THIS EVENT HAD BEEN HELD ONLINE (2021)

In lieu of the current climate and COVID restrictions, the Adelaide International Guitar Competition will be held online this year. Stay tuned for the following announcements on the below dates here or on our official Facebook Page.

  • 9 July, 2021: Finalists announced (online)
  • 21 July, 2021: Final performance videos posted online; click here.
  • 1 Aug, 2021: Winner announced (online)

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).

Prizes

First Prize

  • AUD $10,000 prize money
  • A Jim Redgate Guitar, valued at USD $16,000 (AUD $23,000)
  • An invitation to perform at the next Adelaide Guitar Festival (including all travel expenses)

Second Prize

  • AUD $4,000 prize money

Third Prize

  • AUD $2,000 prize money

 

    

 

The Classical Guitar Competition is supported by Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation. You can support the work of the Foundation in delivering youth and education programs and career development opportunities.

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2021 Finalists

Alexis Chin (Australia)

Compulsory Piece: Robert Davidson - Cliffside

Free Choice #1: Prelude from BWV 997 by J.S. Bach

Free Choice #2: Introduction et Caprice, Op. 23 by Giulio Regondi

 

Clancy McLeod (Australia)

Compulsory Piece: Robert Davidson - Cliffside

Free Choice #1: Prelude in E Major, BWV 1006a, J.S. Bach

Free Choice #2: Invocación y danza, Joaquin Rodrigo

 

Connor Whyte (Australia)

Compulsory Piece: Robert Davidson - Cliffside

Free Choice #1: Elegie by Johann Kasper Mertz

Free Choice #2: Junto al Generalife by Joaquín Rodrigo

 

Hayden Burke (Australia)

Compulsory Piece: Robert Davidson - Cliffside

Free Choice #1: Prelude and Presto from BWV 996 - Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Free Choice #2: Gigue from BWV 996 - Johann Sebastien Bach

Free Choice #3: Lento from Drei Tentos - Hans Werner Henze

Free Choice #4: Allegro non troppo from Sonata 3 - Manuel Maria Ponce


Pavel Ralev (Bulgaria)

Compulsory Piece: Robert Davidson - Cliffside

Free Choice #1: J. S. Bach - Violin Partita 2, BWV1004, Allemanda; Giga

Free Choice #2: Carlo Domeniconi - Suite Koyunbaba, I; IV

 

Vuk Dragičević (Serbia)

Compulsory Piece: Robert Davidson - Cliffside

Free Choice #1: L. Legnani - Caprice No. 7

Free Choice #2: A. Barrios - Villancico de Navidad

Free Choice #3: J. Rodrigo - Invocacion y danza

 

Ziggy Johnston (Australia)

Compulsory Piece: Robert Davidson - Cliffside

Free Choice #1: Grave from Violin Sonata 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by J.S. Bach

Free Choice #2: Allegro from Violin Sonata 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by J.S. Bach

Free Choice #3: Canto from Sonata for Guitar by Alberto Ginastera

Free Choice #4: Finale from Sonata for Guitar by Alberto Ginastera