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10th CIGA Junior 2023

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10th Alhambra Junior International Guitar Competition
CIGAJ
10th to 12th November 2023
Valencia - España

 

Alhambra guitars Foundation and the Cultural Association Trujaman founded this competition with the aim of encouraging young generations of guitarists in the study of the Spanish guitar, hoping that it will serve as an impulse and encouragement to further deepen in their artistic trajectories.

 

We are proud to present the 10th edition of the CIGA Junior competition, which has already established itself as one of the most important international guitar competitions for young people and it will take place from 10th to 12th November in Valencia.

 

The eliminatory round will take place online and the deadline for registration is 14th October 2022.

 

You can find all the information here down, in the rules and make your registration

 

Participate and take part!

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

1. Open competition for all guitarist of any nationality, excluding previous 1st winners of the same category in previous editions.

2. Four categories are set:

  • A Category: up to 10 years old
  • B Category: up to 13 years old
  • C Category: up to 17 years old
  • D Category: up to 24 years old

and two rounds: Eliminatory (online) and Final.

Contestants in each category cannot exceed the age limit on 14th October 2023.

3. The pieces must be played by memory, except in the Categories A and B which is optional. The pieces will not be repeated in any other round. The jury is empowered to interrupt the contestant’s performance.

4. The Final round will be opened and free entrance to the public and may be spread or recorded through any technical support. Contestants renounce to any right related to this subject.

5. The Final round will take place at a hall in Valencia. The organization will inform by e-mail or telephone to all the contestants (from the deadline of the inscription) about date, time and place where it will take place the public draw to determine the order of the appearance in alphabetical order of the contestants and halls.

All the information will be regularly updated on social networks and websites:

fundacionalhambraguitarras.com

jornadasdeguitarra.com

6. The organization reserves the right to modify dates, place and any other unexpected event that may happen.

7. Contestants who pass to the Final Round must duly identify themselves, showing the original ID card, passport or Family Book. Contestants who do not respect the order of the appearance will be excluded of the Competition and those who give false documents will be excluded as well.

8. Three copies of all works should be handed to the Organization in advance by the contestants.

9. The Organization does not accept liability for any harm caused or suffered by contestants to the celebration of the Competition.

10. It is understood that contestants automatically accept the rules of the competition as well as the jury’s decision.

ROUNDS

The Eliminatory round will be held online.

The contestant will have to send the link to the video, according to the  duration time conditions corresponding to his/her category. The link to the video must be included on the registration form.

If you have any question, please contact:

direccion@fundaciónalhambraguitarras.org

The video must be original and unpublished, recorded exclusively for the 10th Edition of the CIGAJ, without cuts, interruptions, or sound manipulation.

The guitarist will introduce himself at the beginning of the video saying:

  • his/her full name
  • day of recording
  • the reason for the recording (CIGAJ 10th Edition)
  • and the piece or pieces to be performed.

Maximum delivery period: October 14, 2023.

The results of the Eliminatory rounds, as well as the list and order of guitarists who will go to the Final round (in person), will be announced the last week of October (between October 23rd and 27th).

The official presentation of the CIGAJ will take place on Friday, November 10th at 7:00 p. m.

The Final round will be held on November 11th from 10:00 a. m.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 12th at 12:00
(The attendance of the winners is mandatory except for justified cause).

The Competition Organisers will inform the contestants well in advance about the day, place and time of the Final round for each category, so that they can organise the logistics of their participation.

A Category:

  • Eliminatory/Final: Performances of the free choice works must not exceed 4 minutes in each round.

B Category:

  • Eliminatory/Final: Performances of the free choice works must not exceed 5 minutes in each round.

C Category:

  • Eliminatory: Performances of the free choice works must not exceed 7 minutes.
  • Final: Performances of the free choice works must not exceed 15 minutes.

D Category:

  • Eliminatory: Performances of the free choice pieces must not exceed 8 minutes.
  • Final: Performances of the free choice pieces must not exceed 20 minutes.

