The 41st Span Guitar Music Competition Application


Calling for Entrants!!

50th Anniversary of Foundation of
La Sociedad de la Guitarra Espana-japon
(Japan Spain Guitar Music Association)

The 41st Spanish Guitar Music Competition Application

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: 2023 October 14th /15th

Venue: The Millennium Hal l(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 minute walk).

Preliminary Round

Recorded Screening – the sound source must be submitted by 2023

/05/31 (postmark valid on the day)

To apply, you are required to submit the followings
1. application form
2. the source of recording
3. application fee of 5000 yen for the preliminary
round (bank transfer)


1.application form

2. Sound Source can be one of the followings.

CD-R which can be playable on all ordinary music devices or an audio file.

Please post the above items to

Harumi Nakajima

2-46-11 Naka-cho, Meguro-ku

Tokyo 153-0065 Japan

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

◾️If it is difficult to obtain the version of the assigned piece, please contact us by email so that we can send you a PDF.
◾️ After applying, we will contact you within 4 days, so if you do not hear from us, please send an email to the association address.

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 when
1. the track is unreasonably too quiet
2. the track is distorted
3. the track is unplayable on devices

Mini Discs (MD) are not accepted as a sound source.

The audio file must be playable on Windows and Mac. (Recommended format: mp3, mp4, m4a, wav)

3.Preliminary Round fee: 5000 yen

Please make bank transfer to:

Beneficiary Bank: MUFG BANK, LTD.
or BOTKJPJTXXX (when 11 digits)

Beneficiary Account Number: 233-0751272


The deadline for 1,2,3 is 2023/05/31.

The result of the preliminary round will be sent to the address on the application form by late June.

Qualified candidates will have to make another payment of 15000 yen to the same bank account by the end of July in order to proceed to the Second, the Final, and the Grand Final Round

Application fee: All bank charges including 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.

Previous winners of the competition are entitled to participate in this 50th anniversary competition. Those winners are exempted from Preliminary Round; therefore, please send only the application fee.

Second and Final Round: 2023/10/14 (Sat.)

The Second Round starts at 11:00.
The Final Round starts approximately at 17:00.

The Grand Final Round: 2023/10/15 (Sun.)

The Grand Final Round starts at 15:00~

Venue: The Millennium Hall (Taitou-Ku Shougai-Gakushuu Centre 2F)

Set Pieces:

Designated edition: Series of “Coleccion de las obras maestras de La Guitarra Espanola” by Japan Spain Guitar Association. (Gendai Guitar Publication)

Primary Round (recorded screening): Lagrima (F. Tarrega) from 1st Edition No.12
Second: Spanish Serenade (J. Maratz – Tarrega Edition) from 1st Edition No.45
Final Round: Set pieces not required

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 do exceed 15 minutes, you will automatically be at the lowest place.

Grand Final Round:

Concierto de Aranjuez (all movements) performed with the 50th anniversary festival chamber orchestra which consists of musicians from NHK Symphonic Orchestra and other major orchestras in Japan.

Members of Juries:

Primary/Secondary Round: Juries consist of the board members of Spain – Japan Guitar Association
Final Round and Grand Final : Wakana Hamada (Researcher of Spanish Culture・Part-Time professor at Tokyo University of the Arts(Yukine Uehara (Honorary Professor at Ryukyu University・President of Spanish Piano Music of Japan)Harumi Nakajima ( CEO of Japan Spain Guitar Association,guitarist) Tomomi Kohno, Mitsunobu Shima, Keishi Sumi ,Morio Motoki, Noboru Muraji ,Tomonori Arai , Yoshinobu Iwanaga, Yoshiteru Kimura , Kozo Tate, Takashi Watanabe , Yasuaki Hiura and guitarists of the board members of Japan Spain Guitar Association.

Special guest Jury for Grand Final Round: Shin-ichi Fukuda (Guitarist)

Organized by:

Organized by: La Sociedad de la Guitarra Espana-japon (Japan Spain Guitar Music Association) (

Subsidy: Rohm Music Foundation

Supported by:

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

Specially Sponsored by:  ID Holdings

Sponsored by:

J.G.A / Kono Guitar Mfg. Ltd. / Gendai Guitar Co. / Arai Trading / French Savares / Kurosawa Musical Instruments Store / Lladro Japan / S.I.E Hakuju Life Science Laboratory/Yamano Musical Instruments/Gitarrula/Roccoman/Aura/Andante/Media Calm/Sylpheed Chronix/Shimamura Gakki Marui Kinshicho Classic Store/Sarot/Forest Hill/Yomiuri-Nihon Television Cultural Center/Showa College of Music /Noboru Muraji Guitar school of Early Talent Education, and more.

