The Week

What is Tárrega Week?

Tárrega Week is an international Festival organized by IDM (The Institute of Musical Development) with the backing of the Government of Vila-real and the collaboration of Marina d’Or, Royal Classics, Pavarotti di Dino Parla together with other cultural and academic institutions. The main objective is to promote the figure, the complete concert works and the legacy of Francisco Tárrega from his birthplace. It is the only festival in the world in which the entire concert works by the Vila-realian musician are annually performed.

Together with the concerts of Tárrega’s complete concert works, guitar masterclasses and lectures in performance enhancement are fundamental pillars of the festival. Taught by international concert musicians and eminent pedagogues, they are designed for guitarists and other musicians in any part of the world who want to reach their highest potential in both interpretation and performance. One of the most exciting aspects to this year’s edition is the First International Francisco Tárrega Congress where international conferences, round table discussions, interviews and interactive talks will take place given by experts in the life and works of Francisco Tárrega, the classical guitar and music.

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.