International Competition “Young Guitarists”



27th International Competition “Young Guitarists”

Mottola (Italy) 1-11 July, 2021



Result of the Competition
Twelve-year-old Bulgarian Samuel Solomon is the Absolute Winner of the 27th  Edition of the Competition. Samuel wins the MOTTOLA GUITARS guitar offered by ART COMMUNICATION MOTTOLA and the SAVAREZ PRIZE.
The jury composed of Irina Kulikova (president, Russia), Gerard Drozd (Poland), Massimo Delle Cese (Italy), Maria Souroulla (Cyprus) and Lovro Peretić (Croatia) after listening to the videos of all the candidates expressed the following order general competition:
Category "A"
1st Prize:  Solomon Samuel (100/100) "Absolute Winner" - Savarez Prize
2nd Prize:  Vonev Bozhidar (90/100)
3rd Prize:  Ricci Antonio (85/100)
Category  "B"
1st Prize: Jacevic Uros  (96/100) – Savarez Prize
                 Cherkas Lara  (95/100) – Savarez Prize
2nd Prize: Leccese Furio (92/100)
3rd Prize: Panhans Benno (88/100)
                 Casillo Lorenzo (88/100)
                 Zefilippo Michela  (85/100)
                 Gaudiano Cosimo Damiano (85/100)
Category  "C"
1st Prize: Corriero Chiara (96/100) – Savarez Prize 
                 Minervini Bianca Maria (96/100) – Savarez Prize
                 Cintura Pietro Maria (95/100) – Savarez Prize
2nd Prize: Masi Giovanni (93/100)
                 Paleoyiannis Kostantinos (93/100)
                 Hrmushyan Eduard (92/100)
                 Ostuni Gabriel Tiziano (90/100)
3rd Prize: De Feo Maria Grazia Agnese (88/100)
                 Di Stasio Luca (87/100)
                 Fontana Samuele (87/100)
                 Rist-Larsen Rebekka (86/100)
Prize to the absolute winner
“MOTTOLA GUITARS” Guitar (commercial value Euro 600,00)
The guitar is offered by “Art Communication” – Mottola (TA)
1) The Competition will take place in Mottola (Taranto), it’s open to Italian and foreign guitarists (from 8 to 20 years) and includes the following categories:
-  Cat. A: soloists born from 2013 to 2009, 5 free choice minutes with recorded video;
-  Cat. B: soloists born from 2008 to 2005, 8 free choice minutes with recorded video;
-  Cat. C: soloists born from 2004 to 2001, 10 free choice minutes with recorded video.
2) The absolute winner of these three categories will be the competitor who will score 100/100 points. The first placed competitors will score not less than 95/100 points; the second placed ones will score not less than 90/100 points; the third placed ones will score not less than 85/100 points.
3) The entry fee for A – B – C Categories is of Euro 80,00 and it could be paid by:
- Bank Transfer on account with IBAN code number: IT 67 M 05385 78980 000000020850 at the Banca Popolare di Puglia e Basilicata – Agency of Mottola;
- International Postal Order.
Both of them must be addressed to: Ass. M. & C. “Accademia della Chitarra” – Via V. Sansonetti, 64 – 74017 - Mottola (TA). 
4) The entry fee won’t be paid back under any circumstances and implies the unconditional acceptance of the present regulations.
5) The registration form can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and must be sent within June 19, 2021 together with: application form (attachment 1); n.1 copy of the payment of the entry fee of Euro 80,00; video.
6) Video recording:
The candidate must record his/her free-choice pieces in a single video containing all the pieces of the test.
The shooting of the videos will be made with a single front camera, horizontal framing, adequate light, without cuts, tampering and editing.
Before starting to play, it must be announced name and surname, date of birth, city and state of residence; indicate that the video is for the 27th “Young Guitarists” International Competition - City of Mottola; announce the title and composer of each performed song.
The video, named International Competition “Young Guitarists | Città di Mottola - 2021 - [Candidate's name and surname] - [Category ...]", will be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using a Server to send large files (for example Wetransfer - JUMBOmail etc.).
The video will be sent to the competition secretariat at the time of registration.
If any tampering with the registration is found, the jury may disqualify the candidate.
7) Registration within June 19, 2021.

8) For further information: Ass. M. & C. “Accademia della Chitarra” - Via Vito Sansonetti n. 64 – 74017 - Mottola (TA) – Italy; Tel. (+39) 099 8867361; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – website: