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2nd Korea International Guitar Festival Announced

Posted By Erin Young, Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The 2nd Korea International Guitar Festival organized by the Korea Guitar Association has been announced. 

 

August 11th – 15th, 2016 (Thursday-Sunday)
Yangpyeong Hyundai Bloomvista
- International Guitar Competition
- Concerts
- Seminar
- Amateur classes
- Guitar exhibition
Info about the International Competition
Participation fee: 80 US $ (free for full paying participants of masterclasses)
Date: August 12th – 14th 
Application deadline: July 17th 
Please send a completed application form and audio file for preliminary round.
Preliminary round: Per audio, July 17th, 2016
Main round: August 12th, 2PM
Final round: August 14th, 3 PM
Requirements: participants must be born after January 1st, 1983 and before December 31th, 2002 (age 13 to 14)
I. Rewards and Prizes
-First:  6,000,000 KRW (and one handmade classical guitar by Seo Minseog)
-Second:  3,000,000 KRW 
-Third: 1,000,000 KRW 
*Prize money will be paid after tax deduction
Guest Professors:
Benjamin Verdery (USA, Professor at Yale University), hear juror
Leon Koudelak (Czech Republic, Art Director of Thailand Guitar Festival) 
Danny Yeh (Taiwan, Professor of Shanghai Conservatory)
Ian O'Sullivan (USA, Hawaiian Ukuleleist)
Seong Woo Lee, Jangsoo Jun, Manjae Sou (Korea, classical guitarists)
Videos:

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Guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin Wins The Respighi Prize 2016

Posted By Erin Young, Friday, June 17, 2016

The Chamber Orchestra of New York, in affiliation with Bologna, Italy, has announced the Winner of 5th edition of the The Respighi Prize: Guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin (Russia). Mr. Pakhomkin, the first Russian-born artist to win The Respighi Prize, will be featured during the orchestra's 2017/18 Season "Masterwork Series" at Carnegie Hall.

Click the link below to see Piotr Pakhomkin playing Francisco Tárrega's "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" at The Kennedy Center:
https://youtu.be/JevDnXjqCQk

Finalists: Emanuela Battigelli (harp, Italy), Elisabeth Plank (harp, Austria), Christopher Goodpasture (piano, USA).

For more information on Piotr Pakhomkin visit his website here: piotrguitar.com
For more information regarding the Respighi Prize click here: chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/the-respighi-prize

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Incontri Chitarristici di Gargnano at Lake Garda in Italy

Posted By Erin Young, Saturday, May 21, 2016

Though not officially announced yet, the dates and rules for the Incontri Chitarristici di Gargnano at Lake Garda in Italy with Oscar Ghiglia, Massimo Lonardi and Elena Papandreou have been released in advance. 

The dates will be as follows:

July 15th, 2016 is the deadline for sending the youtube video for the eliminatory round of the competition by e-mail, as well as all the required documents (see the attached rules for details).

August 26th and 27th, 2016 semi-final and final of the competition.

August 27th auditions for the course will take place.

The course will take place from the 28th of August to the 5th of September.

The rules for the International Gargnano Competition can now be found in these links:

English: Here.

Italian: Here. 

 Attached Files:

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Boston GuitarFest 11 "Viva España!" Announced

Posted By Erin Young, Monday, May 16, 2016

Boston GuitarFest 11: Viva España!
June 15-19
Boston, MA
New England Conservatory and Northeastern University

 

Eliot Fisk, New England Conservatory, and Northeastern University host a week of concerts, classes, competitions, and expos, this year on a Spanish theme. Full participants, auditors, and competitors can receive earlybird rates by registering before May 30, 2016. 

 

Classes. Each full participant receives 2 lessons with faculty, with the possibility of one being a masterclass with Eliot Fisk, Oscar Ghiglia, or Joaquin Clerch.

 

Competitions. Performance competition winners receive a cash award, a prize guitar by Noe Zalapa, and a concert at the next year's festival. 

