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ICC “The contemporary Guitar” (2018)

International Composition Competition “The contemporary Guitar” (2018)

See here about the previous Composition Competition “The contemporary Guitar” | 2017

AN ART ARTISTRY – Cultural Centre – Cultural Activities & Artistic Productions Services (Monis Asteriou 4, Athens)
210 3220082 (Mon-Fri, 14:00-17:00) /


Description: Modern compositions for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The selection criteria are musical and no extra-musical parameters such as gender, level of difficulty, nationality and age quotas etc. will be taken into account. The only examined quality will be the text itself. Unpublished works & works that have been performed previously and won competitions in the past may be submitted.

Registration fee: The registration fee is €45,00 per work / submission, paid through bank account transfer. EUROBANK GREECE (ERBKGRAA) ΙΒΑΝ: GR3402603280000950101210083 (Beneficiary Dimitris Anousis) (In the grounds, provide name and deposit reason). All transfer and bank charges will be covered by the applicants.

Submissions: Submissions are to be made until Saturday March 31st, 2018 electronically to info@an-art.comincluding at the same email:
i. An unmarked and unnamed PDF (sheet music) of a work (composition) for solo classical guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes.
ii. A separate file (PDF, RAR, ZIP etc.) with a printout of the registration payment (fee payment receipt), the details of the composer (name, age, address, telephone, email, etc), a bio (biografical notes), a good foto of the composer, title and a text for their submitted work.

Committee – selection: The committee will consist of distinguished guitarists and composers. Will meet in April 2018 and will select by voting up to four (4) works based on their musical quality rather than the degree of difficulty or other criteria. The committee’s decision is final.

The prize winning works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma. | 2. Audio & video recording by the distinguished guitarist and composer Smaro Gregoriadou, in a high quality AN ART ARTISTRY’s production. | 3. The recordings will be uploaded and presented at AN ART ARTISTRY’s YOUTUBE channel, sites, social media pages, newsletters etc. | 4. A page in site will be created for each one of the winning works – composers with a presentation of the works.

The honorable mention works (up to 4) will receive:
1. An official diploma. | 2. A page in site will be created for each one of the honorable mention works – composers.


AN ART ARTISTRY has organized the International Composition Competition “The Contemporary Guitar” (2018) for 2nd time. The submissions to the competition has ended March 31, 2018. The competition’s subject was modern compositions for solo guitar, duration 3 to 5 minutes, and it was open to composers of all ages and nationalities. The selection criteria where only musical and no non-musical parameters such as gender, level of difficulty, nationality and age quotas has been taken into account. The only examined quality was the music text itself. A total of 12 compositions where submitted from 8 countries (Japan, Italy, U.S.A., Colombia, Canada, Poland, Greece, Turkey), which came to the judgment of the committee, consisting of:


The committee after carefully studied the submitted works, awards:

Prize to Michael Myounghoon Lee (U.S.A.) for his work for guitar “Unmasked” with identifier 1513

Prize to Emanuela Ballio (Italy) for her work for guitar “B – E improvisations sur le marteau sans maitre” with identifier 1473

Prize to Füsun Köksal İncirlioğlu (Turkey) for her work for guitar “Three New Pieces for Guitar” with identifier 1954


Honorable mention to Konstantin Bliokh (Japan) for his work for guitar “Four miniatures” with identifier 1057

Honorable mention to Jorge Hoyos (Colombia) for his work for guitar “Primavera Rota” with identifier 1624

Honorable mention to Sotiris Piliouras (Greece) for his work for guitar “Guitar Poem no.2 – Seascape” with identifier 2063

Honorable mention to Paolo Geminiani (Italy) for his work for guitar “Sospensioni” with identifier 2174

Next, with downgrade ranking were the works: 1186, 1246,1354, 1732, 1843

Τhe 3 prize winning works will be recorded (audio & video) and will be presented in a high quality AN ART ARTISTRY
production, as described in the rules of the competition, until the end of the year (2018).

Our warmest congratulations to the winners!
AN ART ARTISTRY, Athens May 6th, 2018





All comments are transferred unchanged, and express the opinions of the committee members. In no way they reflect the view – opinion or any kind of official statement of AN ART ARTISTRY.

1057 Nice structure. A composition that evolves with flow and musicality. Perhaps, more interpretative instructions should be given, since the musical content is easily misunderstood.

Original and well-written works in a special tuning, especially the fourth piece.

1186 No comment.

1246 Outstanding, compact, full of melodic movements that arise when diving in deep. Although small in size, meaningful in music.

1354 Α very sweet and sensitive piece. Almost like from a fairy-tale, perhaps if in a little faster tempo.

1473 Having as a stable reference point, Augmented fourths, a piece that when in the hands of a virtuoso performer may be impressive.

1513 Work with a wide variety of sound colors, which in essence serves the meaning of a technical score and not a compositing concern. However, there are many elements, which are respected in their arrest.

Impressive, well-written. Althoug without a melodic line it is tight and holds attention. Interesting rhythmic patterns. The second part (d e) is excellent.

1624 A neat and clear work. A beautiful melodic line in an interesting background in both parts.

1732 Very fine work. A special first exhibition – finale. Beautiful harmonies – arpeggio.

1843 No comment.

1954 A composition that presenting, remarkable interpretatively elements of guitar, based on musicality, that despite some difficulties, remain friendly to the performer.

2063 A work reflecting its title, a real lyric poem, a description of the endless movement of the sea, so different and so similar simultaneously, expressed through the nature of the guitar.

2174 It is somewhat unfair not to award this piece with some kind of distinction, as it is showing that the composer has considered all the poetic elements at hand. I would like to hear a larger development of the ideas.

Poland 8/5/2017
Piano, Chamber music
ICC "The contemporary piano" (2018)