The Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition is the most prestigious guitar competition in the Southern Hemisphere.

Occurring biennially since 2010, the Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition to date has provided a career launching opportunity for five incredible young guitarists: Jin-Hee Kim (South Korea) in 2010, Andrey Lebedev (Australia) in 2012, Bogdan Mihailescu (Romainia) in 2014, Marko Topchii (Ukraine) in 2016, Miles Johnston (Australia) in 2018 and Andrew Blanch (Australia) in 2019.

We are very excited to announce that, from 2019, the competition will return annually to continue providing more opportunities for the best young players around the world.


Please use the below as a guide and check back soon for confirmed dates.

  • Audition Round Closes – Beginning February 2020
  • Audition Round Results Notification – Beginning March 2019
  • Semi Final – August 2020
  • Final – August 2020


To be announced in August 2019


First Prize

  • AUD $10,000
  • A Jim Redgate Guitar, valued at USD$16,000
  • An invitation to perform at the 2020 Adelaide Guitar Festival

Second prize

  • AUD $4000

Third Prize

  • AUD $2000

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