Classical Guitar Festivals, Competitions, Academies

Classical Guitar

This page is a list of classical guitar festivals, competitions, and academies. It will take me some time to get a significant list of all the guitar festivals out there but you can help by suggesting a festival. If you are a festival promoter or director, make sure to let me know if your link address (URL) changes.

Email me more festivals or updates: bradford@thisisclassicalguitar.com


Classical Guitar Festivals, Competitions, & Academies Around the World

Various Locations:

International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini & Festival

Austria

Forum Gitarre Wien

Salzburg Guitar Fest

AAS Summer Guitar Instrumental Course

Belgium

Antwerpen Gitaarfestival

Canada

Classical GuitarFest West (Calgary, AB)

Guitar Alla Grande Festival (Ottawa-Gatineau, ON/QC)

Guitare Montreal (Montreal, QC)

Le Domaine Forget – International Music Academy (Saint-Irénée, QC)

Hamilton International Guitar Festival (Hamilton, ON)

Sauble Beach Guitar Festival (Sauble Beach, ON)

Toronto Guitar Symposium (Toronto, ON)

VCM Summer Academy (Victoria, BC)

China

China Shenyang International Guitar Festival & CGF Guitar Invitational Tournament

Changsha International Guitar Festival

France

Le Temps des Guitares

International Guitar Competition Robert Vidal of Barbezieux 

Germany

Gevelsberg Guitar Festival

Gitarre und Natur

Hamburger Guitar Festival

Heinsberg Guitar Festival and Competition

Iserlohn Guitar Festival

Koblenz Guitar Festival and Competition

Nurtingen Guitar Festival

Rotenberger Guitar Festival

Zevener Guitar Festival

Greece

Thessaloniki Guitar Festival

International Veria Guitar Festival

International Guitar Festival of Volos

Hungary

Balaton Guitar Festival

Budapest International Guitar Competition

Italy

BorGuitar Festival International Award and Young Talents Competition

Concorso Internazionale “Nilo Peraldo Bert”

Concorso Internazionale di Chitarra “Rocco Peruggini”

Solarino International Guitar Festival

Kosovo

Peja International Guitar Festival

Mexico

Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival

International Guitar Competition Culiacan

Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Morelia

Festival International de Guitarra Monterrey

Netherlands

Twents Gitaar Festival

Poland

Gliwice Guitar Festival

Guitar Masters (Wroclaw Guitar Festival)

Silesian Guitar Autumn

Singapore

Singapore International Guitar Festival

Slovakia

International Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz

Spain

Seville Guitar Festival

Turkey

Istanbul Classical Guitar Festival 

United Kingdom

Classical Guitar Festival (West Dean College) – West Sussex, England

Classical Guitar Retreat – Cumbrae, Scotland

United States of America

Appalachian GuitarFest and Competition (Boone, NC)

Boston Guitar Festival (Boston, MA)

Classical Minds Guitar Festival and Competition (Houston, TX.)

Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival (Cleveland, Ohio )

The Florida Guitar Festival and Competition (Tallahassee, Florida)

GFA Convention – Guitar Foundation of America (varied locations)

Great Lakes Guitar Festival and Competition (Buffalo State College, NY)

Hill Country Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition (San Marcos, TX)

Indiana Classical Guitar Competition (Bloomington, IN)

Joann Falletta Guitar Concerto Competition (Buffalo, NY)

La Guitarra California Festival (San Luis Obispo, CA)

Miami International GuitART Festival & Competition (Miami, FL)

Mid-America Guitar Ensemble Festival (Normal, IL)

Northwest Guitar Festival (varied locations in NW North America)

Parkening International Guitar Competition (Malibu, CA)

Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition (Philadelphia, PA)

Shepherd International Guitar Festival (Shepherdstown, WV)

Southern Guitar Festival and Competition (Columbia, SC)

Schadt String Competition – Classical Guitar (Allentown, PA)

Texas Guitar Competition and Festival (Richardson, TX.)

West Texas Guitar Festival (Odessa, Texas)

Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival (Brookfield, WI)