"...Izquierdo is already a seasoned performer of great accomplishment. His tone is clear, warm and robust, his musicianship impeccable, and his desire and capability equally great..." Eliot Fisk, 2003
Rene Izquierdo, Elina Chekan (UWM Director of Pre-College Division), Federico Sheppard (Luthier), and guest artist Matthew McAllister.
Eligibility: All serious guitar enthusiasts.
Ability Level: All levels. Intermediate and advance players will be given priority.
Workshop Cost: 400 €. Workshop cost includes tuition and non refundable 50 € application fee (no housing or meals). US Dollars are according to the rate when you send the check. Registration will close on July 15th.
Early Bird Special: 375 € and must be submitted before June 20th. REGISTER HERE
Check in: Monday July 24th, 2017 from 9:00-10:00 am. Colegio Nacional. Calle Hortaleza (does not have a phone number). All attendees must check-in. If you cannot arrive during the designated time due to extenuating circumstances, arrangements must be made in advance with the organizers. You will be informed in advance of any change in the schedule and meeting place.
Final Concert: Saturday in the "Iglesia de Santa Maria". (7-7:45) in Carrion de Los Condes.
What to Bring: Guitar, Strings, Music Stand, music, and any other related guitar accessories you may need.
From Madrid: Take Train to Palencia (Renfe) and bus to Carrion. (Bus runs 4 times a day from the Bus Station close by) There is no Bus Service on Sunday. http://estebanezaja.es/
From Burgos and Leon: Bus that Runs from Burgos-Leon/ Leon-Burgos stopping in Carrion (one a day) http://www.alsa.es/
Taxi: From Palencia around 40€
Sample Daily Schedule: (May change without notice. We will adapt the schedule according to the student needs.)
10:00-10:50 / Mastering Classical Guitar Technique
11:00-11:50 / Guitar Ensemble (Variety of Duos, Trios and Quartets) Music will be provided via email ahead of time.
12:00-1:30 / Individual Lesson (Half an Hour per Student on rotation)
1:30-2:00 / Lunch Break
2:30-2:40 / Spanish Mandatory siesta.
3:30-4:30 / Individual Lesson (Half an Hour per Student on rotation)
4:30-5:00 / Guitar Building. History and Maintenance.
5:00-6:00 / Ensemble (depending on how the ensemble is progressing we could use this hour to visit the Roman Villa and on Thursday Night that we have no concert and we would organize a road trip to Saldaña and a night out)
6:00-6:50 / Relax time.
7:00-7:45 / Concerts (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)
8:00-10:00 / Dinner
10:00-11:00 / Get together and perform for each other in a relax environment.
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