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Anna Amalia Competition for Young Guitarists

Next competition:
Next deadline: 17.02.2017
Categories for the next competition: Guitar

City: Weimar (Germany)
Age range: 1-20 (3 age categories)
Structure: One or two rounds depending on age category
Cycle: every two years
Categories: Guitar
Organiser: Gitarreverein Weimar e.V.
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Website: www.gitarreverein-weimar.de


  • 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.
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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

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