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The Florida Guitar Foundation

Classical Guitar Competition

has been CANCELLED

Friday – March 13, 2020

Clarke Recital Hall

Concert – Rafael Padron:    8:00 pm

Saturday – March 14, 2020

 

Gusman Concert Hall

Open Competition 1st Round: 10:00 am

Master Class Irina Kulikova: 2-5pm

Clarke Recital Hall

Youth Competition 1st Round: 10:00 am

Master Class Tengyue Zhang: 2-5pm

Lecture, Dr. Musgrove Stetson – Music Memorization : 5-6 pm

Technique Workshop Tengyue Zhang: 6-7 pm

Volpe 203

Master Class Rafael Padron: 2-5pm

Competitors’ Reception: 8:00 pm

Location disclosed at registration

Sunday – March 15, 2020

Gusman Concert Hall

Open Competition Semifinals:    10:00am-12:00 pm

Master Class Rafael Padron:    1-4 pm

Youth Competition Finals:    4:15-5:00 pm

Open Competition Finals:    5:15-6:30 pm

Clarke Recital Hall

Master Class Tengyue Zhang:    1-4 pm

Concert – Irina Kulikova:    7:30 pm

CANCELLED – Evening Concerts

All events related to the 2020 Classical Guitar Competition have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

CANCELLED - Rafael Padron

Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8:00pm

CANCELLED - Irina Kulikova

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 7:30pm

March 13-15, 2020

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

Open Competition (All Ages)

Prizes

1st Prize: $3,500
+ a classical guitar built by luthier Bill Glez (valued at $7,000)
+ 1 competitor pass to the 2020 Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition
2nd Prize: $1,500
3rd Prize: $750
All finalists will receive products donated by D’Addario and Savarez

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.

Youth Competition (Under 18)

Prizes

1st Prize: $500
+ a full scholarship to the 2020 Interlochen Classical Guitar Institute, June 20-26, donated by the Interlochen Center for the Arts
2nd Prize: $300
3rd Prize: $200
All finalists will receive products donated by D’Addario and Savarez

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Competition Winners

2019

Dragos Ilie – 1st place
Jesus Serrano Huitron – 2nd place
Robby Brown – 3rd place

2018

Alvaro Miranda – 1st place
Matthew Gillen – 2nd place
Misael Barraza-Diaz – 3rd place

2017

Stephen Lochbaum – 1st place
Henry Johnston – 2nd place
Robby Brown – 3rd place

Youth Competition Winners

2019

Angela Hernandez – 1st place
Chase Schallen – 2nd place
Patricia Hernandez – 3rd place

2018

Matteus Cobo – 1st place
Patricia Hernandez – 2nd place
Benjamin La Cruz – 3rd place

2017

Sean McCrary – 1st place
Patricia Hernandez – 2nd place
Bobby Bush – 3rd place

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 Rafael Padron , and Irina Kulikova.

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 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.

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