The 38th Spain Guitar Music Competition


The 38th Spain Guitar Music Competition

The aim of this competition is to disperse Spanish guitar music in Japan and to discover and promote young talents. Your participation is very much appreciated.


Date: 2020 October 18th(Sun)

Venue: The Millennium Hall(Taitou-Ku Shougai-Gakushuu Centre 2F)
3-25-16 Nishi-Asakusa, Taitou-Ku, Tokyo
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Iriya station, 1 exit(8 minutes by walk) JR Uguisudani station South Exit (15 minutes walk).

Preliminary Round

Recorded Screening – the sound source must be submitted by 2020/05/31

To apply, you are required to submit:
1. application form 2. recording 3. application fee for the preliminary round (bank transfer or PayPal)

1.application form

2. Sound Source can be one of the followings.
CD-R, Cassette Tape (must be playable on all ordinary music devices. The track must be recorded at the beginning of the side A of the tape) or Audio file.

Please post the above items to
Junichi Mori
7-10-10-302 Suzuya, Chuou-ku Saitama-shi
Tel: 070-5602-6486 Fax:048-711-3470

If you are applying via email, please send the application form together with the audio file attached to the email to

You are recommended to type in the required details directly on the email; however, you can also send the scanned form as PDF.

You will be disqualified in the following circumstances.
1. the track is unreasonably too quiet
2. the track is distorted
3. the track is unplayable on audio devices

Mini Discs(MD) are not accepted as a sound source.
The audio file must be played on Windows and Mac. (Recommended format: mp3, mp4, m4a, wav)

3.Preliminary Round fee: 5000 yen

The payment methods are either bank transfer or PayPal.

Please make bank transfer to:
Bank name: Saitama Resona Bank, Ltd Bank Code: 0017 Branch: Kita-Urawa Nishiguchi Branch Branch number: 349
Branch Address:
4-5-5 Kita-Urawa Urawa-Ku, Saitama-Shi Saitama-Ken Swift code: SAIBJPJT
Account number: 4517943 Account name: Nihon – Spain Guitar Kyoukai

The deadline for 1,2,3 is 2020/05/31.

The result of the preliminary round will be sent to the address on the application form.
Qualified candidates will have to make another payment of 10000 yen to the same bank account or PayPal by the end of July in order to proceed to the second and final round.

Application fee: 5000 yen plus the bank charge of 3000 yen. Remittance and exchange fee must be paid by the applicants. The fee is not refundable under any circumstances. The applicants must pay into the designated bank account.

Second and Final Round:

Second Round 11:00~
Final Round appx 17:00~
Venue: The Millennium Hall (Taitou-Ku Shougai-Gakushuu Centre 2F)

Set Piece: You are required to use the designated edition.

Primary Round: Walts Op.32-2 (F. Sor)- No.24 from the 1st edition of Coleccion de las obras maestras de La Guitarra Espanola.

Second Round: Maria (F. Tarrega) – No.36 from the 1st edition of Coleccion de las obras maestras de La Guitarra Espanola.

Final Round: Mallorca (I. Albeniz) No.40 from the 3rd edition of Coleccion de las obras maestras de La Guitarra Espanola.
If you require the scores, please email us, so we will send you the PDF versions.

Final Round Free Choice Music: Solo piece(s) written by Spanish Composers lasting at least 10 minutes and no longer than 15 minutes (including tuning time). If you do not reach 10 minutes or exceed 15 minutes, you will automatically be the lowest.

Members of Juries:

Primary/Secondary Round: Juries consist of the board members of Spain – Japan Guitar Association
Final Round: Jiro Hamada(Spanish music critic), Prof. Yukine Uehara(pianist), Harumi Nakajima (president), Tomomi Kohno, Mitsunobu Shima, Keishi Sumi, Morio Motoki, Noboru Muraji, Kozo Tate, Yoshinobu Iwanaga, Yoshiteru Kimura, Takashi Watanabe and other guitarists

Organized by:

La Sociedad de la Guitarra Espana-japon (Japan-Spain Guitar Music Association) (
Office Address: 338-0013 7-10-10-302 Suzuya, Chuou-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-Ken、(Junichi Mori) Tel/Fax: 048-781-0020

Supported by:

Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spanish Embassy Japan/Spanish Tourism Bureau/Institute Servantes Tokyo/Taitou-Ku/Taitou-Ku Board of Education/Japan Junior Guitar Education Association/Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Special Sponsored by:ID Holdings

Sponsored by:

J.G.A./Kohno Guitar/Gendai Ltd./ Guitar/Kurosawa Music/Lladro Japan/S.I.E./Hakuju Institute for Health Science Co.,Ltd/Yamano Music/Fana/Guitarra Ltd./Roccomann/Savarez France Ltd./Aura/Forte Music/Andante/Media Calm/Sylpheed/Nishimura Manufactory/Shimamura Music•Marui Kinshichou Classic/Yomiuri Japan TV cultural center/Tokyo Music University/Showa Music University, Beliebe, Arai Trade and more,

#Sponsors for this competition may change annually.

