Viseu Internacional Guitar Competition

After a year in which we were forced to restructure the contest so that it could take place in complete safety, we received 23 participants from 16 countries. Their participation was done online, but it was no less exciting to watch the various interpretations.

After two qualifiers, three guitarists stood out and in the final it was the Italian Carlo Curatolo who deserved the jury’s distinction with the first prize. Equally brilliant were Vera Danilina (Russia) and Luka Lovreković (Croatia), second and third place respectively.
The jury also distinguished the best Portuguese in competition, a title given to Francisco Lopes.

We thank all those who participated in this edition and we expect that in 2022 we will find more talented guitarists, this time present in our city, Viseu.

2020’s prizes

1st Prize – 8.000€

+ A Kohno Sakurai Guitar Mastro-RF model valued at 8300 €
+ A concert at the International Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz – Bratislava
+ A concert at the 14th Viseu Spring Music Festival
+ A concert at Ciclos de Recitais CMP/CMSM – Porto
+ A concert at Guitar Festival de la Guitarra de Sevilla – Spain

2nd Prize – 3.000 €
3rd Prize – 1.500 €
Prize for the Best Portuguese Contestant – 500€

Previous years: winners

1st Viseu Int. Guitar Competition Winners (2014)

1st Prize – Xavier Jara (U.S.A)
2nd Prize – Bogdan Mihailescu (Romenia)
3rd Prize – Marko Topchii (Ukraine) e Jérémy Peret (France)
Audience Award – Marko Topchii (Ukraine)

2nd Viseu Int. Guitar Competition Winners (2016)

1st Prize – Davide Giovanni Tomasi (Italy)
2nd Prize – Marko Topchii (Ukraine)
3rd Prize – Raphael Feuillatre (France)
Audience Award – Davide Giovanni Tomasi (Italy)
Best Portuguese Guitarist – Ruben Bettencourt (Portugal)

3rd Viseu Int. Guitar Competition Winners (2018)

1st Prize – Marko Topchii (Ukraine)
2nd Prize – Gian Marco Ciampa (Italy)
3rd Prize – Nicola Montella (Italy)
Audience Award – Marko Topchii (Ukraine)
Honorable Mention – Taiki Matsumoto (Japan)
Best Portuguese Guitarist – João Robim Rocha (Portugal)

4th Viseu Int. Guitar Competition Winners (2020)

1st Prize – Carlo Curatolo(Italy)
2nd Prize – Vera Danilina (Russia)
3rd Prize – Luka Lovreković (Croatia)
Best Portuguese Guitarist – Francisco Lopes (Portugal)