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Parkening International Guitar Competition 2019

Tuesday, May 28—Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Parkening International Guitar Competition (May 30–June 1, 2019) is the most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world, honoring Christopher Parkening's lifetime commitment to fostering musical excellence in young artists. After three days of intense public performances by 15 of the finest young classical guitarists from around the globe, the thrilling final round on Saturday, June 1 will be the high point of the contest. This edge-of-your-seat concert will feature the three finalists performing concertos with a live orchestra and vying for the top cash awards, as well as gold, silver, and bronze medals, which will be awarded after the concert following the judges' deliberation.

The Young Guitarist Competition (May 28–29, 2019) helps to identify outstanding young guitarists (17 years and younger) and encourages them to continue their performance careers and study.



Tuesday, May 28—Saturday, June 1, 2019




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Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
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