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Florida Guitar Foundation

Classical Guitar Competition

March 16-17, 2019

Participation Fee: $90

Competitors will be evaluated on their technique, musicianship, and overall presentation. Judges’ comments will not be made available to competitors. Competitors are encouraged to inquire for comments from the judges directly only after the competition has ended.

Choice of music is entirely at the discretion of the competitor. All music must be performed from memory. A competitor may perform the same or different music from round to round without penalty. It is expected that every competitor’s choice of music fits within the time allowed for each round. If a competitor exceeds the given time allotted, that competitor will be asked to stop but at no penalty to his/her evaluation. All judges’ decisions are final.

Registration covers one (1) entry to the competition, master classes, and admission to performances by Pavel Steidl, and Aniello Desiderio.

By entering and by your presence here, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media by the Florida Guitar Foundation.

All master classes and competition events are free and open to the public. Due to limited space, not every student will have the opportunity to perform in masterclasses with the guest artists. Performing students will be chosen by random drawing.

Per U.S. IRS regulations, prizes awarded to non-U.S. citizens may be subject to tax withholding, dependent upon current tax treaty between the U.S. and the winner’s country of citizenship. U.S. citizens who are awarded prizes will not have tax withheld, and will receive an IRS Form 1099 from the Florida Guitar Foundation at the end of the year if the total of earnings are $600 or more.

No refunds.

Open Competition (All Ages)

Rules

• The Florida Guitar Foundation Classical Guitar Competition is open to all classical guitarists regardless of age and nationality.
• Eight competitors will be chosen to play in the Semi-final round.
• Three competitors will be chosen to perform in the Final Round.
• All judges decisions are final.
• Judges comments will not made available to competitors.
• All music must be performed from memory.
• Previous 1st prize winners are not eligible to participate.

Repertoire
• Preliminary Round:
o 7 minutes of free repertoire
• Semi-Final Round:
o 10 minutes of free repertoire
• Final Round:
o 20 minutes of free repertoire
o Must include at least two (2) contrasting works
o Must include one composition of at least five (5) minutes length that has not been played in the previous rounds.

Choice of music is entirely at the discretion of the competitor. A competitor may perform the same or different music from round to round without penalty.

It is expected that every competitor’s choice of music fits within the time allowed for each round. If a competitor exceeds the given time allotted, that competitor will be asked to stop but at no penalty to his/her evaluation.

 

Prizes

1st Prize: $3,500
2nd Prize: $1,500
3rd Prize: $750

 

Past Winners

2018
1st Prize: Alvaro Miranda
2nd Prize: Matthew Gillen
3rd Prize: Misael Barraza-Diaz

2017
1st Prize: Stephen Lochbaum
2nd Prize: Henry Johnston
3rd Prize: Robbie Brown

Youth Competition (Under 18)

Rules

• The Florida Guitar Foundation Youth Classical Guitar Competition is open to all classical guitarists regardless nationality that are currently enrolled in high school (or younger).
• Three competitors will be chosen to perform in the Final Round.
• All judges decisions are final.
• Judges comments will not made available to competitors.
• All music must be performed from memory.
• Previous 1st prize winners are not eligible to participate.

Repertoire
• Preliminary Round:
o 7 minutes of free repertoire
• Final Round:
o 15 minutes of free repertoire
o Must include at least two (2) contrasting works

Choice of music is entirely at the discretion of the competitor. A competitor may perform the same or different music from round to round without penalty.

It is expected that every competitor’s choice of music fits within the time allowed for each round. If a competitor exceeds the given time allotted, that competitor will be asked to stop but at no penalty to his/her evaluation.

 

 

 

Prizes

1st Prize: $500
2nd Prize: $300
3rd Prize: $200

 

Past Winners

2018
1st Prize: Matteus Cobo
2nd Prize: Patricia Hernandez
3rd Prize: Benjamin La Cruz

2017
1st Prize: Sean McCrary
2nd Prize: Patricia Hernandez
3rd Prize: Bobby Bush

March 16-17, 2019

Clarke Recital Hall,
University of Miami

5501 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Gusman Concert Hall,
University of Miami

1314 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Clarke Recital Hall

Gusman Concert Hall

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Evening Concerts

Pavel Steidl

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

Aniello Desiderio

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 8:00pm

Mayfair Hotel & Spa

800.433.4555
3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
 
Those wishing to call-in their reservations can identify themselves as guests of the Florida Guitar Foundation and use the Rate Code: FGF

Rodeway Inn South Miami

305.667.6664
5959 S.W. 71st Street
South Miami, FL 33143
 

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