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.

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Classical Guitar Festivals, Competitions, & Academies Around the World

Various Locations:

International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini & Festival



Forum Gitarre Wien

Salzburg Guitar Fest

AAS Summer Guitar Instrumental Course


Antwerpen Gitaarfestival


Bath Guitar Festival

Dillington House Classical Guitar Festival

London Guitar Festival

North East Guitar Festival

West Dean College Classical Guitar Festival


Alion Baltic International Music Festival


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 Shenyang International Guitar Festival & CGF Guitar Invitational Tournament

Changsha International Guitar Festival


Le Temps des Guitares

International Guitar Competition Robert Vidal of Barbezieux 


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


Thessaloniki Guitar Festival

International Veria Guitar Festival

International Guitar Festival of Volos


Balaton Guitar Festival

Budapest International Guitar Competition


BorGuitar Festival International Award and Young Talents Competition

Concorso Internazionale “Nilo Peraldo Bert”

Concorso Internazionale di Chitarra “Rocco Peruggini”

Festival Internazionale della Chitarra – Mottola

Michele Pittaluga International Guitar Competition

Solarino International Guitar Festival


Peja International Guitar Festival


Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival

International Guitar Competition Culiacan

Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Morelia

Festival International de Guitarra Monterrey


Twents Gitaar Festival


Gliwice Guitar Festival

Guitar Masters (Wroclaw Guitar Festival)

Silesian Guitar Autumn


Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival 

Novum Generatio International Guitar Days


Classical Guitar Retreat


Singapore International Guitar Festival


International Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz


Seville Guitar Festival


Basel Plucks Festival


Istanbul Classical Guitar Festival 

United States of America

Appalachian GuitarFest and Competition (Boone, NC)

Boston Guitar Festival (Boston, MA)

Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival & Competition (Charlottesville, VA)

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)

Gohar and Ovanes Andriassian Classical Guitar Competition (Los Angeles, CA)

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)