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This year the festival will run from 12-29 September 2024, festival goers will experience world-class guitarists coming together to deliver an exciting program of events.

23 07 2022 Yamaha Come Try Sessions Dunstan Playhouse Adelaide Guitar Festival 2022 Photo Credit Claudio Raschella

"I’m delighted to announce that Adelaide Guitar Festival is shifting into new territory for 2024.

With a focussed program between 12 and 29 September in and around Adelaide Festival Centre.  Our activities will extend around the year, with the ever-popular Winter School holiday programs, and our beloved On the Road tours heading to the regions in autumn and spring.

In 2024 we celebrate ten years of our Adelaide Guitar Festival Orchestra, rehearsing in the July school holidays, then returning for a special 10th anniversary concert during the festival in September. The Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition returns and the audition round is now open.

As the festival develops, we are exploring new formats and partnerships, and seeking out exceptional guitar music from around Australia and across the world. I look forward to sharing more of our program with you in the coming months."

– Slava Grigoryan

Who's making the festival


  • Executive Producer - Sarah Bleby
  • Associate Producer - Aaron Austin-Glen 

Marketing, Sales & Audience Engagement

  • Marketing Executive - Jessica Coppe
  • Marketing Coordinator - Zack Ringrow
  • Publicity Executive - Carolyn Berry
  • Publicity Coordinator - Stephanie Rossetto 
  • Head of Customer Experience - Heather Poole 
  • Head of Patron Services - Kate Hagan 
  • Graphic Designer - Julie Jensen
  • Digital Content Officer - Gloria-Qing Deng
  • Digital Content Coordinator- Emma Piscioneri
  • Insights & Data Specialist - Pei Jie Tan
  • Content Coordinator - Simon Rogers
  • Ticketing Executive - Peter Maddock
  • Ticketing Coordinator - Heather McGinn

Corporate Partnerships, Hospitality & Events

  • Hospitality Executive - Tiana Sgarbossa
  • Hospitality Coordinator - Alexander Scott
  • Senior Event Sales Executive - Katherine Macdonald
  • Event Sales Coordinator- Liam Goodwin  


  • Head of Sound - Jane Rossetto 
  • Head of Lighting - Nathan Luscombe 
  • Head of Staging - Martin Olesk 
  • Production Coordinator - Jane Baird 

Adelaide Festival Centre Trustees 

  • The Hon. Karlene Maywald (Chair)
  • Michael Abbott AO KC
  • Katherine Tamiko Arguile
  • Alexandrea Cannon OAM
  • Bruce Carter AO
  • Penny Griggs
  • Councillor Phillip Martin
  • Maggie Zhou

Adelaide Festival Centre Management

  • Douglas Gautier AM - CEO & Artistic Director
  • Steven Woolhouse - Chief Operating & Financial Officer
  • Christie Anthoney - Head of Public Affairs
  • Renato Capoccia - Head of Marketing
  • Nathan Luscombe - Head of Production & Technical
  • Heather Poole - Head of Customer Experience
  • Alex Sinclair - Head of Programming – Commercial
  • Susannah Sweeney - Head of Programming – Public Purpose
  • Abbie Taylor - Director of Philanthropy
  • Natalie Adam - Manager, Ticketing
  • Francesca Belperio - Manager Publicity & Content Creation
  • Bernadette Brennan - Manager, WHS & Risk
  • David Cations - Manager, ICT & Cybersecurity
  • Mark Cullen - Manager, Facilities Services
  • Janine Eckert - Manager, Corporate Partnerships
  • Claire George - Manager, Human Resources
  • Julia George - Manager, Digital & Social
  • Kate Hagan - Manager, Patron Services
  • Jeff Owens - Manager, Hospitality
  • Olivia Power - Manager, Philanthropy
  • Abhishek Shaw - Manager, Finance & Business Improvement
  • Angela Willington - Manager, Legal & Contract Management

Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Board 

  • Miranda Starke (Chair)
  • Cain Cooke (Deputy Chair)
  • Ray Dahdah
  • Georgina Duckworth
  • Sheryn Foord
  • Jasmin Shahin
  • Evelyn Yap OAM
  • Lauren Zwanns
  • Legh Davis (Patron)
  • Joan Hardy OAM (Patron)


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