The Mississippi Guitar Festival 2016 had a great turn out with around 30 participants coming from as far as California, Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana in addition to Mississippi. The participants in each category displayed an impressive level of guitar artistry.
Dr. Tanja Miric, coordinator of the festival and Guitar teacher at Belhaven, speaks about the guest artist:
“We were honored to have Ivan Rijos as our guest artist. Rijos presented a wonderful master class in which he challenged us to aim for effortless guitar playing that would serve for expressive music making. As a part of his evening recital, Rijos invited many of the participants to join him on the stage and play solo repertoire while Rijos improvised on it. Sharing the stage with Ivan Rijos was such a memorable and special experience for many of us that we will cherish it for a long time.”