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Welcome to the Southwest Guitar Symposium 2021!

Dear guitarists, enthusiasts and friends:


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the second annual Southwest Guitar Symposium. The 2021 edition of the Symposium will take place March 19 – 21. In order to accommodate and adapt to the challenges imposed by the global pandemic, the SWGS is being held virtually.


We are thrilled to bring a variety of programming and performances by distinguished concert artists from around the world! This year we have the distinct pleasure to present Rene Izquierdo (Cuba/USA), Michael Partington (UK/USA), Ibison Duo (Canada/USA), Dr. Andrew Zohh (USA), Dr. Isaac Bustos (Nicaragua/USA), Dr. Nicole Cherry (USA), Johnny Peña (USA), and the UTSA Guitar Ensemble. In addition to concerts, all of our guest artists will conduct masterclasses for UTSA guitar students.


We hope that you will join us for what promises to be an uplifting, exciting, and enriching event!


- Dr. Isaac Bustos, Artistic Director



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Insights from Phenomenal Artists

Gain invaluable insights from 9 of the world's leading guitarists, instructors, and pedagogues - all streamed directly to your home or classroom!


One Big Community

Guitarists from all over the world will be attending this virtual festival. Join them and join the conversation! Ask questions, provide insights, and connect with the world's largest community of guitarists during this two-day event.

Daily Festivities Include:

  • Live Masterclasses

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An Incredible Artist Roster:


Rene Izquierdo

Cuban-born René Izquierdo is a unique artist and passionate educator whose career has been dedicated to inspiring individuals and connecting communities. René’s multi-faceted approach endeavors to continue creating experiences that enrich people’s lives and add beauty to our world.


Li - Zohn Duo

The musical relationship between guitarists Erdong Li and Andrew Zohn began in 2013 as student and teacher.  Li moved from his native China to pursue graduate studies under Zohn’s direction at the Schwob School of Music (Columbus State University). Upon Li’s joining the faculty of the Schwob School in 2018, the two formed this exciting new duo and are performing a diverse program which includes Rossini, Couperin, Gnattali, and Zohn.


Michael Partington

Michael Partington is one of the most engaging concert players of his generation. Praised by Classical Guitar Magazine for his “lyricism, intensity and clear technical command,” this award-winning British guitarist has performed to unanimous critical praise.


Ibison Guitar Duo

The vibrant and energetic Ibison Guitar Duo, Janet Grohovac and Chad Ibison, have been performing together since 2010 and are based in Austin, Texas. The Ibison Guitar Duo performs throughout the US and abroad.

Festival Director

Dr. Isaac Bustos

“Soulful and virtually flawless,” hails the Portland Oregonian and the Boston Globe writes, “In warm, round tones, the notes of Bach cascaded from the guitar, every note correct and played without hesitation.” Classical guitarist, pedagogue and educator Dr. Isaac Bustos, enjoys an extensive performing career that has taken him to Canada, Central America, Europe, China, and all over the US.

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