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2012 Koblenz International Guitar Competition Winners

The 2012 Koblenz Guitar Festival was held May 21-28, 2012. There were three rounds of free choice music — 10, 15, and 30 minutes. Competitors could not repeat pieces from round to round.

The Competition Winners

First Place: Not Awarded
Second Place: Chia-Wei Lin (Taiwan)
Third Place: Anton Baranov (Russia)

Giuseppe Zinchiri (Italy) won the Premio Joaquín Rodrigo award for the best interpretation of a work by Joaquín Rodrigo.

Watch Chia-Wei Lin Play

Watch Anton Baranov Play

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  1. 2012 June 1
    Peter permalink

    Interesting to see that no 1st place was awarded.
    This is often the sign of a good competition! Only if the playing level is high enough, is the first place awarded.
    I mean… the 1st place winner would have won (amonst many other things) a concert in Carnegie Hall New York City and ten concerts in Germany!
    If the playing level is not there, the 1st prize is simply not awarded.

  2. 2012 August 22
    Frank permalink

    Some competition news:

    Winners of the “5th International Guitar-Competition Iserlohn” 2012 are:
    1. Artyom Dervoed (Russia)
    2. Chia-Wei Lin (Taiwan)
    3. David Dyakov (Bulgaria) and Fabian Freesen (Germany) — tied
    4. Sabrina Vlaskalic (Serbia)

    Prize for the best interpretation of a work by Bach was awarded to: Mateus Dela Fonte (Brazil)

    link

  3. 2012 August 22
    Frank permalink

    Oh and the winners of the “International Guitar Competition Nürtingen 2012” are:
    1. Tal Hurwitz
    2. Fabian Freesen
    3. Aleksi Rajala

    link

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