Guitar festival of Antalya hosts stars

Guitar festival of Antalya hosts stars

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Guitar festival of Antalya hosts stars

Classical guitar artist, Anna Likhacheva from Ukraine, is one of the guests of second Antalya Guitar Festival.

The Antalya International Guitar Festival kicked off four days of events yesterday with the aim of attracting more audience members for this year’s edition.

“A guitar composition needs a good audience to listen, and that’s we’re aiming for. We want to see more people in the audience,” the festival’s art director, Ahmet Kanneci, said at a press conference, adding that all events would be free of charge.

Kanneci said the festival, which will welcome a number of top guitarists from around the world, had developed over the last year and added that this year’s edition would be more related to the science of music.

Speaking at the press conference, Antalya Metropolitan Mayor Mustafa Akaydın said the festival would be a boon to arts and culture in the Mediterranean province.

The festival will host Ignacio Rodes from Spain, Anna Likhacheva from Ukraine, Johann Parlier from Austria, as well as Soner Egesel, Eren Süal and Bekir Küçükay from Turkey, among others.

The event will also feature workshops, seminars and conferences, as well as a photography exhibition exhibiting the development of the guitar.