Barcelona Internacional Guitar Contest Miquel Llobet | III edition 2022 | COMPOSITION


During the last two years, the Llobet composition contest has filled a historical void, a debt that the city of Barcelona had with the important guitar tradition that permeates this city.

The first two editions of the contest had wide coverage and diffusion amongst the guitar community and the composition guild. This can be seen in both the geographic diversity of the contestants, coming from fifteen different countries, and the fact that prizes were awarded both to local artists and to artists from Armenia, Russia, and Cuba.

The organizers of the contest are convinced that much of this success, in terms of international coverage, is due to the specifics and good design of the first prize, which consists of: 1000 euros in cash, the inclusion of the work as a compulsory piece in the semifinal of the interpretation contest in the following year, a video recording of the work and the inclusion of this video in the recording that the winner of the interpretation contest will carry out.

This way, apart from the cash prize, the work is promoted by the contest organization for a year and a half.

So far, important figures of the international scene as the composers Manel Ribera and Maria José Garrido, the composer-scriptwriters Winfried Kellner and Jaume Torrent, and the concert guitarists José Isidoro Ramos and Jacob Cordober, have been amongst the Jury members. Likewise, this third edition of the competition will offer a luxury jury: the composer Luca Cori (professor at the Conservatory of Cesena), Gloria Villanueva (guitarist-composer), and Anabel Montesinos (international concert performer).

The competition starts, this time, in January, thus leaving more time for the writing, reception, and management of the works.

Soon, more news and more audiovisual materials with which to enjoy this contest!



1) Iberamerik Concert Association, organizer of the Barcelona International Guitar Contest Miquel Llobet, announces the third edition in Composition for Classic Guitar.

2) The contest is open to any composer of any age and nationality, provided that they were not awarded the first prize in any previous edition of the contest, or with the second prize in one of the last two editions.

3) The composition needs to be original and unpublished and it shouldn’t have been awarded any prize in any previous contest. Also, the composition shouldn’t have been premiered, published on the web, played or broadcasted in the radio or recorded on any support.

4) The composition must be written for classic guitar (any electroacustic mean, or external devices are not allowed) and it must last between 3 and 6 minutes.

5) The Jury will be composed by three well renowned international members and it will be formed by a guitar player, a composer and a composer-guitar player. In this third edition the jury will be composed by: Gloria Villanueva (guitarist-composer), Luca Cori (composer) and Anabel Montesinos (concert performer).

6) Entry in this Contest constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules. The decision of the jury will be final. The jury will give the exclusive interpretation of the rules.


7) The compositions must be sent between January 1st and June 1st of 2022. The Compositions sent before and after these dates will be excluded.

8) The compositions will be sent to this email address together with the following documents:
a) File in a pdf format with the title and a nickname.
b) File in a pdf format with the title and a nickname an the identity of the composer (name and surnames).
c) File text or pdf format with a brief artistic biography, address, age and nationality of the composer.
d) File in a jpg format of a recent picture of the composer.
e) A sworn and signed declaration stating that the composition is unpublished, is an original, hasn’t been made public, nor discographically recorded.
f) 8) A recording is not necessary, but a mp3 audio, midi or Finale version of the composition will be positively valued.

9) A 15€ inscription fee will have to be sent via bank transfer to (CAIXABANK IBAN ES71 2100 5516 8121 0016 5290 SWIFT: CAIXESBB) or Paypal ( Name/nickname and title of the composition are required.


10) The following prizes will be issued:
a) First Prize: 1,000 euros and Honorary Certificate. Premiere and recording of the composition during this edition of the Art Llobet Festival. The composition will be included as a compulsory piece in the Semifinal of the following edition of the Llobet Contest in Interpretation.
b) Second Prize: 500 euros and Honorary Certificate.

11) Taxes will be applied on the prizes according to the law.

12) The Jury might award a Special Mention, which will be issued with a Honorary Certificate.

13) The Jury might not issue the prize if they don’t think that the quality of the compositions is not good enough or if they fail to fulfill any of the previously mentioned requirements.

14) The decision of the Jury will take place on Friday July 1st of 2022 and on that same day the winning works will be made public.

15) The winner of the First Prize will commit not to make use of any kind of copyrights about his awarded work until the following Llobet Contest is finished, so that the composition can be included freely in the Interpretation contest withouth any prejudice or charges on the contestants.

16) The winners are not required the assistance to the premiere or to the contest of interpretation. If they decide to attend the organization will not pay for the travel costs, however it will ease accommodation for at least one night.


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