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This year the festival will run from 12-15 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 15 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 Executive - Elise Champion
  • 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 - Joshua Osis
  • Insights & Data Specialist - Heather Haslam 
  • Content Coordinator - Simon Rogers
  • Ticketing Executive - Peter Maddock
  • Ticketing Coordinator - Heather McGinn
  • Event Sales Executive - Hannah Knott 
  • Assistant Manager Hospitality Operations - Yany Orm 
  • Head of Sound - Jane Rossetto 
  • Head of Lighting - Nathan Luscombe 
  • Head of Lighting - Phil Haddy 
  • Head of Staging - Martin Olesk 
  • Production Coordinator - Jane Baird 
  • CEO & Artistic Director - Douglas Gautier AM 
  • Chief Operating & Financial Officer - Carlo D’Ortenzio 
  • Head of Marketing - Renato Capoccia 
  • Technical Manager - Moira Hay 
  • Executive Producer, Creative Programs, Cabaret & Commercial Ventures - Sarah Bleby
  • Manager Ticketing - Natalie Adam 
  • Manager Philanthropy - Abbie Taylor 
  • Manager Finance & Business Support - Abhishek Shaw
  • Manager Human Resources - Claire George
  • WHS & Risk Manager - Bernadette Brennan
  • Manager Digital & Social - Julia George 
  • Manager Corporate Partnerships & Events - Janine Eckert
  • The Hon Hieu Van Le AC (Chair) 
  • Jacqui McGill AO (Deputy Chair) 
  • Mitchell Butel 
  • Julia Knight 
  • The Right Hon Sandy Verschoor 
  • Steven Woolhouse 
  • Maggie Zhou 
  • Bruce Carter 
  • Miranda Starke (Chair) 
  • Cathy Chong 
  • Cain Cooke 
  • Janet Crawford 
  • Sheryn Foord 
  • Rupert Hallam 
  • Kathryn House AM 
  • Penny Johnson 


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