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The International Classic Guitar Competition “Academician Marin Goleminov” is organized under the patronage of the Mayor of Kyustendil Municipality.
Art Director is Mr Ivan Andonov.
The Competition is included in the programme for support of talented Bulgarian children.
The XXIII Classic Guitar Competition will be held from 3th to 6th April 2019 in the town of Kyustendil.
Guitarists from all over the world who would like to take part in the Competition and have filled in and sent the application form until 27th March 2019 may participate as contestants in the following groups:

First group – under 10 years including
Second group – from 11 to 13 years of age including
Third group – from 14 to 17 years of age including
Fourth group – over 18 years
Fifth group – „Free Stage of the Soloist”- without age restrictions
Sixth group – „Guitar +”- without age restrictions
Seventh group – „Chamber Music” - without age restrictions
Eighth group – „Guitar Ensembles and Orchestras”- without age restrictions

PRIZES: The reward fund includes money bonuses, pieces of art and object prizes running up to the total amount of 6,000 Bulgarian leva.
The following prizes will be awarded:
First and second group: 1st prize - 90 BGN, 2nd prize - 80 BGN, 3rd prize - 70 BGN
Third and fourth group: 1st prize- 100 BGN, 2nd prize - 90 BGN, 3rd prize - 80 BGN
Fifth, sixth and seventh group: 1st prize - 100 BGN, 2nd prize - 90 BGN , 3rd prize - 80 BGN
Eighth group: 1st prize - 100 BGN, 2nd prize - 90 BGN, 3rd prize -80 BGN,

Besides with the cash prizes in each group, subject awards and cash prizes are awarded provided by the sponsors of the competition.
In the 3rd age group will be awarded 3 annual scholarships to the participants ranked first, second and third place in the amount of 135 BGN per month provided under the Program for the protection of gifted children by the Ministry of Culture in Bulgaria. Therefore, one first, one second and one third place will be awarded in this group.
The participants in this group – Children’s Music Schools at Cultural Centres or other educational institutions, State Specialized Music and Art Schools compete in one and the same category. The participants in all the other groups complete in two categories – Music Schools and State Specialized Music Schools.
The jury will award three special prizes in each group.
Each participant may appear in only one chosen by him solo category.

The jury will award three special prizes in each group.
Each participant may appear in only one chosen by him solo category.

The competition will be awarded two special prizes:

  • Lyuben Haralambiev statuette for the most artistic performance.
  • Money Prize in memory of Valentin Valchev.

The highest prize is the Competition “Grand-Prix” – cash prize, object awards and a painting by a famous painter from Kyustendil. It will be awarded to the guitarist who gives the best performance at the Competition.
The winners of the first prizes from the previous edition of the Competition in 2018 may not take part in the same groups.
The order of participation for the contestants in the first, second, third and fourth group will be decided by drawing lots at the official opening of the Competition and for the other groups before the competition of the relevant group.

Regulations with Application Form

11, Otets Paisii str., Chitalishte "Bratstvo-1869", Kyustendil, 2500, Bulgaria; e-mail:; phone: (+359)78 529 195, (+359)78 526 395, (+359)78 552 187; fax: (+359)78 529 195; gsm: 0887 651 034;