & College offer the opportunity for students & enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the classical guitar and it’s music. The sublime acoustic and intimacy of the Cathedral of the Isles lends itself to the classical guitar and ensures that every concert will be a magical one for both audience & performer. The stunning location and tranquil atmosphere of the Cathedral of the Isles is the perfect place for students to express their talents and be inspired!
“As far as setting is concerned, Cumbrae’s Cathedral can most certainly be counted among the best that festivals worldwide have to offer.” Guy Traviss, Classical Guitar Magazine
“The retreat was truly a unique experience. The setting on this quaint little island with its lovely cathedral was unlike any other guitar gathering I have attended.” Janice Pena, Soundboard
Below you can watch video reviews of the course and catch a glimpse of the incredible artistry of the teachers and performers. You can watch more videos, look at photography and read reviews of the 2009 & 2010 courses in the Media Archive.
Telephone: +44(0)7910 471 486
The Isle of Cumbrae is easily reached from Largs by making a short 10-minute ferry trip.
There are excellent transport connections to Largs from Glasgow and its environs. Largs is around an hour by road, rail, car or bus from Glasgow city centre, Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick airports.
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