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.

Questions? Contact info@bostonguitarfest.org.


Boston Guitar Fest, 2019 Artists

Boston GuitarFest, 2019 Composers-in-Residence

Tuesday, June 25

NOTE: Concert Ticket Links will be Published at a later Date. In the meantime, please consider joining our mailing list to receive information about this year’s festival.

Brown Hall at New England Conservatory,  7 PM

Gala 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

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 8 PM

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

Thursday, June June 27

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 8 PM

RIcardo Gallen in recital World Premiere of new work by Sergio Assad (dedicated to Ricardo Gallen)

Friday, June 28

Jordan Hall at New England  Conservatory, 8 PM

Joaquin Clerch in recital

Saturday, June 29

Jordan Hall at New England  Conservatory, 8 PM

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, 1-3 PM

Final YGW, Academy, and Institute performances:

1-2 pm YGW Final Concert

2-3 pm Academy Final Concert

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 3-5 PM

3- 5 pm GALA student concert Jordan Hall: students and faculty perform in Jordan Hall


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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