World Youth Guitar Festival

Supported by Guitar Circus (registered charity number 1116396)


2019 Dates Announced 

6-9 August

Dean Close School, Cheltenham

WYGF 2017 - Artists



WYGF17 Concert Series


Gabriel Bianco

With many awards from prestigious international competitions, Gabriel Bianco is one of the most active guitarists of his generation, giving recitals all over the world.

His repertoire comprises both original works and transcriptions covering all periods of classical music and this promises to be an inspiring concert.

National Youth Guitar Ensemble

Some of the UK’s finest young classical guitarists join to form the National Youth Guitar Ensemble, led by Helen Sanderson, Mark Ashford and Gerald Garcia.

Mark Ashford

Mark Ashford has been stunning audiences all over the world with his unique lyricism and clarity. The NYGE conductor is a truly remarkable artist guaranteed to inspire us all.

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Irina Kircher & Alfonso Montes

Celebrating their 30 year partnership the Duo Montes-Kircher will grace the stage with their captivating blend of strong rhythms, beautiful melodic shaping, and blistering speed.

The Dúo Montes-Kircher could be placed alongside the few really top class duos the Guitar world has produced.”