The Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition is the most prestigious guitar competition in the Southern Hemisphere and has provided career-launching opportunities for six 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.

The competition is open to all competitors under 32 years. For further information, please contact guitar.festival@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

VIEW 2020 AUDITION ROUND REPERTOIRE HERE

TIMELINE

  • Repertoire Released – August 2019
  • Audition Round (online only): Friday 17 January 2020 – Wednesday 25 March 2020
  • Audition Round Results Notification – Monday 13 April 2020
  • Semi Final (Adelaide Australia) – Thursday 6 August 2020
  • Grand Final (Adelaide, Australia) – Sunday 9 August 2020

PRIZES

First Prize

  • AUD$10,000
  • A Jim Redgate Guitar, valued at USD$16,000 (AUD$23000)
  • An invitation to perform at the next Adelaide Guitar Festival

Second prize

  • AUD$4000

Third Prize

  • AUD$2000