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September - October 2012 issue dedicated to Doc Watson (I have the honor to be one of the columnists with my thoughts and stories about my encounters with Doc)


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Böblingen, Germany
November 5-6-7

Weingarten, Germany
November 20-21

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June 12-18, 2022

Currently "on hiatus"

With 23 editions the Beppe Gambetta International Guitar Workshop continue to hold the ambitious reputation of being one of the leading European educational events for acoustic guitar. The goal is to support a community of music enthusiasts, to help the improvement of new talents, to put in contact musicians with different culture and background and to open new horizons to artistic creativity.

Since few years Beppe divides his life between New Jersey and his native Genova. Good part of his artistic inspiration comes from the long time on the road, the encounter with other artists and his extensive researches about different forms of traditional guitar. Following his vision he opened new ways to the Flatpicking World with an approach open to music contamination. He experimented new international repertoires, he composed new melodies, he brought back to life the work of forgotten popular artists, he used the aesthetic of acoustic music to give new life to songs that he sings in different languages. Beppe toured the World solo and with important partners (Dan Crary, Gene Parsons, David Grisman…) and since 15 years he produces with his wife Federica the Genoese Acoustic Nights, one of the biggest European shows dedicated to the guitar. In his 30 years of activity he produced 12 CDs, one DVD and a big amount of teaching material (books, DVDs, etc.). Beppe likes to teach his approach and his passion to the new generations and organizes and participates at workshops on both sides of the Ocean. Recently he published the “Flatpicking Guitar Treaty” in which he shows how Flatpicking can have a “transversal” approach that touches different forms of Roots Music.

International guest teachers in the past:
Steve Kaufman (USA)
Dan Crary (USA)
Tony McManus (Scotland)
Kathy Chiavola (USA)
Mike Dowling (USA)
Chris Newman (UK)
Jack Lawrence (USA)
Doug Cox (Canada)
Tim Williams (Canada - USA)

Hotel Slatnar, historic site for Beppe’s Workshop, is a small mountain-hotel in Ambroz pod Krvavcem, Slovenia, offering wonderful view of the Alps, the Karawanks, and the cities of Kranj and Ljubljana. The rooms are simple and they can accomodate 3 to 4 people.
An alternative accommodation with a higher quality can be the
Hotel Kuhar (few minutes drive from the workshop site) offering Bed & Breakfast in single, double or family room. People chosing this accommodation will still have their meals at Hotel Slatnar (the workshop site).

The workshop location is approximately 1080 m high, very close to the International Slovenian Airport, about 30 km north of Ljubljana and approximately 45 km south of Klagenfurt (Austria).
Shuttles to and from the Airport can be arranged.

The workshop in Slovenia is currently "on hiatus".