3. Aalborg International Guitar Competition.
This year with prizes in excess of 3000 €!
Deadline registration monday 1st November 2021.
The competition is organized by the society:
"Aalborg International Guitar Festival & Competition"

Winners of the 3. Aalborg International Guitar Competition is: 

Category I:

1. prize: Samrat Majumder, Scotland.

2. prize: Antonio Carone, Italy

3. prize: Hamish Strathdee, Australia

Audience prize: Samrat Majumder, Scotland.

Category II.

1. Prize: Gustav Jerup Østergaard, Hjørring

2. Prize: Ronja Kristiansen; Halsnæs

3. Prize: Thomas Bøgh, Hillerød

3. Prize: Henry Dingh, Hjørring

Category I for Classical Guitar Solo:

(Category II for Classical Guitar Solo see below).

Conditions of participation in Category I:

  • The Aalborg Guitar Competition is open to classical guitarists of all countries

  • University or Conservatory students or professional players.

  • Maximum age of 35 by the start of the competition.

 

Every participant taking active part declares to accept:

  • ​The regulations of this competition

  • ​The decisions of the jury

  • The general rules of the competition

Participation fee: kr. 1.500 (200 €) including free entrance to all concerts, free accommodation (this can be with a host family arranged by us) from 17.11.2021- 21.11.2021 and free meals consisting of breakfast, lunch and dinner on November 20th, as well as breakfast and lunch on November 21st. All Meals on the 20th as well as on the 21st will be served at the Skipper Clement School where the festival has its base of operations.

Please note also (bonus):

Participants who do not proceed to the Grand Final will be offered one free masterclass (one hour) - find teachers under masterclasses. The festival's organization allocates times and teaches no later than 19.11.2021.

 

Regulations for playing at the rounds:  

  • Playing time in all rounds starts as soon as the participant has taken his/her          seat. 

  • If the participant does not comply with the regulations, disqualification follows.

 

Preliminary round:

  • Max. performance time must not exceed 12 minutes. 

  • The repertoire is free choice, but must include music from two different historical periods.

 

Semifinal round:

  • Max. performance time is 18-20 minutes maximum.

  • Repertoire from the preliminary round cannot be repeated in this round. 

  • The repertoire being performed must include music from at least two historical periods.

 

Grand Final:

  • Performance time is a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum 25 minutes.

  • Repertoire is free choice, but must include music from at least two different historical periods.

  • Repertoire from the two previous rounds may be repeated.

Stages of the competition Category I: 

Round One:

  • 18th of November 2021 from 10.00 -18.00.

  • Foredragssalen, Medborgerhuset, Nytorv 27, 9000 Aalborg

 

Semifinal round:

  • 19th of November 2021 from 10.00 - 16.00. 

  • Foredragssalen, Medborgerhuset,Nytorv 27, 9000 Aalborg.

  • Names the semifinalists will be announced during the concert with Peter Graneis taking place on the 18th of November at 19:30. See concert program for location.

Grand Finale:

  • 20th of November 2021 from 15.00 - 17.00.

  • Foredragssalen, Medborgerhuset,Nytorv 27, 9000 Aalborg.

  • Names of the finalist will be announced at the concert with Johan Fostier on 19.11.2021. See concert program for location.

 

Prizes for the winners of Category I:

1st prize: 

  • 2000 €  

  • Three concerts in 2022:

  • Aalborg International Guitar Festival and Competition, Denmark

  • Gitarrentage Veichingen, Germany

  • Danish Guitar Society, Copenhagen

  • Diploma & guitar accessorie

2nd prize:

  • 500 € 

  • Diploma & guitar accessories

3rd prize:

  • 300 € 

  • Diploma & guitar accessories 

„The Audience prize”

                This an extra prize determined by the audience of the Grand Final

Diploma and guitar accessories

 

Jury of the 3rd Aalborg International Guitar Competition:

   Chairman of the Jury: Prof. Bernd Ahlert.

