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Festival program 2011
The festival celebrates the guitar and revolves around the competition with formal and informal concerts, master classes with international teachers and performers, talks, a workshop for beginners, an open acoustic platform for aspiring performers and a variety of exhibits both musical and South African.

 Friday 1 July
9:00 Competition semi-finals (Youth category 13 to19 years)
11:30 Competition semi-finals (Open category 20 and older)
14:30 Competition semi-finals (Junior category 12 and younger)
15:30 Per-Urban (Bursary category)
20:00 Opening Wine Tasting Celebrity Concert featuring Dr Gregory Newton (USA), David Grimes (USA), Matthijs Koene (Netherlands), Stefan Gerritsen (Netherlands), Tessa Ziegler (SA), Avril Kinsey (SA)
 Saturday 2 July   
9:00 Master classes
11:00 Beginner guitar workshop
12:00 Talk – Avril Kinsey – South African Composers & the Classical Guitar
13:00 Informal concert platform (for aspiring performers)
14:30-15:30 Master classes
16:00 Talk – Marc Mainguard – On Making Guitars
17:30 Competition finals (Junior category 12 and younger)
18:30 Competition finals (Youth category 13 to 19 years)
19:30 Competition finals (Open category 20 and older)
21:30 Prize giving, speeches and R75,000 worth of awards
 Sunday 3 July
10:00-11:30 Master classes
12:00 Verso Duo – Matthijs Koene (Panflute) & Stefan Gerritsen (Guitar)
13:00 Lunch at Simon’s of Groot Constantia (optional)
13:30 Informal Concert Platform
15:30 Saudiq Khan (Flamenco guitar)
The estate is one of the big 6 places to visit in Cape Town and boasts some of the best wine tasting in the country. Besides the music events there are:
  • 2 excellent restaurants (also catering for children)
  • 3 museums, including the ox-wagon exhibition
  • Cape Dutch Manor House
  • Expansive gardens with walks
  • Optional extras include tours to scenic parts of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, and a visit to a wild game park.