Groningen Guitar Festival & Competition



Program & Rules

•  Each candidate will perform a maximum of 10 minutes.
•  Free program: the competitor can freely choose the repertoire to perform for this competition.
•  The first round will take place at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen.
•  The results of the first round will be announced on March 1st 2023.
•  A maximum of 50 competitors will be admitted to the first round;
•  In case that DGF receives more then 50 applications: the first 50 applications we received will be given a priority.

  • Each candidate will perform a maximum of 20 minutes of free choice program.
  • It is not allowed to repeat repertoire from the previous round.
  • A maximum of 20 candidates will be selected to perform in the second round.
  • Each candidate will perform a maximum of 30 minutes of free choice program
  • It is not allowed to repeat repertoire from the previous rounds.
  • A maximum of 5 candidates will be selected to perform in the third round.

• The Honorary President will be appointed at the beginning of the Groningen Guitar Competition;
• The Honorary President will supervise the work of the jury throughout the Groningen Guitar Competition;
• In case of irregularities in the work of the jury, the Honorary President will immediately notify the Artistic Director;
• The 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, cannot 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;
• The 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• Points will not be published nor discussed with the candidates;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 the DGF and can only be used with the written permission of the DGF.


0 1st prize
0 2nd prize
0 3rd prize

Applications for the festival are open!