The first Antalya International Guitar Festival, organized under the art directorship of Associate Professor Ahmet Kanneci, one of the most important names of Turkish guitar, kicks off today.
The festival will host guitarists from Spain, Germany and Japan until Feb. 25. Nora Buschmann, Takeshi Tezuka, Jose Manuel and Francisco Cuenca Morales duo and Eren Sualp will be among the artists in the festival.
Guitar lessons to be given
“The difference of this festival is that Turkish students will take guitar lessons,” said Antalya Mayor Mustafa Akaydın. “There will be conferences and guitar workshops along with an exhibition titled ‘Historical Development of Guitar and Turkish Guitar Producers,’” he said.
The first International Antalya Guitar Festival will start today at the Atatürk Culture Center Aspendos Hall with a concert by the Cuenca duo. The closing concert will be performed by Kanneci on Feb. 25.