Course

The Classical Guitar Retreat offers an intensive six day residential course which immerses the students into the world of Classical Guitar.
Throughout the course students have the opportunity to receive tuition and advice from a top team of teachers.
For the 2020 every student on the course will receive the following.
Three Individual Lessons
Optional Recording Session with Uros Baric
Technical Classes
Guitar Orchestra
Lecture Series
Optional Individual Chamber Classes
Participation in the Student Concert

The 2020 CGR boasts a highly experienced and international teaching team.
Allan Neave will give masterclasses and individual lessons will be given by Matthew McAllister, Marcin Dylla, Katrin Klingeberg, Sebastian Montes, Roberto Kuhn and Svanur Vilbergsson. Peter Stewart will direct the Guitar Orchestra, Matthew and Svanur will take Technical Classes.

Each year the CGR presents a Lecture Series this year we welcome back Steve Goss to continue his series and a Luthier Showcase.

Location

The Island of Cumbrae is easily reached from the small town of Largs by making a short 10-minute ferry trip.


There are excellent transport connections to Largs from Glasgow. Largs is approximately one hour by road, rail, car or bus from Glasgow City Centre and 45 minutes from Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick airports.

Contact

Feel free to email or call if you want any more information about the Retreat.

Telephone:
+44(0)7910 471 486
Email:
matthewjmcallister@gmail.com

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Reviews

“As far as setting is concerned, Cumbrae’s Cathedral can most certainly be counted among the best that festivals worldwide have to offer.” 
Guy Traviss, Classical Guitar Magazine

“The retreat was truly a unique experience. The setting on this quaint little island with its lovely cathedral was unlike any other guitar gathering I have attended.” 
Janice Pena, Soundboard

CGR History

Aisling Agnew 
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Allan Neave
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2105, 2016, 2017, 2018
Amadeus Guitar Duo
2012, 2014, 2017
Amanda Cook
2009, 2013, 2016
Ana Vidovic
2011
Antonio Rugolo
2013
Bardic Trio
2016, 2017 
David Russell
2010, 2018
Debs Fruscella Duo
2012
Gabriel Bianco
2014
Gabriel Guillen
2014
James Akers
2010
Jan Depreter
2015
Johannes Moller
2014
Kupinski Guitar Duo
2015
Matthew McAllister 
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Marcin Dylla
2012, 2015
Patrick Kearney
2016
Peter Stewart 

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Rene Izquierdo
2016, 2018
Roland Dyens
2013
Uros Baric

2016, 2017, 2018
Vladislav Blaha
2014
Yvonne Zehner
2011, 2015