The preeminent classical guitar competition in the world…THE PARKENING INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION
Wednesday, May 27, through Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Parkening International Guitar Competition honors Christopher Parkening's lifetime commitment to fostering musical excellence in young artists as demonstrated by his mentor, the great Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia. It is held on the beautiful campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where Christopher Parkening is Distinguished Professor of Music. The Parkening International Guitar Competition is the most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world. Cash prizes in excess of US$50,000 were awarded at the 2012 Competition, representing the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition worldwide.
The first Parkening International Guitar Competition was held at Pepperdine University in 2006. With generous grants from Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, the Parkening International Guitar Competition is held every three years.
The Young Guitarist Competition, which helps to identify outstanding young guitarists (17 years and younger) and encourages them to continue their performance careers and study, will be held on May 26 and May 27, 2015.