The 4th edition of the International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini & Festival will kick off on Friday 27 April 2018 with a concert by the young French guitar duo Antoine Boyer & Samuelito together with Sébastien Giniaux (guitar), William Brunard (bass), Karine Gonzalez (dance) and Paco el Lobo (voice). Antoine Boyer (1996) and Samuel Rouesnel “Samuelito” (1993) met at the Conservatoire de Paris in Gérard Abiton’s classical guitar class. They soon started to play together and developed a new duet repertoire combining different influences and techniques (jazz, flamenco, classical, pop...). At the opening concert there will be an exciting program of flamenco, gypsy and Piazzolla music. Other special events scheduled at the cciMB 2018 include an early music concert with guitar, lute and mandolin (Saturday 28 April) and Masterclasses by Jury members Stephan Schmidt and Michael Hampel.