Groningen Guitar Competition
Every second year we will have a Guitar Concerto Competition and the alternating year a Solo
Guitar Competition. For 2021 we will focus on solo guitar performance. The
guitar is a unique instrument with endless possibilities for solo repertoire.
Which pieces do you want to play? New artists are being born constantly and
every guitarist has something to say. We would love to hear your story and special artistry!
Groningen Guitar Competition is open to all candidates, regardless of their
nationality, age and background. Take a look at the exact competition
Program & Rules below and let us know if you have any questions!
Program & Rules
- Free program: The competitor can freely choose the repertoire to perform for this competition.
- The performance needs to be recorded in one take.
- A poster or drawing of the Dutch Guitar Foundation logo needs to be visible on the video. A special prize will be given to the most creative drawing of our logo, feel free to go crazy! 🙂 (Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org )
- In the First Round, each candidate will perform 10 minutes of free choice program.
- The video needs to be sent as a Youtube link by 27th of January (public or
- The results of the 1st round will be announced on February 3rd 2021.
- The final will take place live in Groningen at the Prince Claus Conservatoire.
- In case a finalist cannot make it to Groningen due to Covid-19 it will be possible to send a video instead.
- In the Final Round, each candidate will perform 30 min of free choice program.
- It is allowed to repeat program from the 1st Round.
- A maximum of 10 finalists will be selected to perform in the Grande Finale.
- Honorary President will be appointed at the beginning of the Groningen Guitar Competition;
- Honorary President will supervise the work of jury throughout the Groningen Guitar Competition;
- In case of irregularities in the work of jury, Honorary President will immediately notify the Artistic Director;
- Honorary President may cut off the performance in case that candidate exceeds the time limit given in the rules;
- Free selection repertoire chosen for one round, can be repeated in a later round;
- All repertoire must be performed by heart;
- Each candidate will be given a score between 0-25 points. The highest and lowest mark will be cut off. An average of the remaining marks will be calculated in order to determine the score of the candidate;
- Jury members cannot give points to their own current or past students;
- Prizes cannot be shared;
- Jury may decide not to award a particular prize in case that they are not satisfied with the performance level;
- Points will not be published nor discussed with the candidates;
- All candidates can approach any member of the Jury to ask for the feedback on their performance;
- The decision of the Jury is definite;
- All audio and video material recorded during the competition belongs to DGF and can only be used with the written permission of DGF.