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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 - 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 Cooriginator- Emma Piscioneri
  • Insights & Data Specialist - Pei Jie Tan
  • Content Coordinator - Simon Rogers
  • Ticketing Executive - Peter Maddock
  • Ticketing Coordinator - Heather McGinn
  • 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 
  • CEO & Artistic Director - Douglas Gautier AM 
  • Chief Operating & Financial Officer - Steven Woolhouse
  • Head of Marketing - Renato Capoccia 
  • Technical Manager - Moira Hay 
  • Executive Producer, Creative Programs, Cabaret & Commercial Ventures - Sarah Bleby
  • Manager Hospitality - Jeff Owens
  • 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 Publicty & Content Creation - Francesca Belperio
  • 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 
  • Maggie Zhou 
  • Bruce Carter 
  • Miranda Starke (Chair)
  • Cain Cooke (Deputy Chair)
  • Ray Dahdah
  • Georgina Duckworth
  • Sheryn Foord
  • Jasmin Shahin
  • Evelyn Yap OAM
  • Lauren Zwaans
  • Legh Davis (Patron)
  • Lady Joan Hardy OAM (Patron) 


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