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05.09.2020

Semifinalists of International Classical Guitar 2 in 1 Online Competition

The International Classical Guitar 2 in 1 Online Competition, organised by the leading guitar festivals of Spain and Finland, is running during the fall 2020. It had 60 applicants from around the world, and 43 of them attended Round 1. Two independent juries from Spain and Finland chose 20 competitors to the semifinals of both countries. Several competitors were selected into the semifinals of both competitions.

The semifinalists in alphabetical order and the semifinal country:

Barraza, Misael (MEX ) – Spain (Barraza won the competition of Finland in 2018 and was allowed to attend only the competition of Spain)

Bedoya, Carlos (COL) – Finland & Spain

Carta, Marco (ITA) – Spain

Dangremont, Francois-Xavier (FRA) – Spain

Delgado González, Samuel (ESP) – Finland & Spain

Egholm, Jonas (DEN) – Finland & Spain

Illyés, Lóránt (HUN) – Finland & Spain

Kuzniar, Marcin (POL) – Finland & Spain

Lim, Jaemin (KOR) – Finland

Lochery, Michael (GBR) – Finland & Spain

Lopes, Francisco (POR) – Finland

Madeira, Bruno (BRA) – Finland & Spain

Min, Jang (KOR) – Finland

Miranda Azzi, Artur (BRA) – Finland

Miranda Leitón, Álvaro David (CRC) – Finland & Spain

Patel, Rémy (FRA) – Spain

Pino, Bruno (ESP) – Finland & Spain

Piperno, Marco (ITA) – Finland & Spain

Salceda Velasco, Jose Daniel (MEX) – Finland & Spain

Salvatori, Simone (ITA) – Finland & Spain

Shi, Cheng (CHN) – Spain

Smolarek, Katarzyna (POL) – Finland & Spain

Speciale, Antonio (ITA) – Finland

Themkumkwun, Chinnawat (THA) – Finland & Spain

Toscano Román, Álvaro (ESP) – Finland & Spain

The favourite artist of the audience with the biggest number of video likes was Anna Della Ragione from Italy.

The semifinals will be held as an online stream on October 3rd in Finland and October 4th in Spain. Results of the semifinals will be announced on October 5th, and the finals will be held on November 8th, 2020.

Prizes include a concert tour in South America and Europe, cash prizes, recording contract and a possibility to become an EuroStrings Artist. The EuroStrings project will take the winners to a tour in Europe consisting of concerts, master classes and teaching. The year will be highlighted by a competition between 17 EuroStrings winners. EuroStrings – European Guitar Festival Collaborative is a platform of 17 European guitar festivals. The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union during the years 2018 – 2021.

See the videos of Round 1