14th edition of Montenegro International Guitar Competition was held online
EuroStrings – the European Guitar Festival Collaborative is pleased to announce the WINNERS of MONTENEGRO INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION 2020. The 14th Montenegro International Guitar Competition 2020 (MIGC) was held online this year from 30 May to 1 June 2020.
The winner in PRO category, who will become a new EuroStrings Artist in 2020/2021, is Marcin Wojciech Kuźniar from Poland.
First Prize includes a guitar made by Andreas Marvi (valued at €8000); a series of concerts at several EuroStrings festivals as a EuroStrings Artist; a recital at Vienna Guitar Forum; and a concert with the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra in the 2020/21 season.
The PRO FINALS were held on Monday, 1 June 2020 at 21:30 and were broadcasted LIVE on TVCG 2 television and on MIGC official Facebook page.
The nine jury members for the 14th Montenegro International Guitar Competition were: Prof. Iliana Matos, guitarist (Canada/Cuba) Anabel Montesinos, guitarist (Spain) Mirka Šćepanović, violinist and Artistic director of Montenegrin Music Center, Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, (Montenegro) Prof. Žarko Mirković, composer (Montenegro) Prof. Maroje Brčić, guitarist (Croatia) Prof. Đani Šehu, guitarist and director of Sarajevo International Guitar Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Prof. Miloš Janjić, guitarist (Serbia) Damir Milat, director of Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (Croatia) Andres Marvi, guitar maker (Spain).
Second Prize was awarded to Özberk Miraç Sarigül (Turkey): who wins a guitar made by Slavko Mrdalj (valued at €5000).
Third Prize was awarded to Ilie Dragoş-Vasile (Romania): who wins free admission to the 15th Montenegro International Guitar Competition and to the Transylvania International Guitar Festival.
The Montenegro International Guitar Competition offers an important opportunity for young players to prepare for the future in its Competition for Youth, which is divided into six age categories.
The winners in the 2020 Montenegro International Guitar Youth Competition are:
Samuel David Solomon (Bulgaria) Youth I: for candidates born after 1 January 2009
Nichita Gînscă Nistea (Romania) Youth II: for candidates born after 1 January 2007
Vuk Vukajlović (Serbia) Youth III: for candidates born after 1 January 2005
Veljko Brankovan (Serbia) Youth IV: for candidates born after 1 January 2003
Samo Novak (Slovenia) Youth V: for candidates born after 1 January 2001
Davide Picci (Italy) Youth VI: for candidates born after 1 January 1997
We are extremely proud of Montenegro International Guitar Competition who held their competition online for the first time in their history. The finals in PRO Category were viewed by 5,6 thousand people on MIGC Facebook page, while the official winner announcement was viewed by 3,4 thousand people (on Facebook).
Photo credit: Montenegro International Guitar Competition Facebook