2nd Guitar Concerto Competition & Festival



Program & Rules

  • Obligatory program: Manuel María Ponce, Concierto del Sur or Heitor Villa-Lobos Concerto pour guitare et petit orchestre;
  • Each candidate can select only one concerto which will be performed in all rounds of the Guitar Concerto Competition;
  • In the First Round, each candidate will perform  15 minutes of free choice program, including the Cadenza of a chosen Concerto;
  • 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  22-23 minutes of free choice program, including one movement of the chosen concerto (the movement selection is up to each candidate);
  • The selected movement will be performed with a piano accompanist provided by DGF;
  • A rehearsal with a piano accompanist will be provided to each Semi Finalist on the 12th of Februari 2020;
  • Maximum 20 candidates will be selected to perform in the Semi Finale.
  • The entire concerto will be performed with DGF Orchestra under the baton of Dimitris Spouras;
  • On the 15th of February 2020 a rehearsal with orchestra will be provided to each Finalist;
  • Maximum 4 finalists will be selected to perform in Grande Finale.
  • Honorary President will be appointed at the beginning of the Guitar Concerto Competition;
  • Honorary President will supervise the work of jury throughout the Guitar Concerto 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, 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;
  • 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  • Points will not be published nor discussed with the candidates;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.


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

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