For 10 years, you have seen this festival grow, dedicated to the passion for strings and
guitar making. You have seen it expand, offer new spaces, a show entirely dedicated to
classical guitar, a show dedicated to study guitar, a space dedicated to legendary
guitars, you have seen it open to montrougiens by offering concerts throughout the city,
in schools, shops, nursing homes, restaurants, and finally, changing its name to become
the PARIS GUITAR FESTIVAL.
Under its new name, the event now lasts 7 days and is spread throughout the city with, from Monday to Friday, a first part facing the city, GUITARS EN VILLE, and a second focusing on the Belfry, on weekends, with its SALON DE LA BELLE GUITARE and its
many peripheral activities.
This festival is for everyone, professionals and amateurs alike. He is interested in all
styles of guitars (from classical to rock through jazz, flamenco, song, country blue grass,
gypsy ...) and more broadly, plucked strings of all kinds (oud, banjo, ukulele, mandolin,
lute…) as well as to manufacturers of amps, microphones, and other accessories.
Its SALON DE LA BELLE GUITARE, today in France, the largest international gathering of guitar makers, will take place on March 18, 19 and 20, 2022: 4 exhibition rooms, more than 100 exhibitors from all over the world, 50 demonstration concerts, workshops, conferences, test areas, isolated test rooms. And among the novelties
presented in 2021, we will present the second editions of:
- GUITARES EN VILLE from Monday March 14 to Friday March 18, concerts
throughout the city of Montrouge: schools, shops, restaurants, media library,
conservatories, EHPAD and works council.
- OSEZ LA GUITARE, a space entirely reserved for the study guitar, meetings with
the instrument and its professionals, and introductory lessons.
- GUITARES DE LEGENDE. This time, the FAVINO guitars that Georges
Brassens, among others, brought to the skies.
- GUITAR AWARDS. The Public Prize (the most beautiful guitar) and the Jury
Prize (innovation of the year).
As every year, a special evening is devoted to classical music, in partnership with the
review Guitare Classique, and presents one of the great performers of the instrument,
this year, EMMANUEL ROSSFELDER, and the young winner of our “International
Roland Dyens Competition”: LAURA ROUY, in the first part.
Enfin pour fêter cette première décennie, une programmation exceptionnelle ! DELGRES, SANSEVERINO, DIANE TELL.
The commune of Montrouge thus becomes, for an extraordinary week, the most
beautiful city in the world "for all those who have a crush on strings".
Jean-Michel Proust (Artistic Director)