Competitions

Rules

  1. As every year, the Festival organizes three guitar competitions exclusively for its students.
  2. The competition is open to guitar students of any nationality.
  3. The guitar competitions will be held the last day of the Festival, on Monday April 13, 2020
  4. First prize winners of previous years at Patras Festival can not take part in the same Category this year.
  5. Competitors can not take part more than one Category of the guitar competition.
  6. The committee consists of five members, Greek and foreign guitar soloists and teachers.
  7. The three competitions will take place at the Concert Hall of Philharmoniki Foundation Conservatory of Patras as follows:
  • CATEGORY A / Competition for students up to 12 years old (born after January 1st, 2008)
  • CATEGORY B / Competition for students up to 16 years old (born after January 1st, 2004)
  • CATEGORY C / Competition for students of any age


Repertory

  • CATEGORY A : a) One Study for guitar or one piece of an early music composer

b) One free choice guitar piece

(Maximum total duration: 6 minutes for the program of Category A)


  • CATEGORY B : a) One guitar piece (Study, Prelude, Minuet, Mazurka etc.)

b) One free choice guitar piece

(Maximum total duration: 8 minutes for the program of Category B)


  • CATEGORY C : a) One or more guitar works of an early music composer (Renaissance or Baroque)

b) One or more free choice guitar works

(Maximum total duration: 13 minutes for the program of category C)


Prizes

  • CATEGORY A : 1st Prize: Guitar ARIA Mod A-30S (with case) € 340

2nd Prize: Music books € 150

3rd Prize: Music books € 100


  • CATEGORY B : 1st Prize: Guitar Almansa Mod. 457 (with case) € 1.600

2nd Prize: Music books € 150

3rd Prize: Music books € 100


  • CATEGORY C : 1st Prize: A Spruce guitar by Nicholas Ioannou (New York) $ 10.000 plus a guitar concert at Patras International Guitar Festival 2021

2nd Prize: Guitar Admira A-18 (with case) € 1.050

3rd Prize: Music books € 150


Compliments!

The guitar of ten thousand dollars ($ 10.000.-) which is the first Prize of Category C, is a donation of the guitar maker Nicholas Ioannou (New York). According to the guitar maker it is an instrument made of hard materials (rare Brazilian Jacarada wood more than 100 years old on the sides of the instrument and back, old German fine spruce on the lid, African ebony on the fingerboard with Honduras mahogany on the neck, French vinyl finish etc).

All the other Prizes of Categories A , B and C are a donation of the Music House K. Papagrigoriou - H. Nakas, Panepistimiou 39 (www.Panasmusic.com)

Our compliments to Nicholas Ioannou and Music House Panasmusic for their generous offer