Classical Guitar Competition

AGUADO CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITION 2022, MAY 13-15

The 14th annual Aguado Classical Guitar Competition  will be held in one round on May 13th and 14th at Park View High School, 400 West Laurel Avenue, Sterling, VA 20164. The Chamber and Ensemble Competitions will start on Friday, May 13th  at 6 p.m., and the Solo Competition on Saturday, May 14th at 9 a.m. – exact times TBA.

Winners will be announced at Nicholas Goluses’ concert, on May 14th at 7:00 PM, at Community Lutheran Church, 21014 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA 20165. Competitors will received their prizes and certificates at the Winners Recital and Award Ceremony on Sunday, May 15th, at 2 p.m. at the Park View High School Auditorium. First Prize and Special Prize winners will perform in the Winners Recital.

The Aguado Classical Guitar Competition is open to students who study guitar in Loudoun County – at school or privately.

COMPETITION RESULTS:

7-8th GRADE ENSEMBLE:

1. The Indicapeeps from Eagle Ridge Middle School

2. Eagle Ridge Quantum Quartet

3. Sterling Middle School Guitar Ensemble

9-10th GRADE ENSEMBLE:

1. Potomac Falls Advanced Guitar Ensemble

2. Dominion High School Freshmen Guitar Ensemble

11-12th GRADE ENSEMBLE

1.Potomac Falls High School Guitar Quartet

2. County Captains Guitar Quartet

3. Dominion Tango Quintet

SOLO

7th GRADE:

1.Maneesh Getni

2. Kevin Sagastume Santiago

8th GRADE:

1.Nirav Surabhi

2. Zachary Garrett

3. Nischay Nithyananda

9th FRADE:

1. Andrew Stevens

2. William Blanco

3. Noah Wells

10th GRADE:

1.Maxim Balabanski

2. Nader Elsharkawy

3.Ethan Gonzalez

11th GRADE:

1.Angelica Franco Brito

2.Emanuel Nacional

3.Noah Chang

12th GRADE:

1.Esteban Olivares

2.Ibrahim Alhafiz

3.Matthew Sporre

YOUNG ARTIST PRIZE:

Andrew Stevens

BEST INTERPRETATION OF A COMPOSITION BY MIROSLAV LONČAR:

Dominion High School Freshmen Ensemble

 

 

 


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

SOLO 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.

GUITAR ENSEMBLE CATEGORY:

Guitar Ensemble Category 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.

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.

CHAMBER MUSIC CATEGORY: – NEW

Chamber Music Category is open to ensembles from Loudoun County that include at least one guitar plus other instruments, such as: flute, violin, clarinet, cello, voice, etc. The ensembles can be duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and sextets. All ensembles will compete together in the appropriate age division. The ensembles will compete in the category of the oldest person in the group.

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.

 

COMPETITION FEES: The Solo Competition fee is $20. Students with financial needs can request a fee waiver. The Chamber and Ensemble fees are $25 and there is no waiver.

REGISTRATION: To register to the competition, please fill out the appropriate registration form and pay the competition fee using the Donate button above on this page.

DEADLINE: May 11, 10:00 PM

SCHEDULE: Competition schedule will be posted here the day after the application deadline passes.

Solo Registration Form

Guitar Ensemble Registration Form

Chamber Music Registration Form

 

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!

  • Nader

    Can you read the notes off a device and also can we read tabliture for the compitition