38th The Spain Guitar Music Competition

Certificate (diploma):

1st place – 6th place Presented by Japan- Spain Guitar Association and Spanish Embassy Japan.
Madula/Madulo Prize (special prizes for participants over 45 years of age. One male and One female) presented by Japan – Spain Guitar Association.
Audience Award – given to one of the 6 finalists


1st place: Spanish Embassy Cup/Spain National Tourism Association Cup. 2nd place: Toitou District Board of Education Cup 3rd place: Japan Junior Guitar Association Cup

Prize Money

1st place: 300,000 yen (Japan – Spain Guitar Association prize 100000 yen/Kohno Guitar prize 70000 yen/Savarez France prize 50000 yen/ J.G.A prize 50000/ Arai Trade prize 30000 yen)
2nd place: 50000 yen (Kohno Guitar prize 20000 yen/Savarez France prize 30000 yen)
3rd place: 20000 yen(Kohno Guitar prize 10000 yen/Savarez France prize 10000)

Special Prize for 1st place:

Information Development prize sponsored by ID Holdings
(flight/accommodation/masterclasses expenses covered for, approximately 200000 yen)

Special Prize for Japanese participant who receives the highest rank among them:
Japan-Spain Comradeship Prize sponsored by ID Holdings
(flight/accommodation/masterclasses expenses covered for, approximately 200000 yen)

Other prizes

1st place: Spanish Embassy Prize: concert at Spanish Embassy Tokyo/Institute Servantes Tokyo Prize: Online Spanish language lessons/Gendai Guitar Prize (Gendai Guitar publication worth 30000 yen)/Hakuju Hall Prize (concert spaces provided at Hakuju Hall Lobby)/Lladro Japan Prize (craft work from Valencia)/Yamano Music Prize (practice chair)/Media Calm Prize (guitar case LFC-120)/Andante Prize (concert at Andante – Tokyo)/Aura Prize (guitar fork and original cloth)/Beliebe Prize (small goods)
2nd place: Kurosawa Music Prize(Juan Hernandez Guitar worth 250000 yen with semi- hard guitar case)/Forte Music Prize(Quality wooden guitar stand)/Aura Prize (electric tuner PW-CT-12, Aura string set/ original cloth)/Beliebe Prize (small goods)
3rd place:Rokkomann Prize(super light guitar case)/Aura Prize (electric tuner PW-CT-12, original cloth)/Beliebe Prize (small goods)
4th place: Fana Prize (MAC guitar case)/Aura Prize(original cloth) 5th/6th place: Guitarra Prize (music stand)/Aura Prize (original cloth) 1~6th place: Silpheed Prize(set of scores)/Muraji Noboru Project Prize(set of 5CDs)/Nishimura Manufactory Prize (masking tape for music scores)
Madulo/Madula Prize: entitlement to participate in the coming New Year concert/Nishimura Manufactory Prize (masking tape for music scores)

Participation Award

(those participating in the second round of competition):
Savarez France Prize (set of Savarez Strings)/S.I.E. Prize (set of Optima strings)/Nishimura Manufactory Prize (masking tape for music scores)/Arai Trade, Jose Ramirez Prize.

Other privileges for award winners:

Entitlement to become a member of Japan – Spain Guitar Association/Exemption from admission and annual fee for the first year. You will be asked to be part of the coming New Year concert (1st~6th place, Madulo/Madula) Recommendation for other concerts (1st place)

#The prizes may be differ without announcement. # Madula/Madulo Prizes are for those over 45 years of age and those who did NOT move on to the final round If you are over 45 years of age and applying for this competition, please circle the appropriate section.

38th Spain Guitar Music Competition Application Form

I hereby apply for the primary round together with properly recorded music source. (CD-R/cassette tape/audio file)

Please fill out as clearly as possible. Application date 2020 ___month___day

Family Name Given Name

Are you over the 45 years of age? Yes/No(please circle/ Gender:male/female ( please circle)


Telephone number with country code: Email address:

Free Choice Repertoire (please state title(s), movements, composer) Please write the names and movements of the pieces and the composers as clearly as you can. Please state the initial of the composer’s first name. Eg. F. Sor If there is an Opus number, please state as well.

Your general musical background: