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The very first International Classical Guitar Competition of Finland will take place in Tampere on June 6-9, 2018. The competition of 2018, as well as the whole TGF 2018, is dedicated for Cuban composer, conductor and guitarist Leo Brouwer.

The competition is organized by Tampere Guitar Festival in association with Tampere Conservatoire, Tampere Music Academy, Luthier Keijo Korelin, Ostinato, Ediciones Espiral Eterna, Alba Records and EuroStrings.

Schedule 2018

Opening ceremony

• Date: Wed 6th June 2018
• Time: TBA
• Venue: Tampere Conservatoire, Pyynikki Hall (Pyynikkisali)

All competitors are obligated to be at the Opening ceremony for media and lottery for the order of playing.

Round 1

Day 1 – Wed 6th June
• Time: TBA

Day 2 – Thu 7th June
• Time: TBA

Day 3 – Fri 8th (if needed – confirmed in May 2018)

Venue: Tampere Conservatoire, Pyynikki Hall (Pyynikkisali)

Results of Round 1

• Date: Thu 7th or Fri 8th
• Time: TBA
• Venue: TBA


• Date: Sat 9th June
• Time: 15-18
• Venue: TBA


• Date: Sat 9th June
• Time: 20.00
• Venue: Tampere Hall, Main Auditorium (Tampere-talo, Iso sali)


Where to stay during the competition? Don't worry! We have rooms available at the official TGF accommodation Varala for the participants of the Round 1. If you get to Final, we have rooms available at Dream Hostel Tampere. If you want to secure your accommodation in case you are not one of the finalists, please inform us about this in registration form.


  • Round 1 – Varala: Earliest from June 3rd until June 8th
  • Final – Dream Hostel Tampere: June 8th - 10th

The competition takes place during the 14th Tampere Guitar Festival with master classes, lectures and concerts, and a special project: Leo Brouwer Guitar Orchestra. All applicants will be contacted with an email. When you are accepted to the competition, you can book accommodation and sign in also to all these other activities. For the schedule it is perfectly fine to play also in the orchestra and have master class lessons.

So first: register for the competition – book all the rest via our competitors form when you accepted as a competitor. 


Tampere Conservatoire
F. E. Sillanpään katu 9
33230 Tampere

Kangasala Hall
Kuohunharjuntie 6
36201 Kangasala

Tampere Hall
Yliopistonkatu 55
33100 Tampere

More info on the map below.


Registration is now open.

>> Register here <<


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