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Florida Guitar Foundation’s

2021 Virtual International Classical Guitar Competition

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We are going virtual!

Just like last year’s, this edition of the Florida Guitar Foundation’s International Classical Guitar Competition will take place in a virtual format.

Youth Division

Under 18

Open to all classical guitarists of all nationalities younger than 18 years old as of September 1, 2021. Previous 1st prize winners are not eligible to participate.

Intermediate Division

Under 25

Open to all classical guitarists of all nationalities younger than 25 years old as of September 1, 2021. Previous 1st prize winners are not eligible to participate.

Open Division

All Ages

Open to all classical guitarists of all ages and nationalities. Previous 1st prize winners are not eligible to participate.

Dates and Deadlines

Schedule 2021

 

1st round submission deadline for all divisions:

Sunday, August 22, 2021

12pm ET

 

Open Division semifinalists, Intermediate and Youth Division finalists announced:

Saturday, August 28, 2021

 

Semifinal submission deadline for Open Division:

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – 12pm ET

 

Final submission deadline for Intermediate and Youth Divisions:

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – 12pm ET

 
Open Division finalists announced:

Saturday, September 4, 2021

 
Intermediate and Youth Division winners announced:

Saturday, September 4, 2021

 
Final submission deadline for Open Division:

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 – 11 pm ET

 

Open Division winners announced:

Saturday, September 11, 2021

 

Process

First Round:

The first-round application video submitted must be a newly recorded, unedited live performance uploaded to a streaming service. Applicants should submit their first-round application videos here. 

Applicants MUST introduce themselves at the start of the video and state that:

“My name is ______. This video is my submission for the 1st round of the 2021 Florida Guitar Foundation guitar competition.”

The introduction MUST BE part of the unedited video. Participants are not allowed to add an introduction to the video of the performance.

Video Title must follow this template:

2021 Florida Guitar Foundation Competition – Competitor’s name – Division 

Your video should have the following information in the video description:

This is my application video for the 1st round of the 2021 Florida Guitar Foundation Competition
Division
Competitor’s country of origin
Name of Repertoire performed:
Piece 1. [time stamp 00:00 – piece title – composer]
Piece 2. [time stamp 00:00 – piece title – composer]
Etc.

Semifinal and Final Rounds

Competitors advancing to the next rounds of the competition will be contacted directly and given specific instructions for their final submissions.

Your entry constitutes your consent to your videos, audio, recording, age, and personal names to any use, in any and all media by the Florida Guitar Foundation.

Past Winners

Youth Division

2020 – Qianzheng Wang
2019 – Angela Hernandez
2018 – Matteus Cobo
2017 – Sean McCreary

Intermediate Division

2020 –  Özberk Miraç Sarıgül 

Open Division

2020 – Carlotta Dalia
2019 – Dragos Ilie
2018 – Alvaro Miranda
2017 – Stephen Lochbaum

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