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2014 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition


 The Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society is proud to announce the
2014 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition as part of the
2014 Annual Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival.

There are two separate divisions:

1. The Adult Division is 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.
Applications and recordings are due February 15, 2014


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, 2014
.
> The Semifinal round will take place in Philadelphia, PA
 at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 26
at the
Trinity Center for Urban Life
22nd & Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Advancing finalists will be announced during intermission of the
Sharon Isbin recital on Saturday evening.

Semifinalists appearing on Saturday, April 26

High School Division Adult Division

Nathan Yee 
Ryan Coopersmith
Matthew Tantoy
Thomas Pfefer
Kevin Connelly 
 Nathan Constans

Alvaro Durango
Mark McLaughlin
Michael Gratovich
Andrew Marino
Ryan Johnson
Zachary Grim
McKinley Foster




> The Final round will take place on Sunday, April 27 at 9:00 am
at the 2014 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Festival
 
Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St. (free parking).  
Winners will be announced later the same day before
the
Gohar Vardanyan recital, closing the 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 Etude No. 10
by Heitor Villa-Lobos
and one free-choice selection.
(up to 10 minutes)
A free-choice selection & one of the following:
Brouwer: Etudes 3 or 4, 
Carcassi: Estudio 7, or 9
Sor: Etude in D (Op.35/no 17) or
Sor: Etude in bm,  (Op. 35/no. 22)
Semifinals 
Sat, April 26, 2014
Etude No. 10
by Heitor Villa-Lobos
and one free-choice selection.
(up to 10 minutes)
A free-choice selection & one of the following:
Brouwer: Etudes 3 or 4, 
Carcassi: Estudio 7, or 9
Sor: Etude in D (Op.35/no 17) or
Sor: Etude in bm,  (Op. 35/no. 22)
Final Round
Sunday, April 27, 2014
A program featuring
Etude No. 10
by Heitor Villa-Lobos
and free choice selections.
(up to 10 minutes)
A free-choice selection & one of the following:
Brouwer: Etudes 3 or 4, 
Carcassi: Estudio 7, or 9
Sor: Etude in D (Op.35/no 17) or
Sor: Etude in bm,  (Op. 35/no. 22)

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, 2014.

»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.


ONLINE APPLICATION                  PRINT APPLICATION
-  Due February 15, 2014


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
           
 

2013 Competition Winnners
                          Adult  Division                                                         HS Division      
1st/Peter Segal Prize:    Celil Refik Kaya                                        1st prize:    Peter Zarillo
                  2nd Prize -  Misael Barraza                                         2nd prize:  Nathan Constans
                  3rd prize - Louis Xavier Barrette                                 3rd prize:   Kevin Connolly
                  4th - John Charles Britton                                  Honorable mention - Andrew Marfitsin  
            Honorable mention  -  Matthew Kaplan
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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