Centre d'art La Chapelle, salle de spectacles à Québec


Salon international de Guitare de Québec

Québec International Guitar Show

Each year, the Québec International Guitar Show is a major meeting in the musical landscape of Quebec City. Born from the desire to invite artists, artisans and fans of the fingerstyle acoustic guitar to a unique event, it takes place every year in November at centre d’art La Chapelle.

In addition to concert evenings offered by internationally renowned guitarists, there are two days of exhibition-encounters with 16 luthier craftsmen, real stars for guitarists, who share their passion and exhibit their masterpieces. Visitors can also enjoy mini-concerts every hour and try out some of the most unusual guitars.

The centre d’art La Chapelle is proud to offer this annual meeting to music lovers and thus contribute to the development of the fingerstyle acoustic guitar!

The Québec International Guitar Show will be held this year from November 1st to 4th, 2018 and will propose this year 2 exhibition days and 3 evenings of concerts!


Two concerts a night, November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2018, will be presented by internationally renowned guitarists.
THURSDAY, November 1st, 2018, 8 pm
Calum Graham (Canada):  fingerstyle guitar
Andy McKee (United States):  fingerstyle guitar
Ticket : $42 CAD
FRIDAY, November 2nd, 2018, 8 pm
Antoine Dufour (Canada) : fingerstyle guitar
François Sciortino (France) : fingerstyle guitar
Ticket : $42 CAD
SATURDAY, November 3rd, 2018, 8 pm
Andy Wahlberg (United States) : Harp guitar
Andrea Valeri (Italy): Acoustic guitar
Ticket : $42 CAD

TICKETS for the concerts

At the centre d’art La Chapelle, by phone and online.
Ticketing: 620, av. Plante, Quebec, Quebec G1M 3R5
Phone: (418) 641-6032


When you purchase a ticket for the three shows in the same transaction, get the free pass for the activities during the day ($15 value). By phone only, not available online.


Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, 2018
10 am to 5 pm

Guitar show - Mini concerts - Meeting with luthiers and guitarists

The luthiers invite you to the Show Saturday and Sunday November 3rd and 4th , 2018 to share their passion. It will be an opportunity to offer everyone a meeting place where you can admire the masterpieces they create.

In addition to the exhibition of dozens of guitars, you can attend mini concerts, meet luthiers and musicians and try guitars out of the ordinary.

Ancient music concert on rare guitars: Alexandre Voboam 1665 and Pracht 1776

David Jacques, interpretation of early music (guitars and lutes)

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Prelude of Francesco Corbetta (1648) on original guitar Alexandre Voboam c.1665. Two great names of the French Baroque guitar!

David Jacques

Holder of a doctorate in interpretation of early music (guitars and lutes) from the University of Montreal, David Jacques has collaborated on more than 50 recordings under the labels XXI-21, ATMA, Oz and Analekta, many of which have been nominated at ADISQ, JUNO, Opus and ECHO Classik. His Pièces de guitare de Mr Rémy Médard (2008), Tango Boréal (2012) and Pampa Blues (2014) have earned him Opus Awards. Very active here and abroad, he has given more than 3500 concerts in more than 35 countries and on five continents.

He will be present Saturday and Sunday to interpret works for guitar written in the 17th and 18th centuries on a rare original guitar Alexandre Voboam 1665 and on a Pracht 1776 in perfect state of restoration.


Cost of the exhibition days: $15, ticket valid for 2 days (November 3rd  and 4th, 2018)

At the centre d’art La Chapelle and by phone only.

Ticketing: 620, av. Plante, Quebec, Quebec G1M 3R5
Phone: (418) 641-6032

FRIDAY, November 2nd, 2018, 10 am

Master class with Antoine Dufour and François Sciortino

Two exceptional guitarists share their knowledge! Each offers one hour of master class, with an in between short break.

Antoine Dufour
Antoine demonstrates his different perspective and approach to contemporary acoustic guitar. It demystifies the techniques of playing harmonics, percussion on the guitar, left and right hand techniques, open tunings, phrasing and many other techniques. He also discusses his method of composition and arrangement on the guitar.

François Sciortino
With ten albums to his credit, many teaching methods and DVDs, François Sciortino has become a reference in the French guitar scene. In this master class will be tackled the different aspects that have built his style. From Travis picking to waltz musette, calypso and blues, as well as the use of partial capodastres that open up new horizons for composition and arrangement.


Cost of the Master class: $10
At the centre d’art La Chapelle and by phone only.
Ticketing: 620, av. Plante, Quebec, Quebec G1M 3R5
Phone : (418) 641-6032
Master class with Antoine Dufour et François Sciortino
FRIDAY, November 2nd, 2018, 10 am
Master class with
Antoine Dufour et François Sciortino
Cost: $10
Exposants du Salon International de Guitare de Québec 2018