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guitarfestival Seckau 2022
Sat. 23.  -  Sun. 31. July

 with all governmentally required safety measures

 teaching staff :

Jure Podvratnik (Slovenia)
Eudoro Grade (Portugal)
Georg Zopf (Graz / Vienna)
Melanie Hosp (Vienna / Linz)
Florian Palier (Graz / Klagenfurt)
Johann Palier (Graz)

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limited number of participants !
for advanced beginners / pupils / students  /
guitarteachers  / professional guitar players and guitar aficionados  ! 

 Magazine 2022 read here 
Katalog Seckau 2022 Deckbl


brochure IGF Seckau 2022
Prospekt IGF Seckau 2022 S

  Prospekt Seckau 2022 S 2

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tickets for concerts:  order at Seckau Kultur

 Tel.: 0043 681 2068 0447

Guitarorchestra Seckau 2021 
J.S. Bach (cantata "Wer hat dich so geschlagen" BWV 244 of Matthew passion) and
Praetorius (Volta of "Terpsichore")


20 years of guitarfestival Seckau /
review 2020 ORF "Steiermark heute" 31. Juli 2020
Austrian broadcast


Florian Palier performing Fugue BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach
(from the CD "Poetry and colours")


Takuya Okamoto  J.S. Bach   Prelude & Allegro BWV 998


       F. Bustamente ~ Misionera  Guitarfestival Seckau 2018              

2022 at the opening concert (Sa. 23.July) with joy in playing guitar and singing:: Florian Hörbinger and Luisa Preisler  


Seckau Regenbogen Stift Seckau hof bei nacht


In midsummer, whether in sweltering heat or during an impressive thunderstorm coming from the mountains surrounding the abbey, the atmosphere always provides opportunities for inspiration...


take place in the classrooms of the abbey’s secondary school (Stiftsgymnasium Seckau) or in the music rooms, the abbey library and lecture rooms. Whether pupil, student, guitar teacher or interested amateur musician, everyone benefits from the intense individual and ensemble lessons by ...


Music and the guitar is our focus of interest. Artistic highlights are the opening concert, concerts on Thursday, Friday and the final concert on Sunday where participants get the chance to perform. Besides, we organise exhibitions of luthiers presenting their guitars – ranging from school guitars to professional concert guitars – which of course can be tested by the participants or even purchased.

Lecturers and Teachers

A team of internationally renowned guitarists and teachers ensure the professional training including individual and ensemble lessons during the whole week.


The opening concert on Saturday shall put participants in the right mood for this intense week of guitar music before the individual lessons and lectures start on the following day. Usually after dinner, there are small exercise concerts where participants have the opportunity to gain experience on stage, playing in front of each other and the teachers. Each day ends with a special evening program comprising relaxation exercises, bedtime stories (for the younger participants … and for everyone else interested), campfire, a walk at night and even an exciting test of courage. Similarly, there are activities in the morning like early-morning exercises and training relaxation techniques.


Seckau Abbey, an impressive monastery, is situated in the small village of Seckau, 843 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountains up to 2400 meters. Accommodation is provided in single rooms in the St. Joseph wing of the monastery. Or at St. Martha’s, the former nurses' home, which is only a few steps away from the abbey, where there are single, double or family rooms. Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are served at fixed times in the dining room of the abbey.


Especially for kids, there is one person available at all times, always there with an open ear and heart that can be addressed in all kinds of situations.

The atmosphere

What has been exceptional for the event since its beginning 21 years ago is the respectful cooperation of all parties involved. Intensive instruction, rehearsals, exercise concerts, listening, admiring and supporting each other ... young and old, professionals and amateurs … all mixed together for the common goal of making music. During this week, everything is about music and one can hear the sound of guitars from all corners of the venerable walls of the abbey.


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