We must always rejoice to find a new Competition of Music Interpretation that supports the vocation of young performers. In the present case, however, we do feel overjoyed as it also endeavours to transmit the music for guitar by Spanish composers. We are delighted to applaud the initiative of the excellent guitarist Francisco Bernier and his vision of the importance of the guitar, both in Spain and throughout the whole world, with this inspiring project, bound to be a great promotion for performers, as well as an admirable vehicle for disseminating the works of Spanish composers.

Antón García Abril         

IX Seville International Guitar Competition

Eliminatory Round: Thursday 4th October 2018

Semifinal Round: Friday 5th October 2018

Final Round and Gala Concert: Saturday 6th October 2018


1. Requirements

Applicants may be all guitar players of any nationality who were born after 12 October 1975.

2. Registration

-Registration fees.

All participants must pay a registration fee of 60 Euros. All bank charges and commissions will be paid by the competitors. The payment will be made through bank transfer to the Association TRASTEARTE, stating clearly the name of the participant and the concept "Guitar Competition”. The bank account:


Asociación Trastearte

IBAN: ES48 2013 0722 0002 0083 2339


Also competitors can pay through Paypal here: 



- How to send the registration form

To apply for the Competition, you must send BY EMAIL the registration form attaching a current photograph, a photocopy of an identity card or passport, the receipt of having paid the registration fee, a brief curriculum vitae in English or Spanish and the program to be performed during the rounds of the competition at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

-Registration Deadline:

Registration for Competition will be open till 30 September 2018 at 23.59h

-List of Participants

The organization shall confirm the acceptance to the admitted candidates by posting the list on this Website and Facebook page of the Seville Guitar Festival after the official ballot draw.

3. Official Ballot Draw 

On 1st October at 10 a.m at the Festival Office there will be a draw to decide the order of performance. This order will be applied in the eliminatory and semifinal round of the Competition.