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2013 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition

Congratulations to all of 2013 PCGS Competition prize winners!

   The jury was pleased with the fine work of all of this season's participants,  keep it up!!
High School divisionAdult Division
1st prize - Peter Zarillo1st,  Peter Segal Prize - Celil Refik Kaya
2nd Prize - Nathan Constans2nd - Misael Barraza
3rd prize - Kevin Connolly3rd - Louis Xavier Barrette
Honorable mention  -  Andrew Marfitsin4th - John Charles Britton
Honorable mention  -  Matthew Kaplan


 
 The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society is proud to announce the
2013 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition as part of the
2013 Annual Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival.

There are two separate divisions:

1. The Adult Division is now a national competition open to
advancing classical guitarists up to 30 years of age.

2. The High School Division is open to students in grades 9 ‐ 12 from PA, NJ & DE.


THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED
Applications and recordings are due February 15, 2013

There are three rounds:

> The Preliminary round – The jury will review unmarked/anonymous recordings
and select up to 12 advancing competitors from each division.  Entrants will be
notified if they have advanced to the semifinal round no later than March 1, 2013
.
> The Semifinal round will take place in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 AM
at the
Trinity Center for Urban Life
22nd & Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Advancing finalists will be announced during intermission of the
William Kanengiser recital on Saturday evening.


> The Final round will take place at 10:00 AM on Sunday, April 14 at
 
Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St. (free parking).  
Winners will be announced later the same day before the
closing concert of the Philadelphia Guitar Festival.

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Adult Division High school Division
Eligibility A national competition open to
advancing classical guitarists up to
 30 years old from around the nation.
A competition for high school students from the tri-state region (DE, NJ, PA)
Prizes 1st - $1000, Peter Segal prize and
a recital at the 2014 Guitar Festival
2nd - $350
3rd - $250
1st - $200
2nd - $100
3rd - $50
Application fee $65
Includes admission to all
Sunday Guitar Festival events and a 1-year PCGS membership.
$40
Includes admission to all
Sunday Guitar Festival events and
an 1-year PCGS student membership
Required repertoire - Preliminary round Preludio, op. 5, no 1 in g minor
by Agustin Barrios-Mangore
and one free-choice selection.
Pavana, by Francisco Tarrega
and one free-choice selection.
Semifinals 
Sat, April 13, 2013
Preludio, op. 5, no 1 in g minor
by Agustin Barrios-Mangore
and one free-choice selection.
Pavana, by Francisco Tarrega
and one free-choice selection.
Final Round
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A program featuring
Preludio, op. 5, no 1 in g minor
by Agustin Barrios-Mangore
and free choice selections.
(20 minute maximum)
Pavana, by Francisco Tarrega
and one free-choice selection.

Guidelines for all participants

The Guitar Society reserves the right to cancel any competition division and return student entries

and fees if insufficient entries are received. Entries must be received no later than Feburary 15, 2013.

Prior first prize winners may not participate in the same division.

Editing of recorded entries is not permitted and will be sufficient reason for disqualification.


APPLICATION FORM   -  Due February 15, 2013

Competition Announcement/ Poster


Travel and Lodging

Both Saturdays and Sundays events will take place in Center city/downtown Philadelphia,
many within walking distance of hotels and other destinations.  Please find a Map of Festival Venues here.  
While there are dozens of hotels in center city Philadelphia, the Festival venues are also accessible via
mass transit from throughout the region.   We will also be happy to provide a brief list of convenient,
affordable lodging venues upon request.  Please contact us with any questions!


        Peter Segal was a prominent musician in Philadelphia and was a founding member and leader of  the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society in 1967.  Along with performing in solo and chamber music programs throughout the region,  he performed with a variety of ensembles including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Concerto Soloists, Opera Company of Philadelphia  and Relache and also toured internationally. Peter Segal was also a well regarded teacher and scholar and founded classical guitar programs with several institutions including the Boyer College of Music at Temple University and the Philadelphia Musical Academy.  
  
Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition Committee

       Brian PearsonRoss Mann,  co-directors;
        Glenn Lyons,  Joseph Mayes, Kathleen Mayes, John Nguyen



      This event is made possible in part by a
 grant from the D'Addario Music Foundation"
 

2012 Competition Winnners
                            College Division                                                             HS Division      
1st/Peter Segal Prize:  Nikolay Gavlishin                                              1st prize:  Christian Sweger
                           2nd prize: Phil Goldenberg                                        2nd prize: Jonathan Kim
                           3rd prize: Erich Riebe                                               3rd prize: Lucian Hodor
                           honorable mention: Matthew Leece
2011 Competition Winnners
                            College Division                                                             HS Division    
1st/Peter Segal Prize:  Pierre Ferreyra                                              1st prize:  John Bogan
        2nd prize:  Bob Richey                                                              2nd prize:  Stephanie Kovacs
        3rd prize:  Erich Riebe                                                               3rd prize:   Lucian Hodor

2010 Competition Winnners
   College Division                                                                   HS Division                
1st/Peter Segal Prize:  Jarek Ervin                                                    1st prize:     Alexander Pollock
        2nd prize:    Robert Grande                                                       2nd prize:   Zachary Margolies     
        3rd prize:     Michael Bodri                                                        3rd prize:   Clint Johnson  

2009 Competition Winnners
 College Division                                                                   HS Division                  
1st/Peter Segal Prize:    Jeremy Lyons                                                 1st prize:         Matt Weschler
        2nd prize:              Steven Dadaian                                               2nd prize:        Kevin Wiesner
        3rd prize:               Francesco Barone                                          3rd prize:         Clint Johnston

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