Segovia Top Prize Declared Void

Sunday, November 29, 2015
By Hugh MacArthur

LHR Segovia Finals 2015 OnLThe judging panel for the XXXI Certamen Internacional de Guitarra Clásica Andrés Segovia unanimously declared the 1st Prize void.

The said prize was worth 10,000 euros in cash, plus a top-notch guitar valued at 5,200 euros.

There was no such problem with the Second Prize, which was won by the 33-year-old Cuban guitarist, Alí Arango, who received 4,000 euros and a performance slot at the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada 2016.

The Third Prize of 2,000 euros was shared by Ukrainian, Marko Topchii and Jasataka suganuma from Japan.

Now, as there were 10,000 spare euros rattling around, we don’t know whether they both received the total of the 2,000-euro prize or had to share it.

The competition, which was held in the Centro Cívico de La Herradura, came to a close today, Sunday the 29th, with the guitarists backed by the Orquesta de la Universidad de Granada in a rendition of the Concierto de Aranjuez.

Finally, it is worth pointing out that Andrés Segovia agreed to the creation of a classical-guitar competition bearing his name on the condition that the standard demanded of the entrants never faltered, meaning that occasionally the judging panel decides that the standard required to obtain the top prize is not reached and declares the First Prize as void.

(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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