 

Concerts. Nightly concerts celebrating the Spanish theme, including appearances by Anabel Montesinos, Grisha Goryachev, Zaira Meneses, Joaquin Clerch, Oscar Ghiglia, Eliot Fisk, and more. 

 

Activities. From a luthier's expo to round-table discussions to a museum visit, there are plenty of options to experience Boston and enjoy the GuitarFest community. 
A full schedule and registration options are available at www.bostonguitarfest.org

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Register now for the Video Round of Guitar Masters 2016 competition

Posted By Erin Young, Monday, May 16, 2016


When: May 01 - July 31
Where: Wrocław, Poland (or ONLINE)
 

Are you a guitarist, looking for international exposure? Register now for the Video Round of Guitar Masters 2016 competition, based in Wroclaw (Poland). It offers the highest awards in the world in 2016 (I Prize: 20 000 EUR) and features great artists on the Jury, led by Oscar Ghiglia. GM2016 is the XIX edition of Wroclaw Guitar Festival, organized in autumn of 2016 as part of the program of the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016. Visit www.guitarmasters.pl to register today!

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XIII Alhambra International Guitar Competition Announced

Posted By Erin Young, Friday, May 6, 2016

XIII Alhambra International Competition, 2016

We are pleased to inform that the rules of the XIII Alhambra International Competition, which will take place in 2016, are already available on this website http://www.concursoalhambra.com/.

Do not miss this opportunity,there are over 30.000 euros in prizes, concerts, recordings...We want to be your dream!The conquest of this dream is possible and it is worth a try.Sign up and participate."Success can be achieved and maintained by those who keep trying it”

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Registration for the Video Round of Guitar Masters 2016 competition announced

Posted By Erin Young, Friday, May 6, 2016
Are you a classical guitarist, looking for international exposure? Register now for the Video Round of Guitar Masters 2016 competition, based in Wroclaw (Poland). It offers the highest awards in the world in 2016 (I Prize: 20 000 EUR) and features great artists on the Jury, led by Oscar Ghiglia. GM2016 is the XIX edition of Wroclaw Guitar Festival, organized as part of the program of the European Capital of Culture Wroclaw 2016.
 
When: May 01 - June 30
Where: Wrocław, Poland (or ONLINE)
Visit www.guitarmasters.pl to register today!

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2016 Falletta Competition Deadline Approaching

Posted By Erin Young, Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The April 1st is the Application Deadline for this year's Falletta Competition is approaching!
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Artistic Directors, Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio at fallettacomp@aol.com.

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2016 Annual Texas Guitar Competition Results

Posted By Erin Young, Monday, March 14, 2016

The winners of the 2016 Texas Guitar Competition have been announced:

Youth Division I (ages 11-14)
1st Place: Aytahn Benavi
2nd Place: Lev Baker
3rd Place: Alex Youn

Youth Division II (ages 15-18)
1st Place: Gwenyth Aggeler
2nd Place: Noah Eckstein
3rd Place: Chloe Odorico

Dean’s Awards
Best Performance of Set Piece in Semi-Finals: Stephen Lochbaum
Best Performance of Set Piece in Finals: Silviu Ciulei
Audience Choice Award:  Silviu Ciulei

Adult Competition
1st Place: Silviu Ciulei
2nd Place: Stephen Lochbaum
3rd Place: Joerg Holzmann
4th Place: Ian Tuski

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2016 Pacific Guitar Festival and Competition Registration Deadline

Posted By Erin Young, Monday, February 22, 2016
  

Its that time of year! The 2016 Pacific Guitar Festival and Competition is set for Saturday February 27, 2016

 

.  Please check our website:www.pacificguitar.org

The registration form, competition rules are all available as PDF downloads on the website.  Please email your name/age if you or your students are competing by Wednesday February 24th topacificguitar@hotmail.com.

 

See you there!

 

PACIFIC GUITAR FESTIVAL 2016

Monrovia United Methodist Church

140 E. Palm Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016

www.pacificguitar.org

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