Seckau Festival

The summer festival season is officially over! Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in and displaying an instrument at the Gitarrenfestival Seckau. Compared to some of the larger European festivals, it’s more of a camp style event. The participants, teachers an performers all stay in the Abbey for the week; everyone eats together and stays up late socializing which gives the festival a very local, personable and cozy atmosphere. It also doesn’t hurt that the location is an absolutely beautiful 12th century Benedictine monastery tucked away in the Austrian Alps. The participants work on solo, ensemble and orchestra pieces. There are a number of artist concerts in the evenings and a closing student concert at the end. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to get away for a week and have an inspiring and encouraging environment to work on their guitar playing. Here are some photos and a link to a short feature on the local television news: