by Daniel Hathaway
On Sunday, June 4, after all the professional classical guitarists have played their recitals at the Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival, the next generation of artists will take over Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
The semi-final rounds of the James Stroud Youth Competition are scheduled for Saturday morning and afternoon, June 3m and the final round will close the Festival on Sunday evening, June 4. Fifteen young musicians will play on Saturday, and the remaining four will perform in the final round on Sunday evening at 6:30. The final round is free, and will be available on a live stream. Click here for the list of contestants and their performance schedule.
On Wednesday, I spoke to James Stroud, the generous founder of the Stroud Competition as he was packing to travel to Cleveland, to ask how arrangements were shaping up for the Youth Competition this weekend.
James Stroud: I live in Montana now and so I’m getting ready to fly into Cleveland tonight for the festival, but taking care of a lot of logistics, so it’s been a little busier than normal, but all in all, very good. [Read more…]