Dear PCGS community,

We regret to inform you that as a result of COVID-19 safeguard measures taken in the past few days by some of our venues (Mandel Theater – Drexel University) and out of an abundance of caution to safeguard our PCGS community across all ages, ALL PCGS 2020 FESTIVAL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED.  This includes both the Ana Vidovic concert on March 28 and the full day Festival day on Sunday March 29.

We are working with venues to reschedule Ana’s concert and will get back to you very soon with a new date and venue (likely in the Fall 2020) and how we will proceed with pre-purchased tickets for this concert.

All the pre-purchased tickets for the Festival Day on Sunday will be reimbursed.

Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send emails to:

Kevin J. Cope - president "at"

Fabrizio Franco - Treasurer "at"

These are exceptional times and we all ask for your patience, to be safe, and to look after one another.

Kind Regards

PCGS Board of Directors

2020- 21 Fundraising Goal

Collected: $4,877.00
Goal: $10,000.00


2020 Philadelphia Classical
Guitar Festival

March 28 & 29, 2020

Tickets for opening concert, closing concert, and full festival passes can be purchased via the events below.

2019 Festival Podcasts

2020 Festival

Our annual festival will feature a vast array of events for guitarists of all ages including:

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, December 01, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Monday, February 15, 2021
    • 11:59 PM (EST)
    • Philadelphia, PA

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    Complete this registration to compete in the


    The 2021 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition is part of the 2021 Annual Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival.

    There are two separate divisions:

    The Adult Division is a national competition open to advancing classical guitarists who must be 18 years of age by April 1st, 2021 and residing in the United States.

    2. The Junior Division is a national competition open to students age 18 and under residing in the United States.

    Applications and recordings are due 

    February 15, 2021 (11:59pm, EDT)

    There are three rounds:

    > The Preliminary round – The jury will review unmarked/anonymous Audio 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 15, 2021.

    > The Semifinal round - will feature Video Recordings of the same repertoire submitted for the Preliminary round. Finalists will be announced by April 1, 2021.

    > The Final round will feature the same Video Recordings as the Semifinal Round and will be streamed online as part of the 2021 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Festival.


    • 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 11:59pm(EST) on Februrary 15, 2021. Entries received after 11:59pm EST will not be accepted.
    • The same repertoire must be performed in the Preliminary, Semifinal, and Final Rounds.
    • Editing of recorded entries is not permitted and will be sufficient reason for disqualification.
    • Prior first prize winners may not participate in the same division.

    Questions can be directed to

    Winners will be announced at the 2021 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Festival after the featured artist's closing recital.


Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society
Address: 2038 Sansom street - Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: +1 (215) 567 2972

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