Ikärajaton sarja | Guitar Competition of Finland
20th Tampere Guitar Festival 4-9 June 2024

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The International Classical Guitar Competition of Finland

3.4.2024: Application time for both Competition of Finland and the 2 in 1 Competition 3.0 has ended.

  1. APPLY (closed)

  2. MAKE A VIDEO FOR ROUND 1

  3. PROCEED TO THE SEMIFINAL HELD LIVE IN FINLAND

Rules & Guidelines for Finland

Download the rules of Finland (PDF)

> Download the video guidelines for Finland (PDF)

Rules & Guidelines for 2 in 1 Competition

Download the video guidelines for 2 in 1 competition (PDF) / Instrucciones para la grabación del vídeo (PDF)

Rules of Spain

The International  Classical Guitar 2 in 1 Competition 3.0

To which competition will I attend?

  • The 5th International Classical Guitar Competition of Finland

    • Live rounds in Tampere, Finland on June 5th – 8th 2024 (+ Winner's Award Performance on June 9th 2024)

    • For competition of Spain, please visit the the website of Petrer Guitar Festival

Application process

  1. Apply: registration has been closed!

  2. Make the payment by due date after receiving the invoice

  3. Upload your video to your YouTube channel and send the program and sheet music for Round 1 by April 15th 2024

  4. Promote your video and reach for the nomination of The Favourite Artist of the Audience

  5. Results of Round 1 will be announced April 28th 2024

  6. Qualified competitors for the semifinal will receive further instructions

Fees

  1. Round 1 (video competition for Finland): 60 €

  2. Qualified competitors from Round 1: 110 € for the live rounds in Finland

How to make the payment?

  1. Round 1, Online

Pay the registration fee + possible transaction fees after receiving the invoice from Tampere Guitar Festival. Please note that the received payment MUST be equal to the registration fee.

For any questions concerning the payment, please contact competition@tgf.fi

  1. Semifinal & Final

Qualified competitors will receive further instructions on how to make the payment.

Jury of Finland (Semifinal & Final)

  • Seppo Siirala, the Head of the Jury
  • Mikko Heiniö
  • Jyrki Myllärinen

Prizes (Finland)

1st prize

  • 2000 € Cash Prize *
  • Award concert in Spain at the 28th Festival de Guitarra José Tomás Villa de Petrer 2025 (value 1000 €) **
  • Winner's Award Performance at TGF 2024 on Sunday June 9th at 12:00
  • Guitarlift Ultimate Matt Black, medium
  • D’Addario Winner's Prize Box
  • Savarez Winner's Prize Box
  • RC Strings Winner's Prize Box

2nd prize

  • 1000 € Cash Prize *
  • Guitarlift Premium, medium
  • D'Addario Prize Box
  • Savarez Prize Box
  • RC Strings Prize Box

3rd prize

  • 500 € Cash Prize *
  • Guitarlift Standard, medium
  • D'Addario Prize Box
  • Savarez Prize Box
  • RC Strings Prize Box

4th prize

  • 200 € Cash Prize *
  • D'Addario Prize Box
  • Savarez Prize Box
  • RC Strings Prize Box

* = Tax-exempt according to a regulation by the Ministry of Finance, Finland
** = Award includes a 800 € fee + max. 200 € for transportation + accommodation

Additional prizes

  • Special Prize for the best interpretation of the work by Mikko Heiniö in the Final: gift card to Fennica-Gehrman
  • All finalists have free attendance to a well-being lecture and workshop at Tampere Conservatoire on Thursday 6th.
  • Finalists have an opportunity to perform at Tampere Hall on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th.
  • Free attendance for The Favourite Artist of the Audience

Competition partners

LIPUT | TICKETS

  • Ke | Wed 5.6. @ 10 Semifinal, Tampereen konservatorio | Tampere Conservatoire
    • Ennakko | In advance: 10 €, opiskelija | student 5 €
    • Ovelta | At the door: 15 €
  • La | Sat 8.6. @ 12 Final, Tampere-talo, Pieni Sali | Tampere Hall, Small Auditorium
    • Ennakko | In advance: 15 €, opiskelija | student 9,50 €
    • Ovelta | At the door: 20 €
  • Su | Sun 9.6. @ TBA Winner's Award Performance, Location: TBA 
    • Vapaa pääsy | Free entry
  • Ennakkomyynti päättyy 2 tuntia ennen konserttia | Available in advance until 2 hours before the concert
  • Lippuja myydään myös ovelta, mikäli konsertti ei ole loppuunmyyty | Tickets are also available at the door, if the concert is not sold out

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