TOP international guitarists to perform and teach at 14th annual new york guitar seminar

Presented by Mannes College The New School for Music: June 24-29 in New York

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Michael Newman and Laura Oltman, directors of the New York Guitar Seminar and members of the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo.

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014- Mannes College The New School for Music will host the 14th annual New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes, featuring the world’s leading classical guitar soloists and ensembles. The theme this year is “Masters from the Academy.” The Guitar Seminar is New York City’s only weeklong classical guitar festival, and offers classical guitar students the opportunity to join the world’s top performers and competition winners for master classes, interactive forums, and ensemble coaching.

The festival also includes seven public concerts with renowned guitarists Ana Vidovic, Benjamin Verdery, and Fabio Zanon, as well as a Guitar Seminar faculty members Robert Sharpe, Andre Zohn, and Tali Roth, among many more.

“We’ve gathered together our favorite guitarists—teachers at the world’s top schools, including Princeton University, Yale University, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and New York’s Juilliard School and Mannes College The New School for Music,” said Laura Oltman, co-founding director of the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes and member of the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo. “The hands-on interactive workshops and master classes give participants and audiences alike an incredible opportunity to watch these master teachers in action.”

For information and ticket reservations, full schedule, faculty bios, audio and video clips, sponsors info, visit the New York Guitar Seminar's website, http://mannesguitar.com/.

Concert Schedule:

Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 PM
Fabio Zanon

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue, New York, New York
For Tickets ($20, $10 students/senior; General Admission), free for members: available online at http://www.as-coa.org/events/new-york-guitar-seminar-mannes-2014-fabio-zanon

Wednesday, June 25 at 7:30 PM
Ana Vidovic

Mannes College The New School for Music
150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024
For Tickets ($25; $15 Students & Seniors; General Admission): www.mannesguitar.eventbrite.com

Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 PM
Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo
Laura Oltman and Michael Newman

Mannes College The New School for Music
150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024
For Tickets ($25; $15 Students & Seniors; General Admission): www.mannesguitar.eventbrite.com

Friday, June 27 at 4:30 PM
Participants Concert (featuring solo student performances)

Mannes College The New School for Music
150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024
For Tickets $15 for Adults; Students & Seniors free; General Admission): www.mannesguitar.eventbrite.com

Friday, June 27 at 7:30 PM
Tali Roth
Sharpe-Zohn Duo
Andres Zohn and Robert Sharpe

Mannes College The New School for Music
150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024
For Tickets ($25; $15 Students & Seniors; General Admission): www.mannesguitar.eventbrite.com

Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 PM
Benjamin Verdery

Mannes College The New School for Music
150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024
For Tickets ($25; $15 Students & Seniors; General Admission): www.mannesguitar.eventbrite.com

Sunday, June 29 at 1:30 PM
Participants Concert (featuring ensemble and solo student performances)

Mannes College The New School for Music
150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024
For Tickets $15 for Adults; Students & Seniors free; General Admission): www.mannesguitar.eventbrite.com

Tickets will be available at the door to all individual non-concert events at Mannes (master classes, workshops, panel discussion, student open-stage) for $15 per event. Full day auditors’ fee of $65 each day also includes evening concert tickets. Entire event auditors’ fee of $260 available in advance: www.mannesguitar.eventbrite.com or link from: www.mannesguitar.com.

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