18th International Biennial Guitar Competition with Masterclasses

June 30th - July 4th 2015

Kutná Hora



Photo Gallery 2015: Festival, Competition, Final, Giving Awards, Concerts, Masterclasses, Exhibitions and Lectures


Press release: Kutná Hora welcoming classical guitarists from 19 countries…


Detailed schedule of competition rounds

Detailed schedule of competition rounds can be found here.


How to get from the Prague Airport to Kutná Hora

There is a direct bus called Airport Express (AE) that goes from the Prague Airport to the Prague Main station every half an hour between 5:30 and 9:00, every 15 minutes between 9:00 and 20:00 and then again every half an hour between 20:00 and 21:00. If you are interested in exact departure times, you can look them up in IDOS - click on "English", then fill in "Praha letiště/Airport (BUS)" in the box "From" and "Praha hl.n." in the box "To", tick "Direct connections only" and click on the "Search" button. Direct trains between Prague and Kutná Hora run every two hours (in the afternoon every hour); the first one leaves Prague at 5:51 and the last one at 21:59. If you are interested in exact departure times, follow the previous instructions, except you fill in "Praha hl.n." in the box "From" and "Kutná Hora hl.n." in the box "To".


Dear guitarists,
we recommend you to take part in the International Guitar Festival Mikulov, which is our partner festival. Concerts, masterclasses, courses, seminars and lectures, workshops, selling exhibitions - come and enjoy an unforgettable week in the beautiful area of southern Moravia. More information here.



Tuesday June 30th
09.00 – 17.00
Information Centre of the Town Kutná Hora
Palackého náměstí 377, 284 01 Kutná Hora:
Participants' arrival and check-in

Italian Court, Havlíčkovo nám. 552, 284 01 Kutná Hora:
Information on the organization of the competition and masterclasses

Concert: Hedvika Švendová (Czech Republic)

Ceremonial opening with draw for the 1st and 2nd category

Concert: Guitar4mation (Austria, Poland, Czech Republic)

Wednesday July 1st
Club House, Lierova 146, 284 01 Kutná Hora:
1st round 2nd category

Thursday July 2nd
1st round 2nd category
1st round 1st category

Friday July 3rd
2nd round 2nd category

Saturday July 4th
final 1st and 2nd category


We recommend you to stay at a newly opened guesthouse Babka bylinkářka, Zahradní 531, Kutná Hora.

Booking contacts:

If there are at least two people in a room, the price is 500 CZK per person including breakfast.


Hotel U kata is fully booked. A complete list of possible accommodation in Kutná Hora can be found here (there is a list of links on the left; click on "accommodation", and then on "accommodation database").



Concerts: Italian Court, Havlíčkovo náměstí 552, 284 01 Kutná Hora

Competition, exhibitions: Club house, Lierova 146, 284 01 Kutná Hora

Masterclasses: Music school, Vladislavova 376, 284 01 Kutná Hora


Important notification

When booking your accommodation in the hotel U Kata, please state that you participate in the Guitar Biennial. Book your accommodation by e-mail or over the phone, do not use the online reservation form that is on the website of the hotel. We recommend that you book your accommodation until July 5th (on July 4th, the final of the IInd category takes place at 18:00, followed at 22:00 by ceremonial announcement of the results in both categories, giving awards and ending the competition). A detailed timetable of the whole competition will be announced after the registration deadline on May 31st 2015.