The 23rd annual Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition will kick off from Sep 1-3 at Avani Sukhumvit, featuring world class talent and a chance for Bangkok hopefuls to test their mettle against the best. 
The event—from the Thailand Guitar Society in association with Savarez Strings, the Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University, and Fai-Fah—will feature three days of guitar-focused festivities, competition, and learning on the classical guitar. 
The opening concert, the guitar test, and mini-concert—all in the Cashmere room at Avani—are free to attend, but the evening concert featuring nearly a dozen guitar talents from France to Vietnam, costs B500. 
There will be international talent such as Gérard Abiton and Leon Koudelak as well as talent from Thailand including Pongpat Pongpradit, Panuphan Prasithikunaporn, and Worrrapat Yansupap alongside the Siam Guitar Quartet and CGO Classic Guitar Orchestra.
In addition to the public masterclasses with award-winning guitarists, there will also be a private masterclass for would-be guitar gurus (B700).
The main competition will take place on the first and third day, with a junior competition on the second. The winner of the competition takes home a new guitar by Karl Heinz Roemmich, concert at the Guitar Festival Forum Gitarre Vienna, a variety of guitar accessories, and more. 
Visit AGIF for more information, and those wishing to sign up for the competition can follow this link.