Are you a guitar-music lover then you do not want to miss this. This coming week the XXXII International Andres Segovia Guitar Contest is taking place in La Herradura, with the participation of guitarists, under the age of 35, from 14 different countries.
The event will take place in the Civic Centre in La Herardura from 17 to 21 January 2017. The contest is a tribute to Master guitarist Andrés Segovía. You can read more about Andrés Segovia in the book ‘Reflections from La Herradura’.
Every year this festival attracts many classical guitar music lovers from all over the world. It is a prestigous competition and very well known. But this this it is extra special as it will be the first posthumous tribute to celebrate the master guitarist Andrés Segovía on the thirtieth anniversary of his death.
Selected guitarists will perform their pieces in front of a jury in three heats, starting on Tuesday at 18.00. The public can attend these heats free of charge in the Auditorium of the Civic Centre in La Herradura. The contestants will perform a repertoire and style of their choice, not exceeding 15 minutes.
Those who have passed the first test will perform in the second heat, again a repertoire of free choice and not exceed 25 minutes. At the end of this heat the jury will decide and announce the contestants who have passed the test and will participate in the final. In the final there will be a guitar and orchestra repertoire performing the “Concertino para guitarra y orquesta en La menor op.72”, de Salvador Bacarisse (1898-1963).
The last night the entrance is NOT free of charge!
Overview of the heats:
Tuesday, 17 January
13.00 Presentation of the jury and the contestants-Centro cívico in La Herradura.
18.00 h.- First session of the First elemination trial of the 32nd Certamen de Guitarra Clásica “Andrés Segovia”. Free entrance
Wednesday, 18 January
18.00 Second session of the First elimination trial . Free entrance
Thursday, 19 January
19.00 First session of the Second elimination trial. Free entrance
Friday, 20 January
19.00 Second session of the Second elimination trial. Free entrance
At the end of this session the jury will name the contestants that are through to the final.
Saturday, 21 January
19.00 Final of the 32 Certamen de Guitarra Clásica “Andrés Segovia”. You need to buy a ticket for this concert
The contestants will interpret the Concertino para guitarra y orquesta en La menor op.72 (concert for guitar and orchestra) of Salvador Bacarisse (1898-1963), accompanied by Orquesta Universidad de Granada.
At the end of the concert the winners will be announced.
22.00 Prize distribution and closing ceremony. The winner will perform a piece of his or her choice.
Sunday, 22 January
19.30 Concert by the Orquesta Universidad de Granada in collaboration with the winner of the XXXII Certamen de Guitarra Clásica “Andrés Segovia”, in the Auditorio Manuel de Falla de Granada
PLEASE NOTE. the hours may be susceptible to changes made by the jury.