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Wroclaw Guitar Festival is the most notable event in November in Wroclaw. It is the most attractive festival on the Polish guitar stage and one of the most interesting in the world. The festival presents various styles of music related directly or indirectly to the guitar: it seduces with the beauty of classical guitar , fascinates with the flamenco dancing and singing, moves with crazy Latin rhythms and brings the endless and energy of jazz music. This diversity, combined with a high artistic level, attracts lovers of guitar music from Poland and Europe, and their circle from year to year grows.
The 14-year history of the festival is created by the most outstanding musicians from all over the world: including Paco de Lucia, Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride, Jesse Cook, Louis Winsberg, Martin Taylor, Gene Bertoncini, Aniello Desiderio, Tomatito, Canizares, Rafael Cortes, Rolf Lislevand , Zoran Dukić, Jorge Morel, Pavel Steidl, Marcin Dylla, Mark Pasieczny, Marek Napiórkowski, Arthur Lesicki, Wojtek Pilichowski Kurzak and Alexander, Anna Maria Jopek, Dorota Miskiewicz, Krzesimir Debski, Group MoCarta. Since the beginning of the guitar festival in Wrocław it was Krzysztof Pelech, its founder and artistic director, who was responsible for the its artistic programme.
This year Paco de Lucía will come to Wroclaw. He will perform with a band on 27 November in the Centennial Hall for a spectacular ending of the Festival. In addition, another representative of flamenco from Spain – Carlos Pinan, will begin the event in Impart Art Centre together with Preston Reed, who plays in fingerstyle technique (like Tommy Emmanuel), Antonio Forcione, called “Jimi Hendrix of acoustic guitar,” and many other great musicians of international importance. The festival will start on 18 and end on 27 November.