Since 2006, Síntese – GMC has organized, with the Municipal Theatre of Guarda, eleven editions of “Síntese”, the Contemporary Music Cycle of Guarda
Most of the new music written for Síntese – GMC was premiered at this festival.
Several chamber groups and solosists have performed at this festival: Proxima Cebtauri, Ensemble Les Temps Modernes, Vortex Ensemble, Smash Ensemble, Ensemble L’Imaginaire, Paulo Álvares, Frauke Aulbert, Magnet Duo, Performa Ensemble, among others.
This year of 2018 the 12th edition of the Contemporary Music Cycle of Guarda will take place. For this edition the festival will grow: it will be held at Guarda, Castelo Branco and Viseu, with more concerts, conferences and masterclasses.