Review and comments on the Richmond Music Festival 2014

by this year's adjudicator Don Hlus, Chair of Music Department and guitar instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

I was very impressed with not only the organization of the Richmond Music Festival; I was even more impressed by the high calibre of the student performances. It was great to see such a wonderfully broad range of ages and levels. It was an honour and privilege to work with them all.

Best of all, it is awesome to see the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society taking a leadership role in supporting young artists throughout the lower mainland. Of equal importance, the VCGS’s activities in hosting concerts of world-class artists and community events for guitar enthusiasts of all ages, it has matured into being an integral part of the Vancouver music scene. To the executive and all the volunteers that have made this happen, I applaud your on-going commitment to the art and promotion of the classical guitar.

My only hope or wish is that more students, regardless of age, would take advantage and participate in these events.