The 1st European Guitar Concerto Competition - Rules

    • Competitors of all ages and nationalities are welcome to participate in the 1st European Guitar Concerto Competition!

    Obligatory program

    J. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez or J. Rodrigo: Fantasia para un Gentilhombre

    • Each competitor should select only one concerto.
    • Competitor will perform the chosen concerto through the entire competition.

    Competition structure

    Round 1

    29th & 30th of January 2018
    • Each competitor will perform max. 15 minutes of free choice program, including the Cadenza of selected Concerto. (Concierto de Aranjuez, II movement, rehearsal mark 10-11; Fantasia para un Gentilhombre, Canario, rehearsal mark 18 bar 31- rehearsal mark 19)
    • A maximum of 50 competitors will be admitted to the 1st round.
    • In case that DGF receives more then 50 applications: the first 50 applications we received will be given a priority.

    Round 2: Semi Finale

    1st & 2nd of February 2018
    • Each competitor will perform max. 22-23 minutes of free choice program, including one movementof the selected Concerto (the movement selection is up to each candidate).
    • The selected movement will be performed with a piano accompanist.
    • A rehearsal with a piano accompanist will be provided to each Semi Finalist on the 31st of January.
    • Maximum 20 competitors will be selected to perform in the Semi Finale.

    Round 3: Grand Finale

    4th of February 2018
    • The entire concerto will be performed with Kamerorkest van het Noorden and Dimitris Spouras (conductor).
    • On the 3rd of February a rehearsal with orchestra will be provided to each Finalist.
    • Maximum 4 Finalists will be selected for this round.


    • Aniello Desiderio (Italy)
    • Costas Cotsiolis (Greece)
    • Zoran Dukic (Croatia)
    • Sabrina Vlaskalic (Serbia)
    • Danijel Cerovic (Montenegro)
    • Goran Krivokapic (Montenegro)
    • Jorrit Douwes (The Netherlands)
    • Honorary jury members, distinguished personas from music and artistic scene of the Netherlands, will be announced at later stage.


    • 1st Prize: 3000 euro
    • 2nd Prize: 1500 euro
    • 3rd Prize: 750 euro

    • The Head of the Jury will be appointed for each round.
    • The Head of the Jury may cut off the performance in case that candidate exceeds the time limit given in the rules.
    • Free selection repertoire chosen for one round, cannot be repeated in a later round.
    • Each candidate will be give a score between 0-25 points.
    • Highest and lowest mark will be cut off.
    • An average of remaining marks will be calculated in order to determine the score of competitor.
    • Jury members cannot give points to their own students.
    • Prizes cannot be shared.
    • Jury may decide not to award a particular prize in case that they are not satisfied with the performance level.
    • Points will not be published.
    • The decision of the Jury is definite.