Certificate (diploma):

[1st to 6th place] Awarded by Japan Spain Guitar Association / Diploma awarded by the Spanish Ambassador in Japan
[Maduro Award/Madura Award] Awarded by Japan Spain Guitar Association (selected from men and women aged 45 and over among the participants of the second preliminary round, excluding the winners)
[Japan Spain Friendship Award] Awarded by Japan Spain Guitar Association
[Audience Award] Awarded by Japan Spain Guitar Association (selected by votes from visitors to the final round) [Student Encouragement Award] Awarded by Japan Spain Guitar Association (selected from the participants of the second preliminary round who were not selected for the final round)
[Working adult Encouragement Award] Awarded by Japan Spain Guitar Association (selected from the participants of the second preliminary round who were not selected for the final round)


[1st Place] Spanish Ambassador’s Cup in Japan / Spanish National Tourist Offices Cup
[2nd Place] Taito Ward Board of Education Cup
[3rd Place] Japan Junior Guitar Educational Association Cup

Prize Money

[1st place] 280,000 yen (Japan Spain Guitar Association Award 70,000 yen / Kono Guitar Company Award 50,000 yen / France Savarez Award 50,000 yen / J.G.A Award 50,000 yen /Arai Trade Award 30,000 yen / Chronics Award 30,000 yen)
[2nd place] 50,000 yen (Japan Spain Guitar Association Award 20,000 yen / French Savares Award 30,000 yen)
[3rd place] 20,000 yen (Japan Spain Guitar Association Award 10,000 yen / France Savarez Award 10,000 yen)

Special Prize:

[1st Place] ID Holdings Award (200,000 yen for Scholarships for course participation in Spain: provided by ID Holdings)

[*] Japan Spain Friendship Award (200,000 yen for Scholarships for course participation in Spain: provided by ID Holdings)
*Persons recognized as most suitable for the founding spirit of the association and the purpose of the competition

Other prizes:

[1st Place] Instituto Cervantes Tokyo Award: Spanish Web Course AVE
Gendai Guitar Award (published value of 30,000 yen) / Lladró Japan Award (Valencia craft)
Yamano Musical Instrument Award (Guitar Lift) / France Savarez Award (Pouch and 8 sets of Savarez Strings)
Media Calm Award (appearance in “Guitar MV (Music Video) Project” and artist photo shoot)
Andante Award (Andante concert guest appearance)
[2nd Place] Kurosawa Music Store Award (Juan Hernández 250,000 yen guitar with semi-hard case)
French Savarez company award (pouch and 5 sets of Savarez strings)
[3rd Place] Rockoman Award (Super Light Guitar Case) / French Savares Company Award (pouch and 3 sets of Savares strings)
[4th, 5th and 6th place] Gitarura Award (Music Stand)
[1st to 6th place] Sylpheed Award (musical score set) / Muraji Noboru Projects Award (5 CDs set)
Aura Award (guitar-related goods) / Eligibility to perform at the New Year’s Concert next year

Participation Award(All participants of the second preliminary round):

Savarez Award (Bag) / S.I.E. Award (Aranjuez Nail File)
Arai Guitar Award (Cross: Provided by Arai Trading) / AUGUSTIN Award (Augustin String RED Set: Provided by Arai Trading)

Other privileges for award winners:

Other privileges for award winners: A concert organized by Spanish Embassy(Japan Spain friendship award) Entitlement to become a member of Japan Spain Guitar Association. 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 change without announcement. In addition, prizes may be changed for winners from overseas.
# Madula/Madulo Prizes are for those over 45 years of age and those who do NOT proceed to the final round
If you are over 45 years of age and applying for this competition, please circle the appropriate section.

The 41st Spanish Guitar Music Competition Application Form

I hereby apply for the primary round together with properly recorded music source.

(CD-R/audio file)

Please fill out as clearly as possible. Application date 2023 ___month___day

Family Name Given Name

Please circle all of the followings which apply to you at the time of the competition date (compulsory)


Male Female Primary School Student Secondary School Student University Student Over 45

Address: Please state your full address including the postal code and country or building name if applicable (compulsory)

Telephone number with country code:

Email address:

Free Choice Repertoire (please state title(s), movements, composer)

Once submitted, you cannot change your free choice repertoire.

Please write the tittles and movements of the pieces with the composers’ names as clearly as you can.

Please state the initial letter of the composer’s first name. Eg. F. Sor

If there is an Opus number, please state as well.

The duration of the each piece of the performance: minutes seconds

The duration must be over 10 minutes and no longer than 15 minutes. If the length of the performance does not fulfill the requirement, you will automatically be at the bottom place.

Your general musical background:

Please tell us how you found out about this competition

1. Our homepage

2. Flyer

3. Facebook or Twitter

4. Your school/tutor

5. Your acquaintance

6. Other ( )