Russian Music Union and Moscow International Association of Guitar Art.
Competition partners and sponsors:
Committee of Public Relations and Youth Policy in Moscow, International Union of Musicians, The Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation, «Artbene» Charity Foundation, Czech Cultural Center, Yamaha, D’addario, Savarez, Virtouzo, NewtoneGuitars, The space for creativity and development "Tverskaya 15" , Information portal "Guitar Magazine" , Luthier Roman Blagodatskikh
Jury of the Competition-Festival:
Stepan RAK (Czech Republic) - professor of the Prague Conservatory, guitar player and composer;
Johan FOSTIER (Belgium) - professor of the Ghent Conservatory(Belgium) and Tilburg Academy of music(Holland), winner of the Guitar Association of America competition;
Daniel BOLSHOY (Canada) - laureate of international competitions, head of the guitar department of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music;
Evgeny FINKELSTEIN (Russia) - Professor of the Maimonides Academy, Head of the Classical Guitar Department, winner of international competitions;
Dimitry ILLARIONOV (Russia) - Associate Professor of the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music, laureate of international competitions, winner of the American Guitar Association competition;
Dmitry BORODAEV (Russia) - President of the Moscow International Association of Guitar Art, laureate of international competitions, member of the Moscow Union of Composers, laureate of the Moscow Governmental Prize;
Roman ZORKIN (Russia) - laureate of national and international competitions, soloist of the Moscow Regional Philharmonic, teacher of the Moscow Regional Basic College named after A.N. Scriabin;
Vladislav AGAFONNIKOV (Russia) - People's Artist of Russia, Professor of the Moscow State Conservatory named after Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the winner of the prize named after Dmitry Shostakovich of the Union of Composers of the Russian Federation;
Vsevolod ZADERATSKY (Russia) - Professor of the Moscow State Conservatory named after Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, laureate of the State Prize of Russia, Deputy Chairman of the Union of Composers of Russia, artistic director of the Academy of Music "New Peredvizhnichestvo";
Valeriy KIKTA (Russia) - Honored Artist of Russia and Ukraine, Professor, Head of the Instrumentation Department of the Moscow State Conservatory named after Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the winner of the prize named after Dmitry Shostakovich of the Union of Composers of the Russian Federation;
Igor REKHIN (Russia) - Honored Artist of Russia, composer.
Within the framework of the competition-festival, music workshops, concerts, presentations, seminars, and creative meetings will be held.
Competitive auditions and concerts of the festival will be held in the concert hall named after Irina Arkhipova, the opening concert of the festival will be held in the Roman Catholic Cathedral on Malaya Gruzinskaya street on October 23, 2019.
According to the results of competitive auditions, the competition prize-winners will be determined in two age categories: “juniors” (under 18) and “professionals” (under 35) in the nominations “soloists”, “composers”, “chamber ensembles”, “guitar orchestras”. The gala concert of the laureates will be held on October 27 in the concert hall named after Irina Arkhipova (Moscow, Bryusov Pereulok street, 2/14, p. 8).
The festival art-director - Dmitry Borodaev.