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Sixth Alhambra Competition to promote the talent of young people


The Alhambra International Guitar Competition for Young People takes place within the framework of the International Guitar Days of Valencia (IGDV)

  • The Alhambra International Guitar Competition for Young People will take place from November 29 to December 2, 2018 in Valencia

  • The competition is organized into four categories A, B, C and D, up to 10, 13, 17 and 23 years respectively

  • The eliminatory will be on November 29 at the Rector Peset Residence Hall, the Final on December 1 at the Palau de la Música

The Alhambra Youth Competition was born in 2013, together with the Asociación Cultural Trujamán and Manufacturas Alhambra S.L.

An initiative to help boost young guitarists in their acting career. A competition with prizes to help develop the musical career of the contestants through the contribution of: musical material, study bags through financial contribution, help in the purchase of the guitar or scholarship to study a master class at the Festival International Guitar José Tomás-Villa de Petrer 2019.

The rules of the VI edition of the Alhambra International Youth Competition, organized by Guitarras Alhambra and the Trujamán Cultural Association, can be found on the website of the International Guitar Days of Valencia 20188

The young guitarists can register until November 23, 2018 in each of the four categories A, B, C and D.

The ages limit to register to each one of the categories are: Category A of up to 10 years, B up to 13, C up to 17 and D up to 23 years. Each of them will be composed of an eliminatory phase and the final one.

The Eliminatory events will be held on Friday, November 29 (Rector Peset Residence Hall) and the Final (Palau de la Música) on Saturday, December 1, at morning and afternoon times, for all categories.

As in the version for adults, the contestants will not be able to repeat compositions and will have to interpret them by heart, except the smallest, in category A, where it is not compulsory, and in category B, where they will have to play by heart in at least one piece of each test.

The repertoire of the first phase will be free for all categories, however `for the final, the repertoire will be free for categories A and B, but with the obligation to interpret several styles in categories C and D.

The Alhambra International Guitar Competition (CIGA) for Young People is organized by the Trujaman Association and sponsored by Alhambra Guitars, Ajuntament de Valencia (Palau de la Música), Fundación Cajamar CV, Royal Classic Strings, Amigos de la Guitarra de Valencia, Cátedra de Guitarra Rosa Gil, Col·legi Major Rector Peset ( Universitat de Valencia), Conservatorio Superior de Música “Joaquín Rodrigo” de Valencia, Institut Français Valencia, Piles Editorial de Música, Institut Superior d’ensenyances artísitques (Generalitat Valenciana), PIMA (Asociación de Guitarra Clásica), Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Verona, Altair soluciones reales, guitarras Valentin Andronic, Guitarras Jose Antonio Lagunar, Nicolás Rodríguez Guerra Luthier, Guitarreros Hermanos Díaz Ortiz, Spain@rt, Hotel Villa Carlos, Bodega Barroca, CA Multimedia.

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