Each competitor will receive a complimentary ticket to watch the Festival Gala Concert!
The total prize pool for the performance competition is over $20,000 !
This performance competition is for all ages and abilities, with categories including Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and International Concert Artist Competition (ICAC).
Each competitor will receive a certificate, performance notes from our adjudicators (excluding ICAC category) and a video recording of their performance.
You can change repertoire up to 1 month prior to the competition.
Entries close March 31st.
ICAC category semi-final: September 19, 2019 Intermediate, Advanced: September 21, 2019 Beginner: September 22, 2019 ICAC category final: September 22, 2019
Venue: Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre, Xavier College, Kew
BEGINNER CATEGORY Up to grade 2 AMEB or equivalent
Up to two pieces can be performed. Time limit is 5 mins.
PRIZES: 1st Place – Katoh MCG85S (RRP $699) + $50 Hans Music Voucher + string pack + Tenuto Lite Guitar Support (RRP $65) + Tonebase Premium Yearly Subscription (RRP $195) 2nd Place – $50 Hans Music Voucher + string pack 3rd Place – $50 Hans Music Voucher + string pack
INTERMEDIATE CATEGORY Up to grade 5 AMEB or equivalent
Up to two pieces can be performed. Time limit is 6 mins.
PRIZES: 1st Place –A choice between several high end Katoh guitar series instruments, such as the Katoh DF-69 (RRP $2495) + $50 Hans Music Voucher + string pack + Tenuto Pro Guitar Support (RRP $110) + Tonebase Premium Yearly Subscription (RRP $195) 2nd Place – $50 Hans Music Voucher + string pack 3rd Place – $50 Hans Music Voucher + string pack
ADVANCED CATEGORY Up to grade 8 AMEB or equivalent. Please note: University music students and professional musicians are ineligible to apply for this category. They should instead apply for the International Concert Artist Competition Category.
Up to two pieces can be performed. Time limit is 10 mins.
PRIZES: 1st Place – Concert guitar by Andrew Doriean (RRP $6800) + $100 Hans Music Voucher + string pack + Tenuto Pro Guitar Support (RRP $110) + Tonebase Premium Yearly Subscription (RRP $195) 2nd Place – $50 Hans Music Voucher + string pack 3rd Place – $50 Hans Music Voucher + string pack
INTERNATIONAL CONCERT ARTIST COMPETITION (ICAC) 1st round: Online, due by March 31st, 2019. 2nd round: Live in front of a panel. Thursday morning, Sept 19, 2019 3rd round: Final on Sunday Sept 22, 2019
RULES for ICAC
1st round: Online round
Provide a Google Drive link in the application form which gives access to unedited .mp3 recordings of the following works (please check google drive privacy and sharing settings so we can access these files):
- Gigue from 2nd Lute Suite, BWV 997 by J. S. Bach. - Free Choice piece(s), maximum length 6 minutes
You will aso be judged on the audio quality of the recordings, so please ensure this is of a high standard.
2nd round: Live panel
- Vivo Energico, 4th Movement from Sonata for solo guitar, ‘Omaggio a Boccherini’ Op. 77 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. - Free Choice piece(s), maximum length 6 minutes
3rd round: Live concert (open to public)
Entirely free choice. May repeat pieces from previous rounds if desired. 15min music time limit (not including tuning etc).
PRIZES: 1st Place
Valued at approx $10,000AUD
12 month HCA membership (RRP $336) *Sponsored by House Concerts Australia
Tonebase Premium Yearly Subscription (RRP $195)
2020 Australian concert tour Melbourne – Solo recital at the 2020 Melbourne International Guitar Festival, Brisbane – Solo recital for Guitar Brisbane Concert Series, an initiative of Magda Productions Sydney – Solo Recital Sydney – House Concert With Chris and Leanne Perth -WA Guitar Society Canberra – Solo Recital for the Canberra Guitar Society Darwin - Solo Recital for Darwin Entertainment Centre Alice Springs - Solo Recital
*Although fees have been negotiated for the concert tour, the Melbourne Guitar Foundation will not take responsibility for 3rd party concert commitments. Every effort will be made by the MGF to ensure a smooth concert tour in 2020, with our full support and assistance behind the winner
Entries close March 31st, 2019. Judges decisions are final. Competition entry fees are non-refundable.