Be part of it! Uppsala Young Talent Competition
Apply before July 15, 2020!
About the Competition
Since 2008 Uppsala Guitar Festival highlights new young talents on guitar by arranging this yearly International Competition. A jury selects a maximum of eight contestants who will perform in the competition at the festival. The eight contestants will be selected from submitted entries via subgrants on YouTube.
An international jury will select the winners. The winners will be
rewarded with prizes handed out at the festival´s dinner on a Saturday evening.
In the year 2019 there were applicants from twenty-three countries and the winner became Maja Kralj från Slovenia.
First Prize: 25,000 SEK (about 2500 euros) and one performance in next year's festival in Uppsala.
Second Prize: 10,000 SEK About 1000 euros).
Other important prizes (among the best classical guitar players): You can become part of the EuroStrings Artists exchange program. Tours to other festivals, etc. Some other prizes to be announced later.
The competition is open to guitarists from around the world up to the age of 25 and applications can be submitted for all genres: classical, fingerstyle, jazz, rock, etc.
The constellations may be either soloists or ensembles.
How to apply? Requirements
Your application has to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 15th July at the latest, and should include the following requirements:
1. by submitting an entry via one video youtube of a maximum of 10 minutes length. Free choice of repertoire.
2. by sending a short presentation of you than includes: background, country/city, age, style. If you are an ensemble your present all of the integrants.
3. by sending an application fee of 25 euros ( or 250 SEK) to Nordea Bank, Uppsala Sweden, IBAN: SE47 9500 0099 6042 0029 8307, BIC: NDEASESS
We understand if the fee arrives later than the date 15 of July. No worries!
Winner 2019 Maja Kralj, Slovenia
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 2020.
Second Prize Cristina Galietto, Italy, 10000 SEK
2019 year´s finalists
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
Winner 2018 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 winner: Shared prize between Katarzyna Smolarek, Polen and Tim Beattie, Kanada.