Boston GuitarFest 2019

Peace and Variations
June 24-30, 2019

Co-sponsored by New England Conservatory and Northeastern University.

Boston GuitarFest is the dream of visionary guitar virtuoso and Artist Director, Eliot Fisk, and is co-sponsored by New England Conservatory and Northeastern University. Guitarists of all ages and levels are invited to participate in a variety of activities that include private lessons, ensembles, group workshops, competitions, masterclasses, and concerts. Internationally renowned guest artists will join Eliot Fisk in this year’s festival for concerts and masterclasses.

Read our full message from Boston GuitarFest Artistic Director, Eliot Fisk, here.

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Questions? Contact info@bostonguitarfest.org.


Boston Guitar Fest, 2019 Artists

Boston GuitarFest, 2019 Guest Composer

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Tuesday, June 25

Brown Hall at New England Conservatory,  7 PM | Tickets

GFest Faculty Concert: Peace and Variations: Virtuoso variations with Zaira Meneses, Jérôme Mouffe, Adam Levin, Will Riley, Devin Ulibarri, and Lautaro Mantilla.

Program to include world premiere of Boston Guitar Fest commissioned work “Malinche”  by Agustin Avila Castillo (dedicated to Zaira Meneses)

Wednesday, June 26

Special Pre-concert event | Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 6 PM | Tickets to 8PM concert required

SPECIAL EVENT | Meet and greet with Robert Levin

Meet the artist at a 6:00pm pre-concert reception

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 8 PM | Tickets

Robert Levin, piano,  in recital: Works by Bach and Mozart; spontaneous improvisation on a theme by John Dowland 

Thursday, June 27

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 8 PM | Tickets

Faculty of Boston GuitarFest 2019 “keep the peace” by playing a variety of “pieces”. You are invited to this jubilant extravaganza, demonstrating the wonderful diversity of our repertoire.

Classic meets Son Jarocho
First half: Mixed classical program with Jérôme Mouffe (Guitar) and Nickolai Sheikov (Harpsichord) and friends
Second half: Zaira Meneses and her Son Jarocho Band, “El Huateque“

Friday, June 28

Jordan Hall at New England  Conservatory, 8 PM | Tickets

Joaquin Clerch in recital. Boston Guitar Orchestra of Boston Classical Guitar Orchestra to open.

Saturday, June 29

Jordan Hall at New England  Conservatory, 8 PM | Tickets

Eliot Fisk and friends in Recital Program to include Schubert “Arpeggione” Sonate and Rochberg Caprice Variations

Sunday, June 30

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 1-2 PM | Tickets

1-2 pm YGW Final Concert

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 3-5 PM | Tickets

3- 5 pm Academy and Institute Final Gala Concert with Prelude by the Boston Guitarfest Orchestra (BGO)


Educational Programming

Boston GuitarFest’s educational programs welcome guitarists and auditors of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. From young beginners, to aficionados and guitar enthusiasts, to students looking to study guitar at the collegiate level—Boston GuitarFest offers something for everyone!


Boston GuitarFest is pleased to announce housing in New England Conservatory’s brand new Student Learning & Performance Center, or SLPC. Housing in the Residence Hall of the SLPC will be available to Summer Program participants from 14 years of age and older.

In addition to the seven top floors of the SLPC serving as NEC’s Residence Hall, the building also includes the school’s library, a new Orchestra Rehearsal Space, Jazz Ensemble Space, Black Box Theatre, and a public Dining Commons. 

Deadline for Housing and Meal Plan registration is June 10, 2019.

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