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 22, 2019
  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 till 12 years old (born after January 1st, 2007)
  • CATEGORY B / Competition for students till 16 years old (born after January 1st, 2003)
  • CATEGORY C / Competition for students of any age




Repertory

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

b) one free choice guitar piece

(Maximum total duration: 8 minutes for the progam of Category A)


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

b) one free choice guitar piece

(Maximum total duration: 10 minutes for the progam of Category B)


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

b) one or more free choice guitar works

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




Prizes

  • CATEGORY A : 1st Prize: Guitar BROS B-20 (with case) € 500

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) $ 7.000 plus a guitar concert at Patras International Guitar Festival 2020

2nd Prize: Guitar Admira Tereza (with case) € 1.000

3rd Prize: Music books € 150


Compliments!

The guitar of seven thousand dollars ($ 7.000.-) which is the first Prize of Category C, is a donation of the guitar maker Nicholas Ioannou (New York)

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