PRIZES

A Category:

1st PRIZE:

  • Diploma.
  • 50% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Musical material courtesy of RC Strings and Editorial Piles.

2nd PRIZE:

  • Diploma.
  • 35% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Musical material courtesy of RC Strings and Editorial Piles.

3rd PRIZE:

  • Diploma.
  • 25% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Musical material courtesy of RC Strings and Editorial Piles.

B Category:

1st PRIZE:

  • Diploma.
  • Scholarship of 100 euros.
  • 50% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Bonus of 100 euros in RC Strings materials.

2nd PRIZE:

  • Diploma.
  • 35% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in RC Strings materials.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in materials from Editorial Piles.

3rd PRIZE:

  • Diploma.
  • 25% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in RC Strings materials.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in materials from Editorial Piles.

C Category:

1st PRIZE:

  • Diploma
  • Scholarship of 200 euros
  • 50% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Bonus of 100 euros in materials from RC Strings and a study and accommodation scholarship to take a masterclass (elementary-medium level) at the José Tomás-Villa de Petrer International Guitar Festival 2024.

2nd PRIZE:

  • Diploma
  • Scholarship of 100 euros
  • 35% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in RC Strings materials.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in materials from Editorial Piles.

3rd PRIZE:

  • Diploma
  • Scholarship of 50 euros
  • 25% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in RC Strings materials.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in materials from Editorial Piles.

D Category:

1st PRIZE:

  • Diploma
  • Scholarship of 500 euros.
  • Five concerts
    1. Verona International Guitar Festival (Italy).
    2. International Guitar Conference in Valencia.
    3. University of Dallas (USA).
    4. Rust International Guitar Festival (Musikverein of Vienna).
    5. Pepe Romero Guitar Festival in Málaga 
  • 50% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Bonus of 100 euros in RC Strings materials.
  • Scholarship and accommodation to take a masterclass (higher level) at the José Tomás-Villa de Petrer International Guitar Festival 2024.

2nd PRIZE:

  • Diploma.
  • Scholarship of 200 euros.
  • 35% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in RC Strings materials.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in materials from Editorial Piles.

3rd PRIZE:

  • Diploma
  • Scholarship of 100 euros.
  • 25% discount on the purchase of an Alhambra guitar.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in RC Strings materials.
  • Bonus of 50 euros in materials from Editorial Piles.

Prizes are subjected to Spanish tax regulations in force.

REGISTRATION*

The deadline for registration and submission of videos is the 14 October 2023 at 23:59 GMT.

Registration will be done through the following link:

https://fundacionalhambraguitarras.org/en/ciga-junior/9th-cigaj-2022/registration-form

Compulsory registration fee: 40 euros.

Bank Account: 3058-2243-80-2720000615

Iban: ES3030582243802720000615

BIC: CCRIES2A

*All registered contestants will be able to attend the Master Classes and Activities that will take place during the 20th Edition of the Jornadas Internacionales de Guitarra de Valencia free of charge.

FURTHER INFORMATION

direccion@fundacionalhambraguitarras.org

+34 610 43 77 06

fundacionalhambraguitarras.org

 

ORGANIZATION

Alhambra Guitarras Foundation


DATA PROTECTION

In compliance with the current regulations on personal data protection (General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 -RGPD-, and Organic Law 3/2018, of 5 December, on Personal Data Protection and guarantee of digital rights), we inform you that your personal data will be used under the following conditions:

I. Details of the data controller

  • Name: Manufacturas Alhambra S.L.
  • CIF: B03016821
  • Address:
    C/ Duquesa de Almodóvar, 17, 03830 Muro de Alcoy, Alicante

II. What personal data do we process?

The data we use are the following: name and surname, address, e-mail address, date of birth and telephone number.

What do we use the personal data for?

