Tallinn Guitar Festival 6th International Classical Guitar Competition

June 16-17, 2023



  1. Prize Filippos Manoloudis Greece
  2. Prize Sohta Nakabayashi Japan
  3. Prize Xu Kun (Alan) Liu Canada


  • Eleonora Perretta Italy
  • Chinnawat Themkumkwun Thailand

Online edition

First round

Will take place in video form. The jury will watch the videos and make decisions on June 16, the results will be announced on Tallinn Guitar festival Facebook at around 18pm.

Final round

Saturday, June 17 at 17:00 CET (Central European Time) video streaming of finalists concert on Tallinn Guitar Festival’s Facebook page.

Awards will be announced

On Sunday, June 18 on the festival Facebook page. For awards the winners will be contacted personally.


First round

  • The competition is meant for advanced students and professionals up to the age of 35 years.
  • For registration please fill in the registration form and pay the participation fee.
  • Registration will take place until the June 11th.
  • In the first round you need to perform up to a 15 minutes program of your own choice. Please send the youtube link of your video and the scores in PDF format latest by 11th of June to tallinnguitarfestival@gmail.com. To the same email also add a copy of your identification document. The video should be high quality (720p or 1080p) and may not be edited and the camera can not be stopped during the taping. 

  • Performers face and hands must be clearly seen on the recording.
  • Pieces may not be repeated in the following round.
  • To prove that the recording is meant solely for this competition, the performer must introduce themselves in the beginning of the video and state that it is meant for Tallinn Guitar Festival competition. 
  • Applications and videos that do not meet the requirements will not be able to enter the competition. 
  • Finalists will be announced on Tallinn Guitar Festival Facebook at around 18pm on 16th of June.

Final round

  • Maximum of 5 participants will be admitted to the final round.
  • Final round – 25 minutes program of free choice, at least two pieces with different styles and character. 
  • Please send the videos (mp.4) and the scores for the jury to tallinnguitarfestival@gmail.com by 12am (CET) on the 17th of June.
  • The videos will be streamed on Tallinn Guitar Festival Facebook page.
  • The participant is obliged to guarantee the sound and visual quality of the videos.
  • The winner will be announced on the following day via the Facebook page of Tallinn Guitar Festival.
  • The jury’s decision is final.


  • 1st prize: 1500 €
  • 2nd prize: 700 €
  • 3rd prize: 500 €


  • Remi Boucher - guitarist, Canada
  • Claudio Pio Liviero - guitarist, Italy
  • Rene Eespere - composer, Estonia
  • Franco Sarretta - guitarist, Italy

Participation fee

75 €

MTÜ Tallinna kitarrifestival
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Artistic director

Tiit Peterson


Tallinna Kitarrifestival MTÜ

+372 508 6301


Festival history

Check the archives

Eurostrings 2017-2021

European Guitar Festival Collaborative

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