international biennial guitar competition with masterclasses Kutná Hora


on the website of the Kutná Hora international guitar competition with masterclasses

International Biennial Guitar Competition Kutná Hora is an art project with a long tradition of more than 40 years. Around 1976, PhDr. Václav Korbel, founder and chief editor of the magazine Musical instruments and director of Czechoslovak violin competitions and Milada Lesevová, Mittelbohemian regional music school inspector, decided to start organizing a guitar contest. Jaroslav Kormunda, professor at Pedagogical faculty in České Budějovice and Conservatory Plzeň and Jaroslav Škopek, guitarist and teacher in Kralupy nad Vltavou joined later in order to develop this exceptional event.

The Biennial consists of a competition in interpretation of pieces for the classical guitar from different music periods (Renaissance till Contemporary music), concerts of world-famous artists, lectures, selling exhibitions, presentation of guitar makers and masterclasses led by world leading classical guitar pedagogues. Despite the title of a competition, the idea is to share exceptional artistic performances in a friendly atmosphere of the inspiring historical town of Kutná Hora. Owing to this the Biennial has become one of the most important events of its kind in central Europe.

The Town of Kutná Hora 

is the organizer of the International Guitar Biennial with Masterclasses.

under the auspices of Ministry of Culture Czech Republic


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