Southwest Guitar Symposium
The 2023 edition of the Symposium will take place March 10 – 12 in the beautiful city of San Antonio, hosted by the University of Texas – San Antonio School of Music. 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 Spanish guitar virtuosa, Andrea Gonzalez-Caballero co-sponsored by Casa de España, Zohn-Li Guitar Duo, Duo Fortis – Alejandro Montiel and Isaac Bustos, Dr. Elliot Frank, the winners of the 2022 SWGS Competitions, Ben Johnson and Aytahn Benavi, the UTSA Guitar Ensemble, and guest performance by Dr. Jeong-Eun Lee, Piano. Additionally, the SWGS hosts solo competitions for High-School and Open Division Categories. See below for event schedule. All events are free admission and open to the public Friday, March 10, 2023 (Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a last-minute cancellation of Friday's events) 7:00 p.m. – Duo Fortis with Jeong-Eun Lee Saturday, March 11, 2023 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – HS and Collegiate Competitions 4:00 p.m.– 2022 Southwest Guitar Symposium Winners Concert – Ben Johnson and Aytahn Benavi 7:00 p.m.– Concert – Andrea Gonzalez-Caballero Sunday March 12, 2023 2:00 PM – UTSA Guitar Studio Showcase Recital 5:00PM – Closing Concert – Dr. Elliot Frank and Zohn-Li Guitar Duo"