2022 MIGF VIRTUAL CONCERT ARTIST PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

The MIGF is pleased to announce the 2022 Virtual Concert Artist Performance Competition (V-CAPC) for solo classical guitar!

Awarding cash and other prizes, The 2022 V-CAPC is open to guitarists of all ages and nationalities, and will run in three rounds, beginning with the Preliminary Round video submissions, then Semi-Final and Final Rounds concurrently running with the festival from February 19-27, 2022.

Application Deadline: February 7, 2022
Registration Fee: $100

Prizes*

  • 1st Prize: $4,000 cash, a concert guitar by luthier Bill Glez (retail value $7,000), gift certificate, tote bag, one-year subscription to Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and invite to future MIGF
  • 2nd Prize: $2,000 cash, gift certificate, tote bag, and one-year subscription to Acoustic Guitar Magazine
  • 3rd Prize: $1,000 cash, gift certificate, tote bag, and one-year subscription to Acoustic Guitar Magazine
  • 4th Prize: $500 cash, gift certificate, tote bag, and one-year subscription to Acoustic Guitar Magazine
  • All semifinalists will receive a gift certificate from Strings By Mail and a tote bag from Guitar Salon International as well as a free copy of Acoustic Guitar Magazine from Stringletter Media.

Jury

Τhe jury will consist of professionals with established reputations in the music world:

Preliminary Round:
Federico Bonacossa (guitarist/composer, Italy/USA), David Dolata (lutenist, USA), Koh Kazama (guitarist, USA)
Semi-Final Round:
Smaro Gregoriadou (guitarist/composer, Greece), Galy Martin (guitarist, Cuba), Zaira Meneses (Mexico), Bahar Ossareh (guitarist, Iran/Canada), Mesut Ozgen (guitarist/composer, Turkey/USA)
Final Round:
Martha Masters (guitarist, USA), Clarice Assad (composer/pianist/singer, Brazil/USA), Sergio Assad (guitarist/composer, Brazil/USA), Eduardo Martin (guitarist/composer, Cuba), Gohar Vardanyan (guitarist, Armenia/USA)

General Guidelines

  • Open to guitarists of all ages and nationalities.
  • Previous 1st prize winners are not eligible to participate.
  • Competitors will perform solo pieces on the six-string classical guitar.
  • Individual movements from major works are acceptable.
  • Concertos or chamber music are not permitted.
  • All music must be performed from memory.
  • The competition will have three rounds through video submissions.
  • Competitors will be evaluated on their technique, musicianship, and overall presentation.
  • Judges’ comments will not be made available to competitors.
  • All decisions by the judges are final.

Preliminary Round

  • Preliminary Round video should have a free choice program with a minimum of two (2) contrasting styles, not to exceed ten (10) minutes of total duration.
  • Preliminary round application video must be submitted as a newly recorded, unedited live performance uploaded on YouTube.com.
  • Preliminary Round video submission deadline: Monday, February 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST.
  • Semifinalists will be announced on Saturday, February 12, 2022.
  • For video submission instructions, go to Application Form.

Semi-Final Round

  • Semi-Final Round video should have a free choice program with a minimum of two (2) contrasting styles, not to exceed fifteen (15) minutes of total duration.
  • Works performed in the Preliminary Round may be repeated in this round without penalty, but competitors must include at least one work not performed in the Preliminary Round.
  • Semi-Final Round video submission deadline: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST.
  • Finalists will be announced after the Semi-Final Round videos broadcast on Saturday, February 19, 2022.

Final Round

  • Final Round video should have a free choice program with a minimum of two (2) contrasting styles, not to exceed twenty five (25) minutes of total duration, including the time between pieces. Time Duration starts the moment the first note is played.
  • Works performed in the Semi-Final Round may NOT be repeated in the Final Round.
  • Works performed in the Preliminary Round, but not performed in the Semi-Final Round, may be repeated in the Final Round.
  • Final Round video submission deadline: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST.
  • Winners will be announced after the Final Round videos broadcast on Sunday, February 27, 2021.
  • Judges have the right to award all or some of the prizes or none. All decisions by the judges are final.

Application

Application Deadline: February 7, 2022
Regular Registration Fee: $100
Application Form must be submitted online no later than February 7, 2022 by 12:00 pm EST.

1. First, complete online payment here. After completing payment, you will be provided a “record locator” (such as ABCDEF)” in your eTicket. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Online Registration Payment

2. Fill out the Application Form. Please enter all the fields, including the preliminary round video link and the “record locator” obtained through the eTicket in the appropriate field before submitting the form.

Application Form

Your application constitutes your consent to your videos, audio, recording, personal name and photo to any use, in any and all media by the Miami International GuitART Festival and Florida International University.

*Per U.S. IRS regulations, all cash prizes may be subject to 30% federal tax withholding for foreign prize-winners. U.S. prize-winners will be issued an IRS-1099 Form. All donated non-cash prizes are subject to the delivery by the sponsor. Miami International GuitART Festival will do everything possible to ensure delivery of all prizes, but Miami International GuitART Festival and Florida International University will not be held responsible if the donor does not deliver a prize as listed above.

Guitar Prize for the Winner

Luthier: William Gonzalez
Country: USA
Back & Side: Indian Rosewood
Soundboard: Western Red Cedar, Fan bracing
Fingerboard: Ebony
Neck: Spanish Cedar
Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Finish: Shellac
Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width at nut: 52 mm
Tuning Machine: Sloane
Case: Hard Shell Cross Rock
Condition: New
Retail Value: $7,000
Website: www.billglez.com
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Luthier Bill Glez was born in 1970 in Havana, Cuba. He migrated to the United States at 23 years of age. He soon began a carpentry and wood flooring business in Miami, Fl. He got inspired to build his first guitar in 2015 for his daughter that was studying music at the time. After much research he started making his first guitar with regular carpentry tools. The knowledge and skill acquired working with wood for so many years in the past served as a base for his new profession as a guitar maker. After making his first guitar it became a passion. In 2017 he decided to get professionally trained, studying traditional construction techniques in Malaga Spain by Master Guitar maker Pablo Requena, and after his apprenticeship he set up his own workshop in Miami, Fl. In 2018 he participated in Antonio Marin Montero Guitar Making Competition Granada Spain and his guitar was chosen in the semi-finals. He builds his Guitars in the Spanish tradition, using only carefully selected woods. His instruments are entirely handmade and finished with shellac Method. His guitars have been praised for having a charming, balanced, rounded and clear sound. He currently continues to deliver high-end classical and flamenco guitars.

Other Prizes for Finalists and Semi-Finalists from

COMPETITION JUDGES

2022 MIGF Concert Artist Performance Competition Results

1st Prize: Millet Padron (Cuba)

2nd Prize: Sergey Perelekhov (Russia)

3rd Prize: Luis Guevara (Chile)

4th Prize: Marcin Kuzniar (Poland)

Watch the finals on MIGF YouTube Channel.

2021 MIGF Concert Artist Performance Competition Results

1st Prize: Nikita Nedelko (Russia)

2nd Prize:
Andrés Madariaga (Chile)

3rd Prize
: Millet Padron (Cuba)

4th Prize: Özberk Miraç Sarıgül (Turkey)

Watch the finals on MIGF YouTube Channel.

2018 MIGF Concert Artist Performance Competition Results

1st Prize: Marko Topchii (Ukraine)

2nd Prize:
Ji Hyung Park (South Korea)

3rd Prize
: Momcilo Aleksandric (Serbia)

4th Prize: Jesus Serrano (Mexico)

Watch the finals on Facebook.