and Festival has been a resounding success!
12th July 2011
Avril is away this week, taking a well-earned rest, and will return on saturday 16th when she will attend to your many queries. I have set up an automatic email response, but in case you did not receive this, your query will be answered by next week.
We are still receiving queries from people who wish to attend the Festival! - Steven
5th July 2011
Avril will shortly post a detailed letter of thanks on this
page, but today she is busy with our overseas visitors, Verso
Duo and Greg and Dave. She has asked me to mention that our
winner of the 20 and over category, Thinus Boshoff, played
a wonderful concert with Verso Duo at the Nederburg Concert
Series on Sunday. As soon as our visitors leave, Avril will
attend to outstanding prizes and queries.
May I personally thank everyone for their enthusiasm and
help throughout the Festival
- Steven Felmore (Vice Chairman, Friends CTAM and Webmaster)
|12 and under (Junior category)
||Mohammed Dawood Camroodien & Xander Combrink
|13 - 19 (Youth category)
|20 and over (Open category)
||Viktor van Niekerk
||Wayne Charles Simpson
||Nizaam van der Schyff
||Dries de Kock
14th June 2011
First round completed! I
was thrilled with the overall standard of the competition at
the first round on Saturday. Congratulations and thank you
to students, parents, teachers and all who participated
in making the day so enjoyable and successful. Thank you also
to all those who travelled many miles by plane and taxi to
There were so many wonderful performances which made the
selection process difficult, but which is exciting for the
future of the classical guitar in South Africa. I am encouraged
by everyone’s enthusiasm, willingness to risk and be
involved, which I believe are the qualities needed for sustained
success of this project.
There are those who will
be working a little harder than others at the start of the
festival in the semi-finals, but everyone has the
opportunity of getting involved with as many festival opportunities
as you can.
Summary of Participants
PLEASE VISIT the festival
program page for your
specific performance times.
||There were 41 entries in the 13-19
yrs (7 were YouTube entries) and
||20 in the 20+ yrs (9 were YouTube
||11 individuals and 2 groups auditioned
for the Peri-Urban ACT Festival Bursary
||with 7 competing in the Peri-Urban part of the competition.
||17 are still to compete in the 12 and under
category - Friday 1 July at 14h00.
||With 2 categories undersubscribed and the 13-19 yrs
||it was decided to allow 28 instead of 24 in
this age group to go through to the semi-finals.
PLEASE NOTE: The final WINNER of the 20+
Category will also perform at the NEDERBURG CONCERT SERIES
on SUNDAY at 17h00.
29th May 2011
ATTENDING THE SEMI-FINALS and FINALS of the AVRIL
KINSEY CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITION 1-2 July
Tickets to listen to the competition Semi-finals and Finals
can be bought on the day at the festival information desk
of Simon's Conference Hall for R20 each, but these seats
cannot be guaranteed unless you reserve them by sending your
name, the number of tickets and a cell phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can then pay and collect
on the day at the festival Information desk of Simon's. Competing
guitarists do not pay.
17th May 2011
am pleased to say we have 80 entrants for the Classical
Guitar Competition! May I thank my fellow
teachers, and colleagues at the universities for your enthusiasm
and encouragement of your students, as well as the parents
and teachers of the younger ones who entered the junior section.
And I have to mention those brave seniors, who in some cases
'dusted off' their classical guitars and are hard at work
Thank you also to the
peri-urban and township arts organizations from whom we are
now gathering new enthusiasts, who have been exposed to one
form or another of finger-picking guitar styles, but who
through the help of Act's sponsorship are eager to learn
more about the classical guitar at our festival event.
this festival and competition will serve to underline the
importance and special nature of the classical guitar in
our country.The living is in the journey
and this journey is well on its way now.
6th May 2011
Computicket bookings within South Africa are open!
here to go to the Computicket booking page for all festival
4th May 2011
Guitar Competition deadline extended to 16 May! A warm thanks to all who have entered! - we have had strong entries for the senior section, but we still need entries for the Youth, and especially the Junior under 12, so we have extended the deadline.
We encourage teachers to enter their students, especially in the 12 and under category which now has cash prizes too. Simply complete the forms here or just send your or your students email address to: email@example.com
The first round is on the 11th of June at the Hugo Lamprecht Music Centre and the Finals at the Festival from 1-3 July at Groot Constantia Wine Estate. Even if you only make the first round you still get an all weekend pass.
17th April 2011
Only 2 weeks to the competition entry deadline! Enter
online & pay by EFT or request a form via firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.
16th April 2011
VIP seats still available! There
are still preferential VIP to all 14 events available at R350
- enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.
14th April 2011
For those nervous to enter: Remember that
is only as high as the people who enter - so dare to live musically!
14th April 2011
New cash prizes! I am pleased to
announce that we are now able to introduce cash prizes for
the Youth 13 to 19 years category: First place will win R1000,
2nd place R800, and 3rd place R500. The Junior under 12 years
category will also have a cash prize: First place: R500, 2nd
place R300, and 3rd place R200. This means that all categories
now have cash prizes in addition to the
other prizes already offered. Please visit THE
COMPETITION page to see all the prizes.
10th April 2011
Paul Bothner offer two guitars as prizes! I
am pleased to announce that Paul Bothner Music have sponsored
two guitars as prizes: One top-of-the-range Cort guitar for
the winner of the Junior under 12 category, and one for
the previously disadvantaged category! - Thank you Paul Bothner
for your support!
15th March 2011
Verso Duo to join our Festival! Verso
was formed in 1997. Passionately and with a sense of style
the duo performs classical music, as well as contemporary repertoire
for panflute and guitar. The outstanding expression of the instruments is put
to use in a very broad range of styles, from Dowland, Giuliani and Piazzolla,
to the newest music by Theo Loevendie, Artyum Kim, Daan Manneke, Gerard Beljon,
and Louis Aguirre.
Thank you Verso Duo for offering to fly from Holland in order to participate
in our Festival.
For more information see http://www.panflute-guitar.nl/
Revision to complete website- The
forms and categories now reflect the 12 years and below
category, as well as a comprehensive navigation menu at the
left. Our webmaster received requests from people who
prefer to use this menu to navigate (as opposed to the horizontal
drop down menu), to have it reflect every page on the site
name of the page that you are on ‘glows!’
4th March 2011
Competitors entry fee to include a weekend pass to
most of the events - except
the opening and closing concerts.
2nd March 2011
Abri Jordaan to join the Jury- Consummate
composer and performer from the University of
Pretoria has joined our team of experts! Thank
you Abri Jordaan for offering to be a part of this Festival.
21st February 2011
News! - We are introducing a 12 years and younger category
(Junior) for the Competition. Early
feedback from teachers have shown that, although the competition
is open to all ages, it would be better for the younger children
to have their own Junior category with their own entry requirements.
A new form is being created and will be available on this
site within the next few days.
7th February 2011
Today we make this
website live at http://www.capetownguitarfestival.com/
This is a proud moment indeed and I would like to thank everyone
who has so far contributed much time and effort towards making
this a reality - especially our webmaster who has spent
many hours putting up with my endless changes!
May this website lead to a successful festival and competition!