Guitar Masters 2016 Classical Guitar is a competition addressed to solo guitarists. The Classical guitar category is divided into 3 rounds: Online- Live auditions- Final. It begins with submitting an online application and a video recording (free choice of repertoire, duration up to 10 minutes). The best contestants pass through to the next round, which will take place in Wrocław, Poland in October 2016.
Guitar Masters 2016 Fingerstle is a competition addressed to solo guitarists. The Fingerstyle category is divided into 2 rounds: Online -> Final. It begins with submitting an online application and a video recording (free choice of repertoire, duration up to 10 minutes). The best contestants pass through to the next round, which will take place in Wrocław, Poland in November 2016.
Guitar Masters 2016 offers the world’s highest prizes for guitarists in 2016. You will find the full list of them in the section Prizes.
I Prize – 20 000 EUR
II Prize – 10 000 EUR
III Prize – 5 000 EUR
I Prize – 8 000 EUR
II Prize – 4 000 EUR
III Prize – 2 000 EUR
The Jury of Guitar Masters 2016 consists of leading musicians and specialists in the music business.
Oscar Ghiglia – a classical guitarist and a teacher (IT)
Martha Masters – the President of GFA, a classical guitarist (USA)
Shin-Ichi Fukuda – a classical guitarist (JP)
Johannes Möller – a classical guitarist and composer (SE)
Leszek Możdżer – a jazz pianist and composer (PL)
Sean Samimi – a manager of artists, classical guitarist (USA)
Annette Kruisbrink – a classical guitarist and composer (NL)
Marek Pasieczny – a classical guitarist and composer (PL)
Thomas Kirchhoff – a classical guitarist (DE)
Berta Rojas – a classical guitarist (PY)
Krzysztof Pełech – a classical guitarist, artistic director of GM2016 (PL)
Tommy Emmanuel – a fingerstyle guitarist (AU)
Martin Taylor – a jazz guitarist (UK)
Piotr Restecki – a fingerstyle guitarist (PL)
Ian Cooper – a violinist (AU)
The jury appraises not only the performance in terms of technique and interpretation but all the aspects of the performance. What is taken into account are such elements as: the choice of repertoire, presentation on stage, verbal expression and rapport with the audience.
All solo guitarists, regardless of their age, qualifications and country of origin are eligible for ennrolment.
The registrations are collected until July 31, 2016.
Yes, entry requires covering a fee up 7 days after registration.
Classical guitar: 80 EUR, Fingerstyle: 60 EUR
Guitar Masters was born based on 18 years of existence of Wrocław Guitar Festival (Gitara+), which in 2016 was given a new form of an international competition stricly connected with a music festival and titled Guitar Masters/ International Competition & Festival. The Artistic Director is Krzysztof Pełech. GM2016’s goal is to promote the best guitarists and amplify the role of the city of Wrocław as an important centre of the guitar culture. The project is a part of the program of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016.