Long Island Guitar Festival 2014

Tri-State High School
Classical Guitar Competition

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the first Long Island Guitar Festival Tri-State High School Guitar Competition:

1st Prize: Jonathan Bodian
2nd Prize: Kang Min Shin
3rd Prize: Eliza Carrington

Semi-finalists included Matthew Carillo and Zaffira Medici-Murania.

Bravo and Brava to all the competitors!!


1st Prize includes $500.00 and a concert performance at the 2015 Long Island Guitar Festival’s “Emerging Artist” Showcase

2nd Prize includes $200.00

Additional prizes awarded to all competitors who perform at the Festival will include strings donated by D'Addario

Please note: this year's competition has ended.

Open to residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are attending and matriculated in a public or private high school in the above states through the date of the competition finals. Applicants may not be represented by professional management.

The competition is limited to the first thirty (30) applicants to have all required materials submitted to the Long Island Guitar Festival by the stipulated deadline.

DEADLINE: March 20, 2014 (extended from March 10)
A completed application which includes a link to a web-accessible video performance and an entry fee of forty dollars ($40.00) must be received by the Long Island Guitar Festival no later than March 20, 2014. Late entries will not be considered. The Competition Rules and Guidelines and Competition Application can be downloaded here (compressed zip file).

All applicants must perform on a nylon string, classical guitar when recording their video or performing in the semi-finals or finals.

  1. Performance Video. A 4 to 7 minute video sample of your playing. A link to this video, uploaded to YouTube or another web-accessible site, must be included in the application.
  2. Semi-finals. A piece chosen from the Heitor Villa-Lobos Complete Works for Solo Guitar, Editions Max Eschig.
  3. Finals. A piece chosen from the Heitor Villa-Lobos Complete Works for Solo Guitar, Editions Max Eschig AND a piece of 4 to 7 minutes in length. This may include multiple movements from the same composition, such as a suite or sonata.

For further information about repertoire and other rules and guidelines, please consult the Competition Rules and Guidelines.

All application material and the entry fee should be mailed to the address below. Checks and money orders should be made out to LIU/Long Island Guitar Festival.

All application material and the entry fee must be received by March 20, 2014.

Festival Competition Address:
Long Island Guitar Festival - Competition
LIU Post Department of Music
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548

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Festival Notes

Festival 2014
Schedule for Printing
with Campus Map

The 22nd annual Long Island Guitar Festival was held April 2 to 6, 2014 at Long Island University's LIU Post Campus in Brookville, NY USA. Artists appearing at this year's Eclectic & International festival included the VIDA Guitar Quartet from England, guitarist, lutenist and composer Frederic Hand, Polish-born American guitarist Paul Cesarczyk, South African guitarist Derek Gripper and French guitar innovator Thibault Cauvin.

Long Island Guitar Festival 2015

The 23rd annual Long Island Guitar Festival will be held April 22 to 26, 2015.

To date, artists scheduled to appear include: Carlo Domeniconi (4/25, 8:30 pm), Jason Vieaux (4/26, 3pm), The Amaryllis Project (Liu Fang & Harris Becker) performing a program of world premieres for Pipa & Guitar (4/24, 8 pm), Mare Duo (4/23, 8 pm) and Douglas Back (4/25, 3 pm).

New in 2015 will be the Long Island Guitar Festival Orchestra (for high school students and others) conducted by Alan Hirsh.

More Festival information will be posted as it becomes available.

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