The 16th Annual New York Guitar Seminar



July 6 – July 11, 2016

World-Renowned Faculty and Performers:

  • Sergio Assad
  • Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo
  • Clarice Assad, classical & jazz pianist, vocalist, composer
  • Duo Montes-Kircher: Alfonso Montes and Irina Kircher
  • Duo Cintemani: Nicholas Ciraldo with flutist Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo
  • Mariano Aguirre
  • Mario da Silva with dancer Rocio Infante
  • Jennifer Trowbridge
  • Richard Boukas
  • Arthur Kampela
  • Solange Meridian, mezzo-soprano

Activities include expanded performance opportunities for solo participants, more hands-on interactive workshops, master classes, ensemble coaching, performance classes, and concerts. Plus hundreds of great restaurants and cafes in Greenwich Village! Open to players of all ages and levels.

2015 New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes video by Robert Olmsted



For nearly 100 years, Mannes College has been dedicated to providing a comprehensive, world-class education to aspiring musicians from around the world. The New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes—now in its 15th edition—shares that vision with guitar lovers of all ages and levels. Our “Hands-On” workshops and numerous performance opportunities for all participants set the stage for a thrilling week of guitar excellence in New York City. See you in June!
— Michael Newman & Laura Oltman, Artistic Directors
The numerous and varied activities at the NYGS offer participants the opportunity to perform in concerts solo and in ensemble, perform in master classes and workshops, and work with and listen to concerts of its always world-renowned faculty. The enriching experience of the NYGS is unique in the classical guitar world.
— Mariano Aguirre, Festival Director and Administrative Coordinator