The fourth day of the convention began with a technique workshop by Marco Sator and a lecture with Aaron Larget-Caplan entitled Commissioning New Composition Projects. The IYC meeting and Youth Social brought the young guitarists at the convention together.The GFA Research Round Table, covering topics from The Romero Family Archive, the Soundboard Index project, and updates on the Digital Guitar Archive and DGA Editions. The discussion was moderated by Thomas Heck. The ICAC Semi-Finals began at 11am and continued throughout the afternoon.
In the afternoon Benjamin Verdery held a Masterclass. Aleksandr Tsiboulski played a program featuring Bach, Dozza, Ponce, Sculthorpe, and Albéniz. The evening concert for the fourth day of the convention was Duo Melis. Their program consisted of De Falla, Antoine de Lhoyer, Scarlatti, Granados, Piazzola, and additionally a new piece dedicated to the duo by Miguel A. Roig-Francoli. The piece, entitled Sonata for two guitars, was premiered at the concert with the composer present.
During the intermission of the concert GFA’s President Martha Masters announced the ICAC Finalists. They will perform on Friday!