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David Spelman is a curator and music producer working in recordings, films, and live events. Best known as the artistic director of the New York Guitar Festival, he's also widely acclaimed as an artistic advisor and guest curator for music festivals and performing-arts centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

a genuinely international event… curated by David Spelman, the man behind the world-renowned New York Guitar Festival. – Rolling Stone
To attract top-flight talent, Luminato tapped into<br />
the mind and rolodex of David Spelman – Toronto Globe and Mail
An epic event – Wall Street Journal
The excellent and diverse New York Guitar Festival… – The New Yorker
This innovative, stylistically elastic festival… – The New York Times
Never before have we had a festival like this… the Guitar Festival was a roaring success and an unqualified winner… whoever thought of it has seized on a brilliant idea and pulled it off remarkably well in its first year. The key was linking it up with the New York Guitar Festival and creating a southern sister to that event. – The Adelaide Review (Australia)
One of the world's most forward-thinking guitar festivals. – Fretboard Journal
A comprehensive celebration of all things picked, plucked and strummed… a guitar hound's paradise – Time Out New York
The Renowned New York Guitar Festival has spread its wings to Adelaide - The Melbourne Age (Australia)