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12th International Competition for Young Guitarists
«Andrés Segovia» from 15th to 18th June 2022
in Monheim am Rhein


19th May 2022

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For this year's competition we will charge NO ENROLMENT FEE
Opload PROLONGED till 22th of May !

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27th February 2022

The executive board of the competition has decided on the following:

  • The competition 2022 will be held completely as  VIDEO-COMPETITION.
    The participants do not travel to Monheim.
    They send in a video. Details on that topic are to be found below.
    The jury will travel to Monheim in June to assess the videos together.
  • The enrolment period has ended.
  • The videos can be uploaded from 1st till 15th May 2022.

Competition Video

March 2022


1.  Recording
•  You must record a video where you play your complete programme.
•  The recording equipment does not matter.
•  You must not stop the recording between the works or movements.
•  The duration is counted from the 1st note of piece 1 till the last note of the last piece.
•  Your programme must not be shorter than the minimum of your age group.
•  Your video must not be cut or processed in any way.
•  Your hands and face must always be visible during the recording.
•  A sheet with our competition logo must be placed on stage, e.g. on a note stand.
    HERE you find the file for printout.
•  Age group 3 must record two separate videos (1st round and finals).

2.  Technical demands
•  As file type of your video we only accept .MP4. (Codec H.264)
•  The graphical resolution must be 1280 x 720 minimum, even better: 1920 x 1080 pixels.

3.  Upload of the videos
You can upload your videos on our platform from May 1st till 15th.
We will tell you the server address per e-mail.
You are not allowed to publish your video(s) anywhere before the end of the competition.

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:
    German Version

2022 Video-Competition

Monheim Website

Monheim upon Rhine