German, classical guitarist, Julia Trintschuk (Stuttgart (1997) has won the XXXIV Certamen Internacional de Guitarra Clásica Andrés Segovia, 2019.
This victory means that she will be taking home 10,000 euros and a hand-built classical guitar valued at 5,200 made by luthier Aarón García Ruiz. She has also won a recital at the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza, Ciudad de Úbeda later this year.
She said that she was very happy to have won as “we are all playing in the same league,” referring to the prowess of the other competitors. She said that when she most felt that the pressure was on was in the finals when they were backed by such a professional orchestra, “something you don’t do everyday,” she observed.
The Second Prize went to the Ukrainian guitarist, Marko Topchii (Kiev, 1991), worth 4,000 euros and a guitar built by the hands of luthier, Stephen Hill; a concert guitar worth 5,000 euros, which is more than the cash prize that accompanies it. He also gets to play in a concert with the venue of the La Herradura castle.
The Third Prize went to the Romanian guitarist Mircea Gogoncea (Budapest, 1991) who won 2,000 euros in cash and a performance in Jaén in front of the Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Jaén.
One of the last cash prizes was the Premio Leo Brouwer one worth 700 euros, awarded for the best rendering of his work, La espiral Eterna (1971) which went to the Italian guitarist, Domenico Mottola.
Finally, Juventudes Musicales de Almuñécar, awarded 400 euros and a recital in Almuñécar to the youngest performer who reached the second round, which was won by Gemma Caro Torralba.
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