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 XXII Classic Guitar Competition will be held from 28th to 31th Marth 2018 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 20th March 2018 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

In the 2nd 3rd age groups will be awarded 3 annual scholarships in each group to the participants ranked first, second and third place in the amount of 135 lev per month provided under the Program of measures 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 groups.
The participants in this groups – guitarists from 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 – Children’s 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 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 2017 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