We use personal data in order to manage, develop and maintain this promotion and to comply with these legal bases. For any use of the data that cannot be considered within the framework of this promotion and its legal bases, Manufacturas Alhambra S.L. will request the user's express authorisation.

III. On what grounds do we use the personal data?

We use personal data on the following legitimate bases:

  • Data necessary for the execution of a contract, being understood as such, the fulfilment of both Manufacturas Alhambra and the participant of these legal bases.
  • Data necessary to comply with legal obligations. By way of example and without limitation, Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007, of 16 November, which approves the revised text of the General Law for the Defence of Consumers and Users and other complementary laws.
  • Consent of the participant, in those cases in which Manufacturas Alhambra S.L. expressly requests it.

IV. With whom do we share personal data?

In order to comply with the purposes mentioned in point ii. above, we will not share your personal data with external service providers on behalf of Manufacturas Alhambra S.L.

International data transfers:

Manufacturas Alhambra informs that, for the management, development and maintenance of this promotion, no international transfers of participants' data will be made outside the European Economic Area.

V. How long will we keep the personal data?

The data will be kept for the duration of this promotion. Specifically, the data will be kept for the time necessary to fulfil the purpose for which they were collected and to determine any possible liabilities that may arise from this purpose and the processing of the data, in accordance with the regulations set out above, in addition to the periods established in the applicable archives and documentation regulations, and as long as the participant does not request the right of deletion.

VI. What are your rights and how can you exercise them?

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, you may exercise your data protection rights (access, rectification, opposition, deletion, limitation, portability and not to be subject to automated individual decisions) by e-mail at:

rgpd_alh@alhambraguitarras.com

or by letter to the following address:

C/ Duquesa de Almodóvar, 17, 03830 Muro de Alcoy, Alicante.

Documentation proving the identity of the applicant may be required (copy of the front of the National Identity Document, or equivalent). The maximum response period will be 30 days from receipt, which may be extended for a maximum of 2 months whenever necessary.

Right to complain or exercise rights

  • Exercise of rights: rgpd_alh@alhambraguitarras.com
  • Claim before the Spanish Data Protection Agency: through its website or directly at its electronic headquarters.

VII. About automated decisions or profiling

For the management, development and maintenance of this promotion, no profiling of participants will be carried out, nor will automated decisions based on their characteristics be taken in any case.

VIII. Can minors register?

In order for minors under 14 years of age to participate in the Promotion, express authorisation to participate in the promotion will be required, which must be requested by emailing:

rgpd_alh@alhambraguitarras.com

IX. Commercial use of data

The user who voluntarily and expressly authorises it may receive commercial communications from Manufacturas Alhambra about its products, novelties, promotions and competitions, once this promotion has ended. This authorisation may be revoked at any time, so the data will be kept as long as the user does not express his/her right of cancellation. The data will not be shared with any third party.

Great success of the registration call for the 10th Edition of CIGAJ.

There have been 36 registered guitarists from Spain, Germany, Slovakia, Israel, Italy, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Ukraine.

Best of luck to everyone! We hope to see you at the Grand Final to be held in Valencia, from November 10th to 12th.

The Dream begins to come true!!

We will soon publish the Selection of guitarists who advance to the Final.

Alphabetical order of participants of the 10th CIGAJ:

A CATEGORY (Up to 10 years old)

Arnau Aymerich Blasco (España)
Yaroslav Bogucharskii (San Cristóbal y Nieves)
Luka Escobar Pavlik (España)
Arkhyp Hudyma (Ucrania)

B CATEGORY (Up to 13 years old)

Joan Toni Franch Mas (España)
Lucía González Agra (España)
Nacho Márquez Alemañy (España)
Carla Roldán Cejudo (España)
Sofía Zurera García (España)

C CATEGORY (Up to 17 years old)

