Baltic Guitar Festival

ABOUT THE BALTIC GUITAR FESTIVAL

Since 2009, the members of the Baltic Guitar Quartet started organizing the international Baltic Guitar Festival. During their international concert tours and performances in various festivals, the quartet attended a lot of memorable performances, which were never before presented in the Baltic States.
Thus rose the idea to organize a concert series, presenting the world’s best guitar virtuosos, to inspire guitarists and music lovers in general and give the classical guitar a prominent place in the classical music scene it deserves. Since several years a classical guitar festival is taking place in Birštonas Kurhaus, where classical guitar has been heard since the 19th century.
Artists that have performed during the festival are Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (USA), Bandini Chiacchiaretta duo (Italy), Roland Dyens (France), Amadeus Duo (Germany and Canada), Luz de Luna (Belgium), Irina Kulikova (Russia/Holland), Daniel Marques (Brazil), Thibault Cauvin (France), Dimitris Regginos (Cyprus), Paolo Devecchi and Salvatore Seminara guitar duo (Italy), Judicaël Perroy (France), Eden Stell Guitar Duo (UK), Aniello Desiderio (Italy), Raphaella Smits (Belgium), Vladislav Bláha (Czech Republic), Pavel Steidl (Czech Republic) and Lukasz Kuropaczewski (Poland).

Baltic guitar festival 2021

June 24th
Classical guitar competition and Classical guitar composition contest award ceremony
June 25th
ANTON BARANOV (Russia)
Online concert
June 26th 2 PM
ANTONIUS MÜLLER (Germany)
Seminar Guitar development and handling aspects
June 26th
QUARTETTO SE.GO.VI.O (Italy)
Online concert

ONLINE CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPETITION

Video requirements: the submitted video should be a recording of a live performance. All pieces have to be recorded one after another in one take (no montage). During the video the name of our festival “Baltic Guitar Festival 2021” should be visible on a piece of paper of at least an A4 size. The quality of the video should not be necessarily of a professional level but should be well enough for us to value your level and quality of playing. The video should be submitted to us by sending a link, such as Youtube, Vimeo or others. Participant fee: Groups A, B, C – 15 EUR, D – 50 EUR, payable by bank transfer.
The competition is open to classical guitar performers:
Group A (5–10 years) – two pieces, different in style and character (up to 3 min)
Group B (11–14 years) – two pieces, different in style and character (up to 5 min)
Group C (15–18 years) – open program (up to 8 min)
Group D (age is not limited) – open program (up to 10 min)
IMPORTANT DATES
April 1st start of the registration to the competition
May 31st registration deadline
June 24th the winners are announced
JURY
Dale KAVANAGH (Germany, Canada) – chairwoman
Salvatore SEMINARA (Italy) – chairman
Anton BARANOV (Rusia)
Zigmas CEPULENAS (Lithuania)
Sergej KRINICIN (Lithuania)
Saulius S. LIPCIUS (Lithuania)
Rafal MAJEK (Poland)
Chris RUEBENS (Lithuania, Belgium)
PRIZES
GROUPS A, B, C
1 place

Midaudio gift vaucher (50 EUR)
SAVAREZ gift bag
✓Strings
2 place
Midaudio gift vaucher (30 EUR)
SAVAREZ gift bag
✓Strings
3 place
Midaudio gift vaucher (20 EUR)
SAVAREZ gift bag
✓Strings
GROUP D
1 place

✓Handmade guitar by Maksim Cuker (value – 4000 EUR)
SAVAREZ gift bag
✓Strings
2 place
✓500 EUR
SAVAREZ gift bag
✓Strings
3 place
Midaudio gift vaucher (100 EUR)
SAVAREZ gift bag
✓Strings
REGISTRATION
Please fill in this form if you want to participate in the Classical guitar online competition. The form for a minor has to be filled in by his parents.
Best of luck!

CLASSICAL GUITAR COMPOSITION CONTEST

IMPORTANT DATES
April 1st start of the registration to the competition
May 31st registration deadline
June 24th the winners are announced
JURY
Gerald GARCIA (Great Britain, Hong Kong) – chairman
Zigmas CEPULENAS (Lithuania)
Chris RUEBENS (Lithuania, Belgium)
Jonas TAMULIONIS (Lithuania)
PRIZES
The winning composition will be published by Auurk Ed, the composer will receive 10 free copies of the piece and 300 EUR.
Best of luck!

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