Classical Guitar Festivals, Competitions, Academies

Classical GuitarThis 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 International Locations:

International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini & Festival

Australia

Austria

Forum Gitarre Wien

Salzburg Guitar Fest

AAS Summer Guitar Instrumental Course

Belgium

Antwerpen Gitaarfestival

Brussels Guitar Laboratory

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo International Guitar Festival

Bulgaria

Pleven Guitar Festival

Croatia

Zagreb Guitar Fest

Omiš Guitar Fest

England

Bath Guitar Festival

Dillington House Classical Guitar Festival

London Guitar Festival (IGA)

North East Guitar Festival

West Dean College Classical Guitar Festival

Estonia

Alion Baltic International Music Festival

Finland

Tampere Guitar Festival

Canada

Classical GuitarFest West (Calgary, AB)

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

Guitare Montreal (Montreal, QC)

Kaslo Guitar Festival (Kaslo, BC)

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

Hamilton International Guitar Festival (Hamilton, ON)

Sauble Beach Guitar Festival (Sauble Beach, ON)

Toronto Guitar Weekend (Toronto, ON)

uOttawa Summer Guitar Academy (Ottawa, ON)

VCM Summer Academy (Victoria, BC)

China

China Shenyang International Guitar Festival & CGF Guitar Invitational Tournament

Changsha International Guitar Festival

Czech Republic

Mikulov 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

International Competition for Young Guitarists Andres Segovia

Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen

Iserlohn Guitar Festival

Koblenz Guitar Festival and Competition

Nordhorn Guitar Festival

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

India

Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival

Italy

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

Kosovo

Peja International Guitar Festival

Lithuania

Baltic 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

New Zealand

Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School

Poland

Gliwice Guitar Festival

Guitar Masters (Wroclaw Guitar Festival)

Silesian Guitar Autumn

Portugal

Viseu International Guitar and Piano Competition

Romania

Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival 

Novum Generatio International Guitar Days

Serbia

Guitar Art Festival

Scotland

Classical Guitar Retreat

Singapore

Singapore International Guitar Festival

Slovakia

International Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz

Slovenia

International Guitar Festival Postojna

Spain

Ronda International Guitar Festival

Seville Guitar Festival

Sweden

Uppsala International Guitar Festival

Switzerland

Basel Plucks Festival

Turkey

Istanbul Classical Guitar Festival 

United States of America

GFA Convention – Guitar Foundation of America (varied locations)

Appalachian GuitarFest and Competition (Boone, NC)

Boston Guitar Festival (Boston, MA)

Adult Guitar Workshop at Brevard (Brevard, NC)

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)

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

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

Indiana Classical Guitar Competition (Bloomington, IN)

Joann Falletta Guitar Concerto Competition (Buffalo, NY)

La Guitarra California Festival (San Luis Obispo, CA)

Long Island Guitar Festival (Brookville, NY)

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)