Tallinn Guitar Festival 1.International Classical Guitar Competition

First round:

Saturday, June 9, 10:00 Tallinn Teachers house (Town hall square 14)

Final round:

Sunday, June 10, 18:00 Kadriorg Palace (Weizenbergi 37)


  • The competition is meant for advanced students or professionals up to age of 35 years.
  • 1st round - 10-12 minutes program of free choice
  • Final round - 25 minutes program of free choice, at least two different style periods.
  • Pieces may not be repeated in any of the following rounds.
  • Please bring 1 copy of the scores for jury.
  • Maximum of 4 participants will be admitted to final round.
  • In the final the audience can vote for the Audience Award
  • All rounds will be held in public.
  • The jury’s decision is final.


  • 1st prize: Eurostrings Young Star 2018/2019 title and tour (approximately 8-9 festivals, each will pay 400€ fee, travels, accommodation, meals and free entry to all festival events + one masterclass from a great master)
  • 2nd prize: 1000 €
  • 3rd prize: 750 €
  • Audience Award: Sponsored gifts

All the finalists will be recorded and broadcasted by Estonian Radio.


Carlo Marchione - guitarist, Italy
Remi Boucher - guitarist, Canada
Rene Eespere - composer, Estonia

Award Ceremony:

Monday, June 11 at 19:00 KUMU Auditorium (Weizenbergi 34)

Participation fee:

70 €
MTÜ Tallinna kitarrifestival
IBAN: EE842200221032037930
Liivalaia 8, 15040 Tallinn

Registration is closed for 2018.

We are happy to have 18 participants from 12 countries. Wish them good luck at Tallinn Guitar Festival 1. International Classical Guitar Competition!

You are welcome to participate on 2019!

Artistic director

Tiit Peterson


Tallinna Kitarrifestival MTÜ

+372 508 6301