BGFest XVIII Programs International Academy


The Boston GuitarFest’s online International Academy program is designed for young musicians (ages 15-30) living in time zones outside of the USA. Classes and Individual lessons are scheduled to enable these students to participate in selected BGFest events live, at a convenient time of day. BGFest events occurring in Boston at times inconvenient for these students are recorded and saved online. These events are remained accessible to international BGFest students until August 1st, 2023. 

The Boston GuitarFest 2023: Private Lessons and a special performance class are offered at 1-4 PM CEST and 7-10 PM CST, from June 28th to July 1st, 2023. 

International Academy participants receive:
  • Two private lessons (or one private lesson and one academy master class); with our BGFest XVIII International Academy faculty* including Cecilio Perera, Kostas Tosidis, Danilo Cabaluz, Antigoni Baxe, all honored graduates of Eliot Fisk’s famous guitar class at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria.
  • Performance classes are offered each day, including multiple performance opportunities and live comments from festival directors Eliot Fisk & Zaira Meneses
  • Live Chinese-English translation available for private lessons and performance classes if needed;
  • Zoom access to all BGFest XVIII events, including masterclasses, concerts, conversations, and workshops (all included in tuition);
  • Option to audition for and perform in Academy master classes. 
  • Online access to all BGFest events through August 1st, 2023.

*Every effort will be made to accommodate student-teacher preferences.


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