Vietnam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2017.
A new genre of solo guitar music in Vietnam, has been thriving in recent years. One simple way of describing this genre is that with only a single guitar a performer can play as if he is an entire band. Fingerstyle brings about a whole new perspective for the acoustic guitar and is currently drawing attention for the guitar-music genre from our community.
IFSGF (Internatinal Finger-Style Guitar Festival): Series of international fingerstyle guitar concerts, an annual Asia event since 2010, with participation of famous fingerstyle guitarists from many different countries.
The artists who will perform at Vietnam IFSGF 2017 including, Justin King (US). Recognized as a pioneering guitarist for his percussive “tapping” playing style which consists of a variety of influences ranging from Flamenco to Celtic music, Justin King is believed to bring the satisfaction to audience through his skillful performance.
Jacques Stotzem (Belgium), in the acoustic guitar world today, Jacques Stotzem is one of the “fingerstyle” guitarists with the most diversified style. His unique and highly refined playing style combines a well-developed melodic sense with a rare dynamic approach to the instrument that speaks directly to the listener. Jacques, unlike many guitar players today, possesses an in-depth sense of harmonic knowledge, which is evident throughout his compositions.
Agustin Amigo (Germany), “Soulful performance, touching and beautiful” (SMU Broadcast & Entertainment Singapore) is exactly what Agustin’s performance is about. More than that, “Amigo has a great clarity in the voicing of his music. He has his own distinct style that makes it enjoyable to listen to but also a tremendous quality of sound coming through his guitar and setup, as notes blend into certain notes and others fade creating a great flow and feel” (Amazon).
Akihiro Tanaka (Japan), being Yamaha Music’s Demo Artist, Akihiro Tanaka has been recognized through his hits “Silver Wings”, “Etude of the sun” and some other wonderful covers. His guitar arrangements are a combination of smooth chord changes, catchy grooves and prominent bass lines. Akihiro Tanaka has also playing “Etude of the sun” during the Malaysia International Guitar Festival 2013.
Of course, also have the artist from Vietnam, he is Duy Phong, a young and talented Vietnamese guitarist who shared the same stage with guitar sensation Sungha Jung at his concert in Vietnam 2014. Duy Phong has a calm and soulful playing style with creative arrangements, he is a potential factor for Vietnam fingerstyle guitar in future.