Regulations for the VI “Guitar Magic” Festival and Competition


• The Festival is held in Saint –Petersburg on April 6th – 13th 2018.

• Concerts and masterclasses of Russian and European stars of the classical guitar and an International Competition are held as part of the Festival.

• The Competition is open for participants without age limit.

• The Jury:

• Andras Csaki (Hungary)

• Irina Kulikova (Russia-Netherlands)

• Alexei Khorev (Russia-France)

• Vladimir Gapontsev (Russia)

• Anatoly Izotov (Russia)

The decisions of the Jury are final in every stage of the Competition and can not be subject of question, review or appeal.

• The Competition consists of three rounds:

1st round – min 8 – max 12 minutes free choice programme

2nd round – 12-18 minutes free choice programme which must include a piece by J.S.Bach

The Final – 20-30 minutes free choice programme which must include any piece of a composer from the following list: M.Castelnuovo-Tedesco, L.Brouwer, G.Regondi, J.Rodrigo, or S.Kravchuk. (One can contact the Organizing Committee to receive sheet music by S.Kravchuk)

• The programme repertoire must be performed on the classical six-string guitar, from memory, without accompaniment.

• Prizes.

• 1st Prize: 100 000 roubles

• 2nd Prize: 50 000 roubles

• 3rd Prize: 25 000 roubles

• Application procedure.

• Application materials should be sent before March 20th 2018, via e-mail to

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