We are an educational, social and cultural project of decentralization that educates through classical music; encourages cultural and artistic exchange between musicians from different latitudes; and promotes culture through the formation of new audiences, the circulation of knowledge, and social appropriation.
Transform education, creating fundamental and stimulating tools for the new generations through music. With this, we can solve problems that afflict us in different areas, sensitizing the participants and the public, and thus establishing an environment of tolerance and respect.
Respect for the authenticity of the creative act and the artist.
Promote respect for the artist and his work as a professional.
Provide a unique work environment based on respect and dignity.
Understand diversity as the essential component of our events.
Generate platforms that strengthen the relationship between the academia and the practice within art.
What is the project about?
The International Music Festival Guaranda arises in response to the need to develop cultural and educational processes in the central region of Ecuador, specifically in Guaranda, being inspired by the educational project of the Orquesta Sinfónica Infanto-Juvenil of Guaranda.
The festival is based on two fundamental pillars: educational and interpretive. The educational pillar provides comprehensive training through workshops, seminars, and master classes. Some of the main activities are the Conducting, Improvisation and Composition Workshop; Seminars in Leadership, Practice Techniques, Entrepreneurship, Creativity in Art, Experiences of Musicians on Stage; Musical career; Presentation of Scholarships for Artists to Study Abroad; and, Master Classes of violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, and percussion, among others.
The second pillar that structures the festival is the interpretive one which consists of concerts of academic music, world music, and world literature. For this version, we have artists and soloists from Canada, the United States, Panama, Colombia, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, Spain and Ecuador.