Sara Celardo

All prize winners
First Prize
Nationality: Italian
Instrument: Guitar
Date of birth 2000/03/23
Promoted by EMCY, European Concert in Oslo 2020

Sara Celardo was born in Campobasso on March 2000. She had finished her bachelor program with honorable mention at the Conservatory of Music “L. Perosi “of Campobasso at the age of 18 as a student of Mr. Fernando Lepri.

Sara won various prizes in prestigious national and international guitar competitions such as the 22nd National Guitar Competition “G. Rospigliosi”, the IV National Music Competition “Città di Scandicci”, the 2nd International Guitar Competition” Corrado Alba”, the 13th International Classical Guitar Competition” Enrico Mercatali” Of Gorizia, the 5th International Alirio Diaz Competition, 7th Acerra International Guitar Competition, the 6th International Festival of the Adriatic, the Eduguitar Competition and many more.

In 2016, she was selected by the Scientific Committee of the International Competition “Michele Pittaluga” in Alessandria as the best guitar promise and at the 49th International Guitar Conference she was selected also for the National Competition “Young Talents of Music Alda Rossi da Rios”, edition 2015/2017.

Recently she won the first prize and the EMCY prize in the 14th ‘‘Anna Amalia” Guitar Competition (3rd Age Group – Germany), the second prize in the “Internationales Gitarrenfestival Rust” (no age limit – Austria) and the first prize of n the “16th Altamira Gorizia Competition, Enrico Mercatali Prize” (no age limit – Italy).

If you are interested in working with Sara, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



D. Aguado, Introduction and Rondò Brillante op.2 n.2
J. S. Bach, Ciaccona from Partita no.2 BWV 1004 for Violin Solo
J. Dowland, Fantasia no.7
J. K. Mertz, Elegie
G. Regondi, Introduzione e Capriccio op.23
D. Scarlatti, Sonata K380
Tansman, Variations sur un théme de Scriabin
M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Capriccio Diabolico
M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Capricco n.18 from “24 Caprichos De Goya”
M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Sonata “Omaggio a Boccherini”

Chamber Music

Bartók, Romanian Dances
F. Carulli, Duo in G op. 34
M. Giuliani, Serenade op.127
M. Gangi, Suite Italiana
R. Gnattali, Sonata for Flute and Guitar
J. Ibert, Entr’acte
Piazzolla, Tango Suite
M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Sonatina op.205

With Orchestra

J. Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez
M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Concerto in Re op.99


14th Anna Amalia Competition for Young Guitarists: Sara Celardo

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