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11th International Competition for Young Guitarists
«Andrés Segovia» from 10th to 13th June 2020
in Monheim am Rhein

enrolment open

1st Jan 2020

Enrolment period from 1st January till 15th February 2020.


Those who prefer to fill in the enrolment form by hand or by text processing, will find a DOWNLOAD link here.

Our postal and email addresses can be found under Kontakt/Impressum.
Please make sure that your application will not arrive before 1st Jan and after 15th Feb.

Nevertheless we warmly recommend our ONLINE-Enrolment, which also produces a direct automatic answer for you.

The key date to calculate the performer's age is the 10th June 2020

Jury 2020

October 2019

The jury for the 11th Segovia Competition has been chosen:

Prof. Alfred Eickholt (D)
Dr. Fabian Hinsche (D)
Prof. Dale Kavanagh (CDN / D)
Katrin Klingeberg (D)
Johannes Tonio Kreusch (D)
Prof. Alfonso Montes (YV)
Prof. Jorgos Panetsos (GR / AU)
David Pavlovits (H)
Georg Schmitz (D)

--- and additionally for the finals of age group 3 ---

Prof. Anton Črnugelj (SLO)
Prof. Martin M. Krüger (D)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Offermann (D)
Prof. Gerhard Reichenbach (D)
Liying Zhu (CHN)

compulsory pieces online

6th May 2019

The 2020 Compulsory Pieces for all age groups are online now.
We changed the rules concerning the special EGTA-prize.

Message from the Minister for Culture and Science

04 May 2018

Minister Pfeiffer-Poensgen Dear readers, for many people, a passion for music begins with a guitar. There is hardly any instrument that is more popular among budding musicians - and consequently this stringed instrument employed in such a variety of musical styles marks the beginning of many careers in music. However, enthusiasm for the guitar is not restricted to beginners. Technically demanding compositions and many-faceted uses in musical compositions make the guitar an instrument for virtuoso performances.

Over the next few days the International Competition for Young Guitarists will once again prove this and will focus on the high standards achieved by young guitarists. These talented youngsters will show in their performance of specially chosen works in front of a jury of renowned experts that the guitar is not only a popular instrument but is at the same time one that makes great demands on the player.

I am very pleased that in this competition - taking place this year for the 10th time - young musicians from so many different countries are going to demonstrate their skills to audiences of music lovers and to leading lights in the world of guitarists. As well as ensuring cultural exchange, the next few days here in Monheim will give participants the opportunity to push their playing to new limits and test it in new combinations of instruments.

Giving those with outstanding musical talent the opportunity to display and develop their skills - regardless of their family background or their country of birth - is one of the important aims of our policy in the field of culture. This competition for young musicians achieves just that for guitarists with great success. Nine months ago, the Prime Minister of our federal state, Armin Laschet, presented the Prize for the Promotion of Culture of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia for 2017 to the guitar duo Sören Golz und Ivan Danilov. These two young men had participated, from 2004 on, in this competition for young guitarists and repeatedly won prizes. I would be delighted to see participants in this year's competition follow their example so that I could meet them again later in their careers.

Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen
Minister for Culture and Science
of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Video Trailer

Get an impression of our competition by this VIDEO-TRAILER.


Here you will find a detailed report on our 2016 competition (sorry in German only)

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Unternavigation Sprachauswahl:
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