It is my extreme pleasure to announce to you this years unveiling of the Montreal International Classical Guitar Festival and Competition. Our concert stages and classrooms will be graced by the presence of such artists as the MGS Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Pilon, the Concordia Guitar Quartet, with such virtuosos as; Eugene Cormier, and the famous Jeffrey McFadden without forgetting the young Tobie-Eloi Hinse-Pare The academic side of the festival will also see the likes of, Eugene Cormier, Dave Pilon, Dr Jeffrey McFadden and Patrick Kearney.
It was in 2002, thanks to the generosity of the borough of Lachine , that I founded this festival and competition. I created this out of a need for young guitarists to express and cultivate their skills to a higher potential. Guitare Montreal is still to this day the only international guitar festival and competition in Canada . So, with the continued help of our partners and volunteers we can year after year hope to offer you the best in classical guitar and all the colour and warmth that accompanies this incredibly versatile instrument.
-Patrick Kearney, founder and director.