The 32nd annual Andres Segovia classical guitar competition starts this week on Tuesday 17th January in the usual venue of the civic centre in La Herradura. Over 20 contestants from 14 different countries will be competing in this most prestigious contest, with a first prize of €10,000 and a hand made concert guitar made by Aarón García Ruiz (see website ) which is valued at € 5,200 euros, as well as the opportunity to play in the the upcoming festival.
This annual competition pays tribute to the master guitarist Andrés Segovia – hailed as “.. as one of the greatest guitarists of all time and the grandfather of the classical guitar ” in WikiPedia, who has become the “adopted son” of Almuñécar and La Herradura, with this year 2017 marking the 30th anniversary of his death.
Heats are being held at 18:00 on Tue & Wed, Semi finals at 19:00 on Thu & Fri. The final is lated for 19:00 on Sat 21st. Thos e making it this far wil be playing “Concertino for guitar and orchestra in La minor op.72 by Salvador Bacarisse (1898-1963) accompanied by the University Orchestra from Granada. After this final the jury will announce the winner and other awards at approx 22:00.