Anna Amalia Competition for Young Guitarists
|Categories for the next competition:||Guitar|
|Age range:||1-20 (3 age categories)
|Structure:||One or two rounds depending on age category|
|Cycle:||every two years
|Organiser:||Gitarreverein Weimar e.V.|
- All competition performances are open to the public
- The playing order of the competitors will be decided by draw
- The programme stated in the application is binding
- The order in which the works are played may be chosen by the participant
- The programme must be played from memory
- Participants must bring all the music scores of the works to be played for the jury
- The assessment will be based on artistic-musical presentation, style accuracy, security and most importantly, musical interpretation
- The decision of the jury is final with no right of appeal
- The prize winners must attend the awards ceremony and must participate in the prize winners’ concert. The concert programme with be chosen by the jury.
- The organiser has the right to record the competition performances and the prize winners’ concert for possible public performance. The participant will receive no financial compensation for this.
- Participants must show a valid identification document upon arrival
- Participants must pay for all travelling, accommodation and living expenses
- The organiser carries no responsibility for any personal injury or loss of personal belongings which might occur during the time of the competition
- In case of interpretational differences only the German version of these rules is binding.
Prizes: In each age group a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize can be awarded. In addition, prizes for the best interpretation of a classical work, the contemporary set pieces and other special prizes may be awarded. The jury has the right not to award every prize.
Application: Application details for the next competition in 2017 will be published on the competition website.
Application fee: 50 €
Background: The Weimar based biannual competition started in 1993 and was originally a national event. Its organiser, the Weimar Guitar Association gradually built up its profile and in 1999 – Weimar’s year as European Capital of Culture – the competition became international. It was accepted as a member of EMCY in 2004.
Last updated: 16.04.2015