Sing, my sweet guitar!
For the twelfth time the International Festival “Guitar Renaissance” was held in Belarus
As a rule, not only guitar maestros but also young guitarists play at the first concert in Minsk. This year, just like a year ago, the youngest participant of the festival was the 10-year old musician from Minsk, Yulia Zhilko. The music of different genres and styles was performed at the festival — classical music, jazz, etc. — but one thing remained the same — the mastery of playing.
— “Guitar Renaissance” is one of the most prominent events in the musical life”, said chairman of the Guitar Players’ Club of Belarus, Oleg Kolenkov. “And the fact that its concerts are always full house is the testimony of the audience’s unflagging interest to this ancient but never ageing instrument.
The festival concerts were held not only in Minsk and Gomel, but in many others towns of Belarus. Thus, Oscar Gusman played in Brest and the Ukrainian musician Vladimir Dotsenko gave a concert in Pinsk. And the residents of Zhlobin had a chance to listen to the virtuoso Dmitry Illarionov at his concert.