2019 Adelaide Eisteddfod
Guitar Division
15 Jun 2019 to 15 Jun 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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CLASSICAL GUITAR DIVISION


SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2019, 11.00 a.m. – ca. 6.00 p.m.

Norwood Salvation Army Citadel, 55 George Street, Norwood

Admission: $8 Adelaide Eisteddfod Members

Children 12 years & under free of charge


Convenor: Oliver Fartach-Naini (Elder Conservatorium of Music)

Phone: 0414 597 228, email: oliver.fartach-naini@adelaide.edu.au


Adjudicator: John Couch (Canberra)

 New Zealand born John Couch is an Australian based classical guitarist and the Director of New Zealand’s premiere classical guitar festival, the Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School (TCGSS). Couch is a highly qualified guitarist holding a Masters of     Music in performance and research (pedagogy), Post-Graduate Diploma in performance and research, Bachelor of Music and is a Fellow of the Trinity Guildhall (London).


Couch has featured on four CD album recordings: A Fairytale… with Variations (2001), Desdemona’s Song (2005), Andres New Shoes (2008), and Ask Me Tomorrow (2015). With an interest in creating new music for the classical guitar, Couch has commissioned and had work dedicated to him from leading composers such as Richard Charlton, Marian Budos, Sally Greenaway, Christopher Norton, Jesmond Grixti, Campbell Ross and Ivana Troslj. He has given many world premier performances and his latest CD brings a selection of these works together.


As a chamber musician Couch has performed and recorded in the New Zealand Guitar Duo and the New Zealand Guitar Quartet. As a soloist he has performed in festivals and concert series around Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America and Asia. He has recorded for and played on ABC Classic FM (Australia), 2CN (Australia), Classic FM (New Zealand), TVNZ (New Zealand), Radio Canada and HCMTV7 (Vietnam), and has featured as a soloist with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.


Couch has won international and national guitar and music competitions in New Zealand and Australia. He has been a finalist and prizewinner in many other international competitions including Taiwan international guitar competition, Tokyo international guitar competition and the 36th International Guitar Competition “Michele Pittaluga” (Italy).




IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ALL ENTRANTS READ THE RULES AND THE CONDITIONS FOR EACH SECTION, AND THE GENERAL COMPETITION RULES. 

ENTRIES AND FEES
The Adelaide Eisteddfod Council advises that the closing date/time for all entries is Friday 5pm, April 12 2019.   Late entries or late payments will not be accepted.   Payment may be safely made on-line.
All entries are to be made on-line via www.stardom.com.au.   Each competitor pays a fee per section entered, as printed on the computer-generated invoice, plus a single administration fee appearing on the invoice after all required sections have been entered.  Please note that the following chamber  music sections offer further opportunities for classical guitarists: Ensemble Division E801, E802, E803, E804 and E805.

SPECIAL AWARDS
Sponsor Urtext is providing a guitar valued at $920 to the winner of Section G351, 11 years and under.   Urtext will have a range of guitars available for sale throughout the day.   Have a look and try them out.

Proudly sponsored by:

Philip & Annie Cornish

Urtext Stringed Instruments

South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble (SAYGE)

AMEB South Australia & Northern Territory

Domenic Roscioli Guitars, Elder Conservatorium of Music

Caleb Lavery-Brook, Aloysius Leeson

Lincoln Brady & Ethnoclassics

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12/04/2019 6:00:00 PM (AEST)
G351 Guitar Solo     11 years and under

Time Limit: 04:00

Own choice.

Sponsored by Urtext and Lincoln Brady

Entry: $15.001st Urtext "El Rucio" Guitar          2nd $30          3rd $20          
G354 Guitar Solo     14 years and under

Time Limit: 05:00

Own choice.

Sponsored by SA Youth Guitar Ensemble

Entry: $15.001st $50          2nd $30          3rd $20          
G357 Guitar Solo     17 years and under

Time Limit: 06:00

Own choice.

Sponsored by Caleb Lavery-Brook and AMEB

Entry: $15.001st $100          2nd $60          3rd $40          
G360 Guitar Solo     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Own choice.

Sponsored by Domenic Roscioli, Elder Conservatorium and Aloysius Leeson

Entry: $25.001st $200          2nd $150          3rd $100