June 18-21, 2020
Lynn McGrath
The Great Necks Guitar Trio
Patterson/Sutton Duo

The New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival is a four day event that features concerts, workshops, masterclasses and guitar ensembles.
Workshop/ensembles/masterclasses at AYSP Music Facility
4407 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Concerts at UNM’s Keller Hall
College of Fine Arts
The Center for the Arts
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

“…Lynn McGrath managed to achieve that elusive perfect artistic balance between poetry and music…“…she performed the challenging guitar part with apparent ease…wonderful timing, poise, wit, and grace…” “Anyone who loves either music or poetry would have been charmed, but those who appreciate both, not to mention stage presence and acting skills, were electrified by this tour-de-force of artistic multi-tasking.

The Great Necks Guitar Trio has enchanted audiences across the US with its whimsical, interactive, and daring performances. Founded by guitarists Scott Borg, Adam Levin, and Matthew Rohde, the trio, through its original madcap arrangements, stretches at the conventions — and at times, the physical limits — of the guitar. “These guys aren’t afraid to shake things up and take chances,” writes Classical Guitar Magazine.

Patterson/Sutton Duo praised by The Strad magazine for their “wit and imagination”, the trailblazing Patterson/Sutton cello and guitar duo continue to be in demand as they bring the rich cello and guitar repertoire to audiences around the world. The Patterson/Sutton duo were featured artists at the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America Convention and have an ongoing relationship with The Juilliard School as Juilliard Global Visiting Artists.

Featured artists from previous festivals: Zoran Dukic, Evan Herschelman, Helen Sanderson, Michael Anthony Nigro, Bandini Chiacchiaretta Duo, Matt Palmer, SoloDuo, Michael Partington, Jeremy Mayne, Stephen Goss, Jorge Caballero, Tantalus Quartet, Andrew York, Rene Izquierdo, Roland Dyens, Scott Tennant, Benjamin Verdery, Marcin Dylla, Eden Stell Duo, Carlos Rafael Rivera, Michael Chapdelaine, Marc Teicholz, Carlos Perez, Thomas Viloteau, Genevieve Leitner, Lynn McGrath, Roberto Capocchi, Randall Kohl, New Mexico Guitar Duo, Benjamin Silva, Mickey Jones, John Truitt, Rio Grande Guitar Quartet, Anthony Mariano, Elliot Simpson, Adam Larison, Calvin Hazen, Craig Rusell, Gwen Lerch, Patrick Cox, Petra Babankova, Brian Moore and Cyro Delvizio.