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Dimitri Illarionov - The Winner of XXV
Dimitri Illarionov - The Winner of XXV

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29 November 2009

The XXV "Andrés Segovia" International Classical Guitar Competition (23-28 November 2009) was a tribute to Francisco Tárrega and Isaac Albéniz in their Centennials and to  Leo Brouwer in their 70th  anniversary.

Classical Guitar Competition Prizes

Dimitri Illarionov (Russia, 1979) was awarded the first prize of 9,000 euros and a Paco Santiago Marin guitar, valued at 8.000 euros.

The second prize of 4.000 euros, went to Brazilian Gustavo Costa (Ribeirao Preto, 1976) and the third, 2.000 euro, was granted to the Croatian Iva Nezic (Zagreb, 1987).

As for the "Leo Brouwer" Special Prize, worth 700 euros fot the best interpretation of the play Temple y Puya by Hector Gonzalez, was granted to Jerzy Chwastik (Poland).

Finally, the award of Jeunesses Musicales of Almuñécar, as stimuli to the youngest guitarist who passed the first round, went to Russian Anna Likhacheva (Rostov-Don, 1993).

First Prize not awarded in the XXII Andrés Segovia Composition Competition

The jury, chaired by Professor of Musicology at the University of Granada, Antonio Martín Moreno, decided not to award the first prize in the XXII Andrés Segovia Composition Competition, held parallel to the Guitar Competition, considering that none of the 66 works submitted "had the required level at the time of granting the award".

The award of this unique Andrés Segovia Composition Competition was endowed with 2,000 euros, the edition of the work and the compulsory inclusion in the next edition of the competition.

Guitar Competition

15 guitarists from 10 countries performed in the First Round an individually-chosen work and Fantasy for Guitar, op. 107 by Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006).

In the Second Round were selected 9 guitarists: Vladimir Gorbach (Russia), Gustavo Costa (Brazil) Jose Casallas (Colombia), Chwastyk Jerzy (Poland), Dimitri Illarionov (Russia), Shani Inbar (Israel), Alessandro Benedettelli (Italia), Iva Nezic (Croacia) and the young Anna Likhacheva (Russia).

After two sessions of the Second Qualifying Round, the jury decided the list of finalists: Gustavo Costa (Brazil), Chwastyk Jerzy (Poland), Iva Nezic (Croatia) and Dimitri Illarionov (Russia).

Gustavo Costa (Brazil) played Francisco Tarrega - Alborada, Isaac Albéniz - Vermilion Tower and Leo Brouwer - Sonata as free program.

Jerzy Chwastyk's (Poland) free program included the works of Isaac Albeniz - Mallorca, Francisco Tarrega - Lay Oremus and Joaquin Rodrigo - Sonata Giocosa.

Dimitri Illarionov's (Russia) repertory included Mauro Giuliani - Grand Overture Op. 61, Isaac Albéniz -Cádiz and Francisco Tarrega - Variations on Carnival of Venice.

Nezic Iva (Croatia) played Isaac Albéniz - Córdoba, Francisco Tarrega - Prelude No. 2 and Leo Brouwer - Sonata.

In addition, all contestants had to play Hector Gonzalez (Cali, 1961) - Temple y Puya (First Prize in the XXI "Andrés Segovia" Composition Competition, 2008).

In the Final Round the four guitarists played Leo Brouwer - Concert No. 3 "Elegiaco", with the Orchestra of the "Andrés Segovia" Competition, conducted by Miguel Quirós.

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Claire Sananikone & Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne - Winners of Robert J. Vidal International Competition
Claire Sananikone & Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne - Winners of Robert J. Vidal International Competition

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16 November 2009

Robert J. Vidal International Competition finished on 14th November. Claire Sananikone and Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne (France) won the 2nd prize exaequo, valued at 7000 euro, while the first prize was not awarded.

The 2nd edition of Robert J. Vidal International Competition, Barbezieux, France finished on 14th November.

The competition closed with Gabriel Bianco's recital, the winner of 2007 edition. The results are:

Prizes:

  • First Prize: not awarded
  • Second Prize: Claire Sananikone, Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne (7000 euro, exaequo)
  • Third Prize:Alexei Khorev (3500 euro)
  • Fourth Prize: Pierre Lelièvre (1500 euro)

Final:

  • Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne
  • Alexei Khorev
  • Pierre Lelièvre
  • Claire Sananikone

Semifinal:

  • Alexei Khorev (Russia)
  • Mikhail Pazi (Russia)
  • Fumiaki Kondo(Japain)
  • Claire Sananikone(France)
  • Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne (Canada)
  • Pierre Lelièvre (France)

Jury: Délia Estrada, Roberto Aussel, Costas Cotsiolis, Michel Cosson, Tony Malle.

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Andras Csaki - Winnner of 42nd Classical Guitar Competition
Andras Csaki - Winnner of 42nd Classical Guitar Competition

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02 November 2009

The international jury was presided over by Alberto Ponce and consisted of Marcin Dylla (Poland), Darko Petrinjak (Croatia), Jukka Savijoki (Finland), Elena Zaniboni (Italy), Micaela Pittaluga (Italy) and Tania Chagnot (France).

The forty-second edition of the Classical Guitar Competition "Michele Pittaluga" was held in Alessandria Italy from September 21, 2009 through September 26, 2009.

The international jury was presided over by Alberto Ponce and consisted of Marcin Dylla (Poland), Darko Petrinjak (Croatia), Jukka Savijoki (Finland), Elena Zaniboni (Italy), Micaela Pittaluga (Italy) and Tania Chagnot (France).

Andras Csaki (Hungary) won the 13,000 euro first prize while Kyu-Hee Park (South Korea) won 4,000 euro for second and in third, garnering the 2,500 euro prize, was Thomas Viloteau (France).

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