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Guitar Competition | Youth Category 2021

The Youth Category of The Classical Guitar Competition of Finland is organized for the third time, and it will take place on May 29 - 30, 2021. The main purpose of the competition is to support and encourage young guitar players.

Date and venue

29th - 30th May 2021, live competition via Zoom software

Saturday May 29th (timezone: Finland, UTC+3)

  • 10 am: Group 2
  • Afternoon: Group 3

Sunday May 30th

  • 10 am: Group 1
  • Afternoon: personal feedback & results, a lecture while waiting. More info soon!

Technical check is 30-60 mins before of each group. Detailed schedule will be released here during May.

Eligible competitors

The competition is open for all students of music schools and Sibelius Academy and students, who take private lessons in Finland or abroad. Full-time students are not eligible.

The last day to apply is 30.4.2021, after which you can still inquire about possible openings. Competitors will be accepted in order of application.

How to apply:

1. Pay the competition fee in Totem Shop by clicking the Apply button below. Remember to pick the right category. You will be emailed further instructions after we confirm your participation.
2. Fill in the competitor information form (a link will be emailed to you)
3. Fill in the program form (a link will be emailed to you)

Apply

Program for each age group

Group 1: 12 years and younger (born after 31/5/2008)
Group 1 has one round and the duration of the performance is 5-8 minutes. The program is free choice and may include one own composition or improvisation. One of the compositions can be performed with an acoustic guitar other than a classical guitar. The program may be played either by heart or from sheet music.

Group 2: 13-15 years (born 1/6/2005 - 31/5/2008)
Group 2 has one round and the duration of the performance is 8-10 minutes. The program must include music by a composer born before the year 1900. Otherwise, the program is free choice and may include one own composition or improvisation. One of the compositions can be performed with an acoustic guitar other than a classical guitar. The program may be played either by heart or from sheet music.

Group 3: 16-20 years (born 1/6/2000 - 31/5/2005)
Group 3 has one round and the duration of the performance is 12-15 minutes. The program must include music by a composer born before the year 1900. Otherwise, the program is free choice and may include one own composition or improvisation. One of the compositions can be performed with an acoustic guitar other than a classical guitar. The program may be played either by heart or from sheet music.

Fees

  • Group 1: 60 €
  • Group 2: 70 €
  • Group 3: 80 €

Prizes

Each group of the Youth Category will receive a cash prize, which will be divided according to the decision of the jury. In addition, there will be prizes provided by partners of the festival. The most memorable performances will be awarded the Stage Lion award. The organizer reserves the right to cancel the Guitarists’ theme day at Sibelius Academy award in case of COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Group 1

- 200 € Cash Prize
- D’Addario Prize Package
- The Stage Lion award: 70 € gift card to Ostinato Music Store
- Guitarists’ theme day at Sibelius Academy

  • Group 2

- 250 € Cash Prize
- D’Addario Prize Package
- The Stage Lion-award - 70 € gift card to Ostinato Music Store
- Guitarists’ theme day at Sibelius Academy

  • Group 3

 - 300 € Cash Prize
- D’Addario Prize Package
- The Stage Lion-award - 70 € gift card to Ostinato Music Store
- Guitarists’ theme day at Sibelius Academy

Instructions

 >>Download the instructions<<

Jury

  • Andrzej Wilkus, chairman
  • Markku Laakso
  • Patrik Kleemola

Other terms

The organizer may record all the performances and broadcast them live and after the competition. All rights belong to the organizer and recordings may be used in any form or manner in the future without any compensation. All competitions may be streamed live at TGF's YouTube channel. By applying to the competition, the participant accepts all terms of the competition. In unclear situations, the organizer has a right to clarify the rules. The participation fee will not be returned if the competitor cancels their participation.

Follow, chat and share in Facebook

Join the Facebook event of the Youth Category – it's a convenient way to follow the latest news of the competition, chat and make questions, or share your own videos.

Tulokset | Results 2021

Nuorten sarja | Youth Category

  • Ryhmä 1 | Group 1 (-> 12v)

Julkistetaan 30.5. | Announced on May 30th

  • Ryhmä 2 | Group 2 (13-15v)

Julkistetaan 30.5. | Announced on May 30th

  • Ryhmä 3 | Group 3 (16-20v)

Julkistetaan 30.5. | Announced on May 30th

Lisäksi | In addition

  • xxx

Ikärajaton sarja | No age limit Category | 2 in 1 Online Competition

  • Final (Katso tulosvideo | see the result video) announced on November 1st
    • Results of Finland:

xxx

    • Results of Spain:

xxx

  • Semifinal (The finalists in alphabetical order and the final country) announced on September 19th
    • Leo Brouwer Special Prize: xxx
    • The Favourite Semifinalist of the audience: xxx
  • Round 1 (The semifinalists in alphabetical order and the semifinal country) announced on August 9th
    • The Favourite Video of the audience: xxx
  • Scholarship round (Scholarship receivers in alphabetical order) announced on June 15th
  1. Scholarship 1
  2. Scholarship 2
  3. Scholarship 3
  4. Scholarship 4
  5. Scholarship 5
  6. Scholarship 6
  7. Scholarship 7
  8. Scholarship 8
  9. Scholarship 9
  10. Scholarship 10

+ Extra scholarship for the Favourite Video of the audience: Scholarship 11

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Partners

Alba RecordsOstinatoD'AddarioRC StringsPetrer Guitar Festival