Founded in 2009, the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society is a membership-based, not-for-profit society registered under the laws of West Bengal, India, dedicated to promoting the interests and aspirations of classical guitar professionals, students, teachers and guitar-music lovers of India.
In 2010 the Society hosted the first Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival & Competition ‘Nikita Koshkin’. This was the first time in India that internationally acclaimed class guitar maestros from 16 countries performed and taught participants from over 25 countries. Each year since, CCGS has hosted an international festival and competition in December putting Calcutta on the global map for classical guitar.
Buoyed by this success, the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society widened its role and has become an active promoter of many genres of music. The Society is trying to bring live music to people at all levels of society through series of concerts in diverse environments and the pioneering work of the Society is reflected in Live In Concert, Live In India, Live In School, Live In Park and Live In Youth.
The Society has also been active in bringing international level classical guitar training to India. They hosted the Johannes Möller Guitar Camp 2011 in March 2011 and the Summer Academy 2012 with Denis Azabagic and Eugenia Moliner in July 2012.