Jury Members: Roberto Fabbri, Tommaso Ieva, Maceij Ziemski,

Frederik Munk Larsen, Mikkel Lynggaard and Finn Elias Svit.

Special Competition Regulations for Category I:

  • The sequence of performance will be selected the evening before the preliminary round by drawing lots. Lots will again be drawn for the semifinal and then again for the Grand Final. For the audience prize in Category I each attending member of the audience, who is present at the final round, has one vote only.

  • Participants must bring 2 copies of the pieces that they are playing in all rounds. The compositions a participant wants to perform must be put in a sealed envelope with the participants name on it. The order of those pieces must also be written on the envelope. This envelope must be handed over to the organizers of the competition before the evening concert (see concert program for location) on October 17th 2021 or in the morning of the preliminary round before 9.30 at Foredragssalen (Medborgerhuset, Nytorv 27, 9000 Aalborg).  

Category II for Classical Guitar solo:

Competition of Category II will take place at Skipper Clement Skolen in Aalborg on the 19th november 2021between 16.00 – 19.00.

Participation Fee:

Competition only: kr. 200 (27 € ), which also covers free admission to the concert on 19.11.2021.

Competition and Talentclass Weekend: kr. 930 (125 €).

 

Conditions Category II:

  • The Competition is open to classical guitarists of all countries

  • Only amateurs between 13 and 17 years of age may take part

  • The competition is only completed with at least 5 registered participants

  • There is one round only.

  • Every participant taking active part declares to accept:

    • The regulations of this competition

    • The decision of the jury

    • The general rules of the competition

Regulations for playing at the round:

  • Maximal playing time is 8 minutes

  • Playing time starts as soon as the participant has taken his/her seat.

  • Free choice of repertoire

  • The participant is allowed to perform the music using sheet music on stage.

 

Prizes for the winners of Category II:

1st prize:

• Handmade Guitar built by Gerold Karl Hannabach 

Kindly donated from the estate after Prof. Bernard Hebb.

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Diploma & guitar accessories

2nd prize:

• 200 € 

• Diploma & guitar accessories

 

3rd prize:

• 50 € 

• Diploma & guitar accessories

 

All participants will receive a diploma, if they take part in the talent seminar or the masterclass and are present at the Participators Concert and prize Ceremony on the 21.11.21 at Skipper Clement Skolen.

 

Jury for Category II

Chairman of the Jury: Frederik Munk Larsen.

Vakant & Peter Graneis.

 

Regulations 3. Aalborg International Guitar Competition 2021 for classical solo guitar in 2 categories. 

Many thanks to our sponsors for making this competition possible.

Competition Rules:

  • The organizers of the competition have the prerogative to refuse an application.

  • The organizers of the competition have the right to regulate the number of participating guitarists in each category.

  • The competition is open to the public.

  • The jury has the prerogative to interrupt any player that exceeds the time limits specified in Categories I and II.

  • The decision of the jury is final. The system of judging is an internal system and is not open to public discussion.

  • First prize winners at the Aalborg International Guitar Festival and Competition in Category II, may not sign up again for the same category for the next competition.

  • Remaining regulations: All potential problems and/or situations not covered by the above regulations, will be decided by the organizers of the competition

  • Organisation:

  • The deadline for all applications is the 1 st November 2021 (Applications will not be accepted until the registration fee has been received)

  • The cancellation deadline is October the 1st 2021.

  • Half of the registration fee will be refunded if a participant decides to cancel his or her active part in the competition. Should the participant decide to cancel after October the 1st, none of the fee will be refunded.

  • Each competitor is obliged to announce the compositions he or she will be performing.

  • If a participant is not present in due time, he or she will be excluded from further participation in the competition without remittance of the entrance fee.

  • The sequence of performance will be selected the evening before by drawing lots and sent by email to the participants.


RECORDINGS AND BROADCASTS
The Aalborg International Guitarfestival & Competition is entitled to make photo, audio and visual recordings of the competition and arrange broadcasts and distribute these recordings and photos without any remuneration to the performers concerned.