The 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition received applications from 27 classical guitarists, aged 30 years old and younger, from 14 different countries. From those applicants, 15 competitors were chosen. The 2015 Young Guitarist Competition featured 10 competitors aged 17 years and younger.
Future Competitors should prepare the following pieces:
JOHN DOWLAND: A FANCY (3:10 minutes. Published in Christopher Parkening: Solo Pieces, arranged by David Brandon). Available through Hal Leonard Corporation at halleonard.com)
MAURO GIULIANI: VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY HANDEL, Op. 107 (5:10 minutes with no repeated B sections; Public Domain). Available as a free download on: imslp.nl
JOHN WILLIAMS: ROUNDS (4:30 minutes; published by Hal Leonard Corporation, 2015)
SERGIO ASSAD: AQUARELLE (III. Prelude e Toccatina) (4:00 minutes; available as a download from SheetMusicPlus.com).
No free pieces. Total time: Approximately 17:30 minutes
J.S. BACH: CHACONNE IN D MINOR (13:00 minutes; from Partita II in D Minor for Violin Solo) Schott Music: edited by Andrés Segovia. Available through Hal Leonard Corporation at halleonard.com.
TORROBA: FOUR SELECTIONS FROM CASTLES OF SPAIN (7:00 minutes)
1) Rumor de copla
2) Manzanares del real
3) Romance de los pinos
BROWER: DANZA CHARACTERISTICA (2:15 minutes) Available through Hal Leonard Corporation at halleonard.com.
FREE PIECE(S) not to exceed 8 minutes
Total time: Not to exceed 30:00 minutes of music
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