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 (Romania) in 2014, Marko Topchii (Ukraine) in 2016, Miles Johnston (Australia) in 2018, Andrew Blanch (Australia) in 2019 and Pietro Locatto in 2020 (Italy).


First Prize

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


To receive the 2021 competition repertoire and further competition information, please submit your interest via the link below.

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