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Guitare acoustique


The classical guitar is an art of delicate and complex contours, offering a fascinating diversity of styles and techniques. Although its definition is subject to many interpretations, the masters of this instrument have referred to the classical guitar as a veritable miniature orchestra, capable of encompassing an entire symphony.


By taking part in the MIGS Classical Masters Camp, you'll immerse yourself in the world of these classical guitar virtuosos. You'll have the opportunity to explore and perfect these techniques alongside the most eminent specialists in contemporary classical guitar. A unique opportunity to work alongside Thibault Cauvin, the world's most awarded classical guitarist!


This camp will open the door to a variety of musical styles, from Baroque nuances to the spellbinding eloquence of Spanish guitar, as well as refined interpretation methods. In fact, playing classical guitar is an invitation to plunge into the depths of this exquisite instrument, to compose original melodies and weave unique musical narratives. For music lovers seeking a captivating and artistic experience, the MIGS Classical Masters Camps offer an enchanting journey into the world of the classical guitar!



Thibault Cauvin


Pierre Willimann

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Monica Torti

outstanding camp

This camp offers a unique programme, specially created by world-renowned virtuoso Thibault Cauvin, who will provide personalised coaching throughout the week.

Every morning, Thibault will share a new technique, an unreleased musical passage, or an innovative concept with the entire group. Then, each afternoon, he will dedicate time to individual exchanges with one or two people, depending on the number of participants. This will give you the opportunity to interact with Thibault, discuss your musical projects, and explore your guitar career.

Thibault will also introduce new exclusive compositions specifically created for this camp. We want you to bring 2 or 3 pieces you're currently working on to perform them in front of Thibault and benefit from his insightful advice.

We're looking forward to seeing you at this camp and offering you this fantastic opportunity for sharing and learning from one of the most prestigious classical guitarists in the world!


The camp takes place over 5 days, from Monday, April 22nd to Friday, April 26th, 2024. The get-in starts on Sunday, the 21st at 3 p.m. with a welcome drink followed by an introductory concert by the artists.

The day begins with workshops led by the artists, offering participants a unique opportunity to explore new musical perspectives. These workshops are designed to encourage interaction, where participants can ask questions and engage with the artists, fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas and expertise.

Afternoons are dedicated to interactive sessions where participants receive personalized advice, discover new musical techniques and concepts, and engage with the artists. These moments aim to enhance participants' skills and absorb the teachings provided by the artists.

Evenings feature concerts or/and open-mic sessions. While your participation is recommended, it's not mandatory.

The artists provide personalized attention to enhance the students' skills.



At the end of the camp on Friday, April 26th, you have the opportunity to continue your musical immersion at the Montreux International Guitar Show, taking place from Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th.

Students of the MIGS Masters Camps benefit from a special price on the "all access" pass.


9:15 - 10:30 AM: Workshop with a renowned artist, providing ample time to delve into the lives of artists and encouraging students to ask any questions they desire to enhance their experience and musical knowledge.

10:30 - 10:45 AM: Coffee break and room change.

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM: First small group session to work on new exercises and techniques proposed by the artists, who will be available to assist you.

12:00 - 1:30 PM: Lunch break, communal mealtime.

1:30 - 2:45 PM: Second small group session with another artist to explore new exercises and techniques.

3:00 - 4:30 PM: Masterclass - an in-depth learning moment on a specific topic where participants can ask questions, receive personalized guidance, and explore specific aspects of guitar playing.

4:45 - 6:00 PM: Individual lessons or free time. Each participant has the opportunity for one-on-one sessions with an artist, receiving specific guidance to improve their technique and playing.

6:00 - 7:00 PM: End of the camp day. Participants have free time to explore Montreux, practice their instrument, or relax before dinner.

7:00 - 8:30 PM: Dinner.

8:30 PM - 12:00 AM: Concerts and/or Open-Mic sessions.

Please note: The above schedule represents an example of a typical day at the MIGS Masters Camp. Timings and mentioned sessions are subject to change to best meet the group's needs and interests. The final schedule will be communicated to registered participants at a later date.



  • Participants will learn to interpret pieces with emotion and expressivity, using phrasing and dynamics techniques to create quality performances.


  • The artists will share their tips on stage preparation and performance, helping participants to manage their emotions and deliver memorable concerts.

  • Exchanges and Networking: Participants will have the opportunity to exchange with world-renowned artists and build a valuable network of contacts in the music world.


  • Quality exercises to perfect your classical guitar playing

  • Discover the warm-up routines and techniques of the greatest artists

The basics of music theory, including harmony and score reading, will be covered to reinforce musical understanding.


  • The artists will share their expertise in classical interpretation, showing students how to perform pieces specially chosen for the camp.

  • You can also get advice on your own compositions or how to compose new pieces.


  • The artists will teach their techniques, such as counterpoint, expressivity, corporality, rhythm and much more.

The above-mentioned themes are provided for informational purposes; modifications can be made by the coaches, management, or the group based on common interests.




We want every student to get the most out of our camps. For this reason, and in everyone's interest, an intermediate to advanced level is required for this camp.

Thibault Cauvin selects the students for this camp. Send us your musical CV (resume) to be considered. Responses to your application will be sent between February and March 2024.



  • Know how to read a score (don't panic, it won't be sight-reading!)

  • Knowledge of the notes on the instrument, at least the first two bass strings E and A



  • A few years of classical guitar playing 

  • Some major and minor arpeggios/scales

  • Classical technique



  • Know of a few classical pieces - previous experience of the repertoire

  • Understand the codes of classical style

  • Willingness to learn

Truck Bed Session Guitare

CHF 2'440.- incl. all taxes

Included in the base price:

  • 5 course days

  • 1 private interview session with coaches

  • 2 coffees per day (breaks)

  • 5 lunches

  • 5 evening meals

  • Room hire

  • Access to evening Open Mic

  • 3 invitations to MIGS 2024 (April 26-28)

  • Special price on the 3-day ALL ACCESS pass for MIGS 2024 (from CHF 90.- instead of CHF 190.-)

Not included in the basic price:

  • Transport

  • Alcohol and snacks

  • Additional tours or excursions

  • Personal music equipment

  • Parking

  • Accommodation 

  • Breakfast

After sending your registration, you will receive an invoice with the chosen options. Your participation in the camp will be confirmed upon receipt of the full payment.

This camp will take place with a minimum of 15 students. MIGS Academy reserves the right to cancel the camp if the number of students is insufficient. In such cases, registrations will be refunded.


To ensure you don't worry about accommodation arrangements, we offer an affordable accomodation option with single or double rooms in the heart of Montreux at our partner's HIM Business School.

We do not mark up the accommodation, and you always have the option to arrange accomodation independently.


  • Breakfast is not included.

  • Limited number of rooms: first come, first served.

Price per person per night (incl. tourist tax):

  • Single room: CHF 95.-

  • Double room: CHF 64.-

(Prices subject to change by the partner)

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