Andrés Ayllón Gutiérrez (España)
Asier Candial Martínez (España)
Hugo Eira (Portugal)
Siro Gabriel Ozán Álvarez (España)
Lucía Gil Cisneros (España)
Joan Gimeno Escrivá (España)
Martín González Agra (España)
Markel Intxaurbe Onaindia (España)
Luis Márquez Hinchado (España)
Beñat Muniozguren Valin (España)
Andrés Rubio Figuera (España)
Vasilina Shashkova (Eslovaquia)
Asier Torre García (España)

D CATEGORY (Up to 24 years old)

Matvei Anchugin (Rusia)
Eneko Aristondo Gutiérrez (España)
Sebastian Bairon Silva Sifuentes (Perú)
Michele Berson (Israel)
Vincenzo Caiafa (Italia)
Leonardo Fanti (Italia)
Davide Frassoni (Italia)
Danilo Kunze (Alemania)
Nel Maslánka (Polonia)
Enrique Muñoz de la Vega (España)
Matteo Murari (Italia)
Filip Mydla (Polonia)
Mario Pino Mateos (España)
Beatriz Pinto (Portugal)

*Any errors should be reported immediately by email: artetrujaman@yahoo.es

Jury formed by

  • Giovanni Grano (Italy)
  • Pepe Payá (Spain)
  • Wolfgang Weigel (Germany)
  • Miriam Brullova (Slovakia) and
  • Vicente Roncero (Spain).

Presentation of the 10th CIGAJ

The Presentation of the 10th CIGAJ will take place on Friday the 10th during Miriam Brullova's concert at the Rector Peset Residence Hall at 7:00 p.m. It will be a great opportunity for participants who have doubts and queries to discuss them in person.

FINAL: 

Final phase Date: Saturday, 11th November

Place: Conservatorio José Iturbi de Valencia https://www.valencia.es/cas/iturbi

  • A and B Categories: 10:30 h.
  • C Category: 11:00 h.
  • D Category: 16:30 h

CONTESTANTS SELECTED FOR THE FINAL OF THE 10TH CIGAJ

A CATEGORY

Arnau Aymerich Blasco (España)
Yaroslav Bogucharskii (San Cristóbal y Nieves)
Luka Escobar Pavlik (España)
Arkhyp Hudyma (Ucrania)

 

B CATEGORY

Joan Toni Franch Mas  (España)
Lucía González Agra (España)
Nacho Márquez Alemañy (España)

C CATEGORY

Hugo Eira (Portugal)
Siro Gabriel Ozán Álvarez (España)
Lucía Gil Cisneros (España)
Andrés Rubio Figuera (España)
Vasilina Shashkova (Eslovaquia)
 
D CATEGORY

Eneko Aristondo Gutiérrez (España)
Nel Maslánka (Polonia)
Mario Pino Mateos (España)
Beatriz Pinto (Portugal)

FINAL: 

Saturday, 11th Novembrer

Place: Conservatorio José Iturbi de Valencia https://www.valencia.es/cas/iturbi

A and B Categoríes: 10’30 h.

C Category: 11’00 h.

D Category: 16’30 h

A CATEGORY

1st  Luka Escobar Pavlik (Spain)

2nd vacated

3rd Ex aequo | Arnau Aymerich Blasco (España) and Yaroslav Bogucharskii (San Cristóbal y Nieves)

 

B CATEGORY

1st Lucía González Agra (España)

2nd Nacho Márquez Alemañy (España)

3rd Joan Toni Franch Mas  (España)

 

C CATEGORY

1st Ex aequo | Siro Gabriel Ozán Álvarez (España) and Vasilina Shashkova (Russia)

2nd  Lucía Gil Cisneros (España)

3rd Ex aequo | Hugo Eira (Portugal) y Andrés Rubio Figuera (España)

 

D CATEGORY

1st Beatriz Pinto (Portugal)

2nd Ex aequo | Eneko Aristondo Gutiérrez (España) y Nel Maslánka (Polonia)

3rd  Mario Pino Mateos (España)

A Category

B Category

C Category

D Category