Alhambra International Guitar Competition

The Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Alhambra (English: Alhambra International Guitar Competition) is a biannual competition for classical guitarists which takes place at the Palau de la Música in Valencia, Spain.

Established in 1990 by Manufacturas Alhambra S.L. of Muro de Alcoy, Alicante, Spain, a well-known manufacturer of Spanish guitars, in order to mark their 25th anniversary,[1] the event has since become one of the most prestigious awards for young guitarists. Participation is restricted to those of 35 years or younger, and previous first prize winners may not re-enter the competition in later years. There is a substantial monetary prize, with lesser amounts for the other finalists. In recent years the Concurso Alhambra has additionally awarded a Public's Prize as well as special prizes aimed at the promotion of Spanish composition for the guitar. The audience is open to members of the public.

List of Previous WinnersEdit

Year First Prize Second Prize Third Prize Finalist
2016 Andrea González Caballero Spain Marko Topchii Ukraine Mircea-Stefan Gogoncea Romania Isabel Sánchez Millán Spain
2014 Ali Arango Cuba Anton Baranov Russia Hugo Molto Medina Spain Thomas Viloteau France
2012 Kyuhee Park Korea Emanuele Buono Italy Emerson Salazar Chile Andrea González Spain
2010 Rafael Aguirre Miñarro Spain Srdjan Bulat Croatia Jorge Caballero Peru Fernando Espí Cremades Spain
2008 Irina Kulikova Russia Esteban Espinoza Chile Isaac Bustos Nicaragua Li Meng Yi China
2006 Juuso Nieminen Finland Anders Clemens Oien Norway Bertrand Pietu France Alí Jorge Arango Marcano Cuba
2004 Goran Krivokapic Serbia and Montenegro Marco Tamayo Cuba Johan Fostier Belgium David Martínez García Spain
2002 Graham Anthony Devine Great Britain José Antonio Escobar Olivos Chile Goran Krivokapic Yugoslavia Grzegorz Krawiec Poland
2000 Marcin Dylla Poland Fotis Koutsothodoros Greece Johan Fostier Belgium Graham Anthony Devine Great Britain
1998 Ricardo Jesús Gallen García Spain Marcin Dylla Poland Nangialai Nashir Afghanistan Dae-Kun Jang South Korea
1996 Denis Azabagić Bosnia Herzegovina Zoran Dukic Netherlands Nuria Mora Fernández Spain None None
1994 Iván Rijos Guzmán Puerto Rico Denis Azabagić Bosnia and Herzegovina Antonio Manuel Duro Herrera Spain María Dolores Gutiérrez Viloria Spain
1990 Eduardo Baranzano Fernández Uruguay Margarita García Escarpa Spain Carlos Oramas Cabrera Spain Alexander Sergei Ramírez Germany


  1. ^ "XI Alhambra International Guitar Competition". Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2012-08-02.

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