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London International Guitar Competition 2020 is now open!

Rules and Conditions
Contestants, Eligibility and Application:
– Applicants must be no older than 30 years at the time of registration
– Applicants must have access to the internet
– Entry period for application and the first online round starts on 15 June 2020 and ends on Wednesday, 2 September 2020 at 10:00 am BST, (i.e. UK local time), with the semi-finalists to be announced on the LIGC Facebook page on 12 September 2020.
– The Semi-Final will be held on Friday, 23 October in London, and the Final will be held at Kings Place, London on Saturday, 24 October beginning at 5:00 pm.

Contestants must ensure they are available on these dates before entering. If any venues or locations of the events are changed, contestants will be notified at least one month in advance.
Please refer to the details of the competition on the ‘About’ page.

To enter please e-mail with subject line to include your name and ‘LIGC 2020’
You must include the following items:
a.) CV in English, one A4 page only
b.) Copy/scan of passport photo page
c.) Two good recent, high-resolution photos
d.) The YouTube link to your performance of the set audition repertoire which is
1. Manuel de Falla: Homenaje sur le Tombeau de Claude Debussy (1920), (celebrating the centenary of the publication of what many people regard as the single best piece ever written for guitar). We recommend the facsimile edition of the original publication by La Revue Musicale in 1920 (reproduced in Chanterelle Editions 895)
2. Heitor Villa-Lobos: one of the 12 Etudes (Studies) for Guitar, to be chosen by contestant

Requirements for the video submission:
– At the start of the video you must verbally announce your full name and the names of the pieces, and state that the video is your entry for the London International Guitar Competition 2020
– The title of the video must be London International Guitar Competition 2020 and your name, eg. ‘London International Guitar Competition 2020 – John Smith’
– In the description you must give the programme details, i.e. the name(s) of the piece(s) and the composer for each
– Failure to follow these instructions may make your application invalid.
Your video recording should be made in one take and should not be edited at all. The quality of the video must be adequate, audibly and visually, for the judges to be able to make an informed decision. At all times in the video the contestant must be visible to ensure that the video and performance is authentic. Any videos deemed to be dubbed or false will not be accepted and London International Guitar Competition reserves the right to disqualify any such entries.

e.) The registration fee is £100, to be paid via the button below. You must submit in your application your PayPal transaction number as proof of payment.

Applicants must adhere to all requirements of the application process. Upon receipt of a valid application and payment of the £100 registration fee, contestants will receive a confirmation email notifying them of their acceptance into the competition.

All personal information will be kept safe and will not be used for any other purpose than to determine eligibility for the competition. However, contestants give authorisation for their name, images and videos to be used as part of International Guitar Foundation and London International Guitar Competition’s publicity.