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The Guitar Art Competition has gained a reputation as one of the most famous and demanding international competitions for classical guitarists. The competition brings together pupils and students from all over the world, who compete in 3 age categories, in two stages in solo guitar.

COMPETITION

SOLO GUITAR

Category I: Candidates born in 2009 or younger

Sunday, May 14th, Music School Vučković

Two or more compositions different in style and character, duration 5-8 minutes

 

Category II: Candidates born in 2005 or younger

First stage: Friday, May 12th, Music School Vučković

Two or more compositions, different in style and character, up to 10 minutes

Second stage: Saturday, May 13th, National Theatre

Two or more compositions, different in style and character, up to 15 minutes

 

Category III: Candidates born in 1993 or younger

First stage: Friday, May 12th, National Theatre

Two or more compositions, different in style and character, up to 15 minutes

Second stage: Saturday, May 13th, National Theatre

Two or more compositions, different in style and character, up to 25 minutes

 

AWARDS

SOLO GUITAR

Category I:

  1. 150 €, Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  2. 100 €, Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  3. 50 €, Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  4. Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  5. Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  6. Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  7. Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  8. Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma

 

Category II:

  1. 200 €, Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  2. 150 €, Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  3. 100 €, Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  4. Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  5. Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma

 

Category III:

  1. 800€, guitar (handmade guitar by Francisco Esteve, Spain, given by Guitar Salon Belgrade worth 2.500 EUR), Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag, diploma and performance on the GUITAR ART FESTIVAL IN BELGRADE
  2. 500€, Accord Case, Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  3. 300€, Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  4. Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma
  5. Savarez, D'Addario, Guitar Art gift bag and diploma

 

 

NOTES:

* Competition is open to all interested candidates.

* Only active, passive, or employed participants of the Festival have the right to perform in the competition, except for candidates competing in Category I in Solo guitar, that can participate in the competition without being active or passive participants of the Festival.

* The prices for participation in the competition:

Solo guitar: I category: 40€; II category: 60€; III category: 80€;

* The competition is open to the audience.

* Competition in Solo guitar will be judged by three different juries in the first stage and a global jury in the second stage.

* The decisions of the juries are final.

* The list of candidates will be determined by draw and will be announced on May 11th, 2023 (16:30) at Dositej High school (Festival's office), as well as on the official Festival’s website and social media.

* At the end of the I stage of II and III Category, on May 12th at 20:00, at Dositej High school (Festival's office), as well as on the official Festival’s website and social media, the score list for all categories of the I stage in solo guitar competition will be announced.

* 5 candidates from the II and III categories will continue to compete in the second stage (finals).

* The candidates must perform the compositions by heart.

* The candidates cannot play the same composition in both the first and second stage.

* Allowed duration of the composition refers to the candidate’s performance as a whole.

* If a candidate exceeds the time limit, the jury has the right to stop the performance of the candidate.

* In case that two candidates have the same score, the younger one will be given priority.

* Money and other awards will be given to the winners of the competition on May 14th, 2023, on the Big scene of the Kolarac Endowment at 19.00h.

* The jury evaluation of all categories will be transparent and available to the candidates for revision and conversation with the jury members, live or online.

* The Festival retains the right to make changes and to have its own method of evaluation, with which the candidates agree.