Portuguese guitarist, Joaquim Santos Simoës (born 1995), won the first prize at the XXXIII Certamen Internacional de Guitarra Clásica Andrés Segovia.
He is now the proud owner of 10,000 euros, an acoustic guitar of such quality that it is guaranteed to get him laid, knocked out at the luthier workshop of Granada-based Aarón García Ruiz – he’s a happy bunny.
The Second Prize was won by the South-Korean, Deión Cho, who got 4,000 euros and a guitar that, at the very least, will get him to second base on his next date.
The Third Prize was won by an 18-year-old German lass, Laura Lootens, she got 2,000 euros (no guitar, so no quip). She also won the prize for the youngest competitor to get past the first elimination stage, which earned her a further 400 euros.
The special prize, Leo Brouwer, worth 700 euros was won by Ukrainian, Marko Topchii.
And that’s it, Folks, until next year, so stay tuned… your guitar too!
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)