From 11th to 16th of April, Weimar, Germany played host to the prestigious Anna Amalia Competition for Young Guitarists, drawing some of the world’s most talented musicians to the historic city. The competition, which was held at the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere, featured performances by more than 30 guitarists from around the globe.
Judges at the competition were impressed by the high caliber of musicianship on display, with many commenting on the technical precision and emotional depth exhibited by the competitors. In the end, it was the Greek guitarist Ioanna Kazoglou who took home the top prize, thrilling the audience with his virtuosic playing and passionate interpretations of classical guitar repertoire.
The competition’s organizers expressed their gratitude to all of the musicians who participated, and promised to continue promoting the classical guitar as a vital and important art form in the years to come
For the final of the III age category on Saturday April 15, 7 musicians from five countries have qualified. The prize winners are:
1st prize: Ioanna Kazoglou (Greece)
2nd prize: Kamil Anioł (Poland)
3rd prize: Jan Markowski (Poland)
The results of the age group I are:
1st prizes: Nayarii Basarab (Ukraine/Germany) and Wentian Wang (China/Germany)
2nd prizes: Krzysztof Ginelli (Poland) and Maksymilian Śliwiński (Poland).
3rd prize: Pablo Miot (Germany)
The results of the age group II are:
1st prize: Tobias Krpec (Czech Republic)
2nd prizes: Raphaël Grevin (France) and Mykhailo Rakov (Ukraine/Germany)
3rd prize: Cristiano Amato (Germany)
for the best interpretation of a work of classical music: Mykhailo Rakov (Ukraine/Germany)
for the best interpretation of one of the contemporary compulsory pieces: Raphaël Grevin (France)
EMCY Prize: Tobias Krpec (Czech Republic)