What is Tárrega Week?
'Tárrega Week' is an international festival organized by the Institute for Musical Development (IDM) with the sponsorship of Il·lm. Vila-real City Council and the Valencian Institute of Culture, together with the collaboration of various academic and cultural institutions. Its main objective is to disseminate the figure, complete concert work and legacy of Francisco Tárrega from his native land. It is the only festival in the world in which the entire concert compositions of the musician from Vila-Real are performed annually.
Next to the performances of the integral, the guitar masterclasses and performance enhancement masterclass They are a fundamental pillar of the Festival. Taught by international concert artists and eminent pedagogues, they are aimed at guitarists and musicians in general from anywhere in the world, who wish to achieve both interpretive excellence and performing excellence. After the excellent reception with great enthusiasm of the previous editions, this year the IV Francisco Tárrega International Congress takes place, where international conferences, round tables, interviews and interactive talks are held led by experts in the figure of Francisco Tárrega, classical guitar and musical interpretation.
Francisco Tárrega is a universal reference in global musical culture. His works for guitar are so important that he is considered the ‘Father of the modern guitar’. The responsibility to host an annual event in Vila-real that corresponds to the level of this great artist in his hometown that aims to unite excellence of interpretation, performance and the beauty of music has required a great effort from the team at IDM and that year after year has become an international reference for Tárrega.