Classical Guitar Competition

AGUADO CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITION 2021, MAY 8

RESULTS:

CHAMBER

FIRST PLACE: POTOMAC FALLS GUITAR QUARTET

SECOND PLACE: ROCK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL SMALL ENSEMBLE

 

SOLO

7TH GRADE

FIRST PLACE: JULIA MENDEZ

SECOND PLACE: ALYSSA MORALES

THIRD PLACE: DIYA ARUN

8TH GRADE

FIRST PLACE: ROHAN KOTLA

SECOND PLACE: ANDREW STEVENS

THIRD PLACE: ETHAN HYUN

9TH GRADE

FIRST PLACE: MAXIM BALABANSKI

SECOND PLACE: AYATI AGGARWAL

THIRD PLACE: DANIEL ROBINSON

10TH GRADE

FIRST PLACE: JOANNA KIM

SECOND PLACE: ANGELICA FRANCO BRITO

THIRD PLACE: EVIE JOHNSTON

11TH GRADE

FIRST PLACE: ESTEBAN OLIVARES

SECON PLACE: COLE MACMILLAN

THIRD PLACE: JOSE MARQUEZ

12TH GRADE

FIRST PLACE: LACHEZAR BALABANSKI

SECOND PLACE: SIDDHARTH KESIRAJU

BEST INTERPRETATION OF A COMPOSITION BY MIROSLAV LONČAR: ALYSSA MORALES

YOUNG ARTIST PRIZE: JOANNA KIM

HONORABLE MENTION- POTOMAC FALLS GUITAR QUARTET

 

Use this link to watch tonight’s concert at 7 PM

Concert Series

CHAMBER SOLO CATEGORY:

Age Divisions: There will be a separate division for each grade, 7th – 12th. (Younger students may compete in the 7th Grade category.)

Program: Free Choice, not to exceed 8 min.

Prizes in each division: $100 First Prize, $50 Second Prize, $25 Third Prize

Special Prize: Special $100 prize for the best interpretation of a composition by Miroslav Lončar will be awarded by the composer.

The Young Artist Prize of $150 will be awarded to the competitor who shows the highest level of artistry.

CHAMBER GROUPS CATEGORY:

Chamber Ensemble Competition is open to guitar duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and sextets from Loudoun County. All ensembles will compete together in the appropriate age division. Ensembles will compete in the category of the oldest person in the group. Ensembles cannot have a conductor.

Age Divisions:

  • 7th and 8th Grade,
  • 9th and 10th Grade,
  • 11th and 12th Grade

Program: Free choice, not to exceed 10 minutes.

Prizes in each division: Trophies for First, Second and Third places will be awarded.

RESULTS:

The results of the competition will be posted on the web page on May 8th at 7 PM. Students or someone on their behalf will need to pick up their certificates and prizes on Sunday from 2 – 3 PM.

All of us at Aguado Guitar Concerts are happy to be able to provide this opportunity for young guitarists in our community even in these difficult times, and we look forward to seeing you at the competition.

For any questions, contact us at: concerts1@aguadoguitar.org

  • kim

    how old do you have to be to enter? what kind of songs should they play?

    • Scott Zetlan

      In years past, we have had separate divisions for each of 7th through 12th grades, and then two adult divisions broken up by number of years of experience. There are also ensemble divisions.

      This is a classical guitar competition, so entrants should choose two short pieces (time limits are still undecided) that best showcase their skill at classical techniques.

      If you fill out the form to the right (Keep in Touch —–> ) then you’ll be sure to get all the details as soon as we have them, which should be in the next few weeks.

    • Scott Zetlan

      Kim, I’ve updated the page with more details about the competition. I hope you’ll enter!