Classical Guitar Competition

AGUADO CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITION 2023, MAY 5-7

The 15th annual Aguado Classical Guitar Competition  will be held in one round on May 5th and 6th at Park View High School, 400 West Laurel Avenue, Sterling, VA 20164. The Chamber and Ensemble Competitions will start on Friday, May 5th  at 6 p.m., and the Solo Competition on Saturday, May 6th at 9 a.m. – exact times TBA.

Winners will be announced at the concert, on May 6th 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 7th, 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.


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 1, 10:00 PM, firm.

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