First Prize Young Talent Competition 2019 goes to...
Maja Kralj from Slovenia! Big Congratulations!
"For her beautiful and poetic lyricism, musical courage, and characterful phrasing - communicating with poise and integrity, tasteful pacing, and a captivating palette of colours - the first prize goes to… Maja Kralj"
1st prize 25000 SEK and participation in EuroStrings Artists exchange programme. And you concert in Uppsala next year!
Second Prize Cristina Galietto, Italy, 10000 SEK
2019 year´s finalists at Young Talent Competition !
Final Saturday 12 october at 12.30
Christina Galieto; Italy
Mozaik Guitar Quartet , Michael Lochery (Scotland), Hannelore Vander Elst (Belgium), Alvaro García Peón (Spain) and Utkan Aslan (Turkey)
Maja Kraij, Slovenia
Belmin Okanovic, Bosnia- Hercegovina
Jakob Morozinski, Poland
Przemyslaw Religa, Poland
1st prize 25000 SEK and participation in EuroStrings Artists exchange programme.
2d prize 10000 SEK
Participate in the International
Young Talent Competition 2019
Apply before July 31st!
First Prize: 25,000 SEK and concert next years festival in Uppsala.
Second Prize: 10,000 SEK
Other prizes (among the best classical guitar players):
Become part of EuroStrings Artists exchange programme
. Tours to other festivals, etc. Some other prizes to be announced later.
Year 2018 there were applicants from fourteen countries and the winner became Stephanie Jones from Australia!
AboutFor more than ten years, the Uppsala Guitar Festival highlights new young talents on guitar. A jury will select a maximum of eight contestants who will perform in one of the festival's main concerts. These eight contestants will be selected from submitted entries via subgrants on YouTube.
All Styles This is open to guitarists from around the world up to
the age of 25 and for all genres: classical, fingerstyle, jazz, rock, etc.
The constellations may be either soloist or ensembles.
An international jury will after the concert select the winners. The winners will be
rewarded with a prizes handed out at the festival´s dinner on the Saturday evening.
Winner 2019 Stephanie Jones, Australia
"A natural performer and – indeed – entertainer, Stephanie Jones draws her audience into the music she plays. The jury was particularly impressed with her great sense of rhythm, the many colours of her sound, her conscious use of dynamics and articulation as well as her relaxed stage presence. The decision of the jury was unanimous."
2:nd prize winnerShared prize between Katarzyna Smolarek, Polen and Tim Beattie, Kanada.