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8th International Competition for Young Guitarists
«Andrés Segovia» in Velbert from 18th to 21st June 2014

Preliminary competition timetable 2014

The competition and all other events will take place in the :
Oststraße / Kolpingstraße / Bahnhofstraße
Address:  Oststraße 20    42551 Velbert
Fone: +49-(0)-2051-950411


Thursday  June 19th  9 h     to Saturday  June 21st  12:00 h
All age groups perform simultaneously in 3 halls of the Forum Niederberg Velbert

Lock Museum
Forum Big Hall
Forum Theatre Hall
THU  June 19th 09:30 - 11:30 09:00 - 13:00 09:15 - 12:45
14:30 - 16:30 14:00 - 18:15 14:15 - 17:30
FRI  June 20th 09:30 - 11:30 09:00 - 13:00 09:15 - 11:45
14:00 - 18:00
SAT  June 21st

09:00 - 11:45

The allotted performance times of the candidates will not be published before hand.
These times will only be available during check-in after 15 h on Wesnesday 18th June.
They will be printed out in the competition booklet which will be handed out at the information desk. The competition performances are public and no entrance fee will be charged.


Wednesday June 18th
15:00 to 20:00 h   Check-in  for all participants at the information desk in the Forum
18:00 h  Opening festivity in the theatre hall of the Forum
19:00 h  Light supper in the Forum

Thursday June 19th
20:00 h  ZORAN DUKIĆ in concert

Friday June 20th
13:30 h  Announcement of the Finalists (Age group 3)

Saturday June 21st
13:30 h   Announcement of the results of every age group
15:00 to 17:00 h   All jury members offer advice to the participants

Sunday June 22nd

Summary 2010

To get first impressions from the Velbert Competition please look at the following link:
  • HERE you find a 3-minutes-video of the 2010 competition  

General Remarks

Evidently the guitar is the most popular and most frequently played instrument worldwide. After the 500 year course of the guitar influencing many generations and social sections of the people we have a vast variety of historical and contemporary guitar music at our disposal, which is supported by highly professional instruction. Correspondingly the International Competition for Young Guitarists «Andrés Segovia» contributes significantly to the promotion of promising young talents in offering them the opportunity to compare and exchange in conjunction with informed advice by a jury consisting of internationally renowned guitar experts.

Sponsored by potent companies, such as RWE and Sparkasse, and with consistant success, the Town of Velbert has been organizing this competition since 2000 every two years in cooperation with the German section of the European Guitar Teachers Association (EGTA). Ever since each time on the 80 children and youths who are dedicated to the guitar travel from about 20 countries to Velbert as winning a prize in the «Andrés Segovia» Competition has proved to be an important step in the carreer of a professional guitar artist.

The competition is held in 3 age groups. The performance of each candidate must contain a compulsory piece. Five prizes are provided for each age group, ranging from 125 to 1000 €, plus several valuable token prizes.
More detailed information on the competition is to be found in the chapter Regulations. More detailed information on concerts and events is to be found in the chapter Events.