The 2015 New York Guitar Seminar lineup!

June 26 – July 1, 2015

Scott Tennant (LAGQ), Rene IzquierdoJorge Caballero, João Luiz (Brasil Guitar Duo), Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, Elina Chekan (Duo Exaudi), James DayMariano Aguirre (Duo Cantabile), Ana María RosadoFrancisco Roldán, Laura Oltman, Carlo Valte, Leighann Narum, Michael Newman.

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 on the Upper West Side! Open to players of all ages and levels.


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

Fábio Zanon performs Paulinho da Viola's "Itanhangá"

at the
2014 New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes
Americas Society Concert