2017-18 Fundraising Goal

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PCGS NATIONAL COMPETITION 2018

The 2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition is part of the 2018 Annual Philadelphia Classical Guitar Festival.

There are two separate divisions:

1.
The Adult Division is a national competition open to advancing classical guitarists up to 30 years of age residing in the United States.

2. The High School Division is open to students in grades 9 ‐ 12 from PA, NJ & DE.

Applications and recordings are due 

February 15, 2018 (11:59pm, EDT)

There are three rounds:

> The Preliminary round – The jury will review unmarked/anonymous recordings
and select up to 12 advancing competitors from each division.  Entrants will be
notified if they have advanced to the semifinal round no later than March 3, 2018.

> The Semifinal round - will take place in front of a live audience in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Time & venue TBA, Free Admission

> The Final round will take place on the morning of Sunday, April 8, 2018 the 2018 Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Festival at Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St. (free parking). 

Winners will be announced later the same day 
at the end of the closing concert of the festival.

Online Application      Print Application


Questions can be directed to competition@phillyguitar.com

   Adult Division  High School Division
 Eligibility 
A national competition open to advancing classical guitarists up to 30 years old residing in the USA
A competition for high school students from the tri-state region (DE, NJ, PA)
 
Prizes

 1st prize - $1000, *Peter Segal prize & a recital at the 2019 Festival

2nd - $350

3rd - $250

 1st Prize -  $200

2nd - $100

3rd - $50
Application Fee
 $65 - Includes admission to all Sunday Guitar Festival events and a one year PCGS membership
 $40 - Includes admission to all Sunday Guitar Festival events and a one year PCGS membership
Required repertoire 

Preliminary round
due February 15, 2018
(11:59pm EDT)

Fantasie uber das Volkslied:
"Der Abschied von den Bergen"
by A. Darr

and one free-choice selection
(up to 15 minutes)

Minuet & Trio
by F. Carulli

and one free-choice selection
Semifinals 
 S
aturday, 
April 7, 2018

Fantasie uber das Volkslied:
"Der Abschied von den Bergen"
by A. Darr

and one free-choice selection
(up to 15 minutes)


Minuet & Trio
by F. Carulli

and one free-choice selection
Final Round
 Sunday, April 8, 2018
 
Set piece
(a) a newly commissioned work written exclusively for this competition
(b) emailed in PDF format 
upon receipt of  application or by Nov. 30, 2017

and one free-choice selection
(up to 15 minutes)

Minuet & Trio
by F. Carulli

and one free-choice selection 


Guidelines for all participants

» The Guitar Society reserves the right to cancel any competition division and return student entries

and fees if insufficient entries are received.  Entries must be received no later than 11:59pm (EDT) on Feburary 15, 2018. Entries received after 11:59pm EDT will not be accepted.

» Prior first prize winners may not participate in the same division.

» Editing or digital manipulation of recorded entries is not permitted 

and will be sufficient reason for disqualification.


*Peter Segal was a prominent musician in Philadelphia and was a founding member and leader of  the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society in 1967.  Along with performing in solo and chamber music programs throughout the region,  he performed with a variety of ensembles including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Concerto Soloists, Opera Company of Philadelphia  and Relache and also toured internationally. Peter Segal was also a well regarded teacher and scholar and founded classical guitar programs with several institutions including the Boyer College of Music at Temple University and the Philadelphia Musical Academy.  , Opera Company of Philadelphia  and Relache and also toured internationally. Peter Segal was also a well regarded teacher and scholar and founded classical guitar programs with several institutions including the Boyer College of Music at Temple University and the Philadelphia Musical Academy.  


Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition Committee:  Joseph Mayes, Ross Mann,  Kevin Cope,  Kathleen Mayes


2017 WINNERS

ADULT DIVISION

1st - Oscar Somersalo
2nd - Carlos Bedoya
3rd - Stephen Brew
4th - Leonhard Ranallo

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

1st - Benjamin Pasternak
2nd - Darla Rublesky
3rd - Mahima Reddy
4th - Justin McCarty

2017 FINALISTS

ADULT DIVISION

Carlos Bedoya
Oscar Somersalo
Stephen Brew
Leonhard Ranallo

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Benjamin Pasternak
Mahima Reddy
Darla Rublesky
Justin McCarty

2017 SEMI-FINALISTS

ADULT DIVISION

Leonhard Ranallo
Brendon Grabowski
Andrew Flory
Steven Wong
Oscar Somersalo
Carlos Bedoya
Stephen Brew

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Yaodong Yu
Darla Rublesky
Justin McCarty
Mahima Reddy
Benjamin Pasternak
Andrew Phillips

Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society
Address: 2038 Sansom street - Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: +1 (215) 567 2972
Email: info@phillyguitar.com 

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