THE PARKENING INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION
The Parkening International Guitar Competition honors Christopher Parkening's lifetime commitment to fostering musical excellence in young artists as demonstrated by his mentor, the great Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia. It is held on the beautiful campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where Christopher Parkening is Distinguished Professor of Music. The Parkening International Guitar Competition is the most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world. Cash prizes in excess of US$50,000 were awarded at the 2012 Competition, representing the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition worldwide.
The Parkening International Guitar Competition will be held from May 27 through May 30, 2015. Eligible classical guitarists 30 years old and younger (born on or after May 26, 1985) may participate.
The Young Guitarist Competition, which helps to identify outstanding young guitarists (17 years and younger) and encourages them to continue their performance careers and study, will be held on May 26 and May 27, 2015.
The 2015 Competitors
The 2015 Young Guitarist Competitors