When

November 12-17, 2019

Where

Moscow
Gnessins' Academy of Music

Competition and Festival 2019

Welcome to the Sixth Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition! It will be held from November 12th through November 17th, 2019, hosted by the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music. This year, the total value of the prizes exceeds 20,000 euros; also all those foreign and non-resident participants of the Competition who are advanced to the Third Round will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of costs paid for travelling from their place of residence (de facto residence) to the city of Moscow and back. Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition is held biannually. In the 'non-competitional' years the Alexander Frauchi Foundation is organizing «Two evenings in November» festivals.

 

Competition

During the competitions of 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017, the prize-winners of the first prizes were Tengyue (TY) Zhang, Rovshan Mamedkuliev and Artyom Dervoed, of the second prizes – Pavel Kukhta, Konstantin Okudzhava, Anton Baranov, Vera Danilina, and Andrea de Vitis.
 

Festival

During the 'competitional' years, the stars of the festivals were Roland Dyens, Marcin Dylla, Aniello Desiderio, Zoran Dukic, Sergio and Odair Asad, Roberto Aussel, Pavel Steidl, Leo Brouwer, Ricardo Gallen, Dmitry Murin, Dimitri Illarionov, and many others.
 

«Two evenings in November»

The stars of the «Two Evenings in November» festivals (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018) were Zoran Dukic, Denis Azabagic, Aniello Desiderio, Rafael Aguirre, Carlo Marchione, Andrea de Vitis, TY Zhang, Artyom Dervoed, Dimitri Illarionov, Frauchi Guitar Quartet and many others.

Jury and Artists

The Sixth Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition

Fabio
Mastrangelo

Micaela
Pittaluga

Daughter of Michele Pittaluga, the Founder of the Alessandria international guitar competition, Micaela Pittaluga is the President of the Pittaluga Competition and is the head of the Organising committee since 1995.

Dmitry
Murin

Artistic Director of the Competition and Festival

Dimitri
Illarionov

Vladimir
Gorbach

Nikita
Koshkin

Goran
Krivokapic

David
Pavlovits

Guitarist, composer, and guitar teacher from Hungary. He has been holding master classes worldwide in English, German, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish languages.

Schedule 2019

17:30

Registration of the competitors / draw procedure


Lobby of the Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music – Registration of the competitors / draw procedure.

19:00

6th Competition and Festival Opening Ceremony, Concert

Goran Krivokapić (Montenegro), Dmitriy Murin, Vladimir Gorbach. Conductor – Fabio Mastrangelo

Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music.

Soloists:

  • Goran Krivokapić (Montenegro)
  • Dmitriy Murin
  • Vladimir Gorbach

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor – Fabio Mastrangelo.

 

10:00 - 18:00

Round 1 of the Competition


Small Hall of the Gnessins’ Academy of Music – Round 1 of the Competition

10:00

Round 1 of the Competition


10:00-17:00 Small Hall of the Gnessins’ Academy of Music – Round 1 of the Competition

17:45 – Announcing of the results of the 1st Round, announcing the list of masterclasses participants.

19:00

Concert: Dimitri Illarionov, Boris Andrianov & friends

Dimitri Illarionov, Boris Andrianov, Georgy Gusev, Anna Koshkina, Questa Musica Chamber Ensemble, conductor – Philip Chizhevsky

Chamber Hall of the Moscow International House of Music

  • Dimitri Illarionov (guitar)
  • Boris Andrianov (cello)
  • Georgy Gusev
  • Anna Koshkina
  • Questa Musica Chamber Ensemble, conductor – Philip Chizhevsky

Music by A. Zelensky, A. Shor, G. Sollima

10:00 - 17:00

Round 2 of the Competition


Shuvalov’s Musical Drawing Room – Round 2 of the Competition

12:00 - 16:00

Masterclasses


Shuvalov’s Musical Drawing Room

12:00-14:00 – Vladimir Gorbach (Russia/Australia)
14:00-16:00 – Goran Krivokapic (Germany)
16:00 - 18:00

Lecture and meeting with the guitar luthier Yuichi Imai (Japan)


Shuvalov’s Musical Drawing RoomLecture and meeting with the guitar luthier, a sponsor of the competition Yuichi Imai.

19:00

Gala Concert

Vladimir Gorbach, Dimitri Illarionov, Goran Krivokapić, Vladimir Mityakov, Dmitry Murin, David Pavlović, Sergey Rudnev, Pavel Steidl, Frauchi Guitar Quartet, Guitarists' Orchestra of the Gnessins' Academy

Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music.

The Festival Gala Concert of the Russian and foreign stars of classical guitar:

Vladimir Gorbach, Dimitri Illarionov, Goran Krivokapić, Vladimir Mityakov, Dmitry Murin, David Pavlovits, Sergey Rudnev, Pavel Steidl, Frauchi Guitar Quartet (Dmitry Murin, Sergey Uryupin, Eugeny Nomerovsky, Dmitry Tatarkin), Guitarists’ Orchestra of the Gnessins’ Academy.

 

11:00 - 15:00

Masterclasses


Chamber Hall of Gnessins’ Academy of Music

11:00-13:00 – David Pavlovits (Hungary)
13:00-15:00 – Pavel Steidl (Czech Republic)
15:00 - 16:00

Round table


Chamber Hall of Gnessins’ Academy of MusicRound table

17:00

Round 3 of the Competition


Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of MusicRound 3 of the Competition.

The Round 3 is held with participation of Russian Philharmony Orchestra, conductor – Fabio Mastrangelo.

 

20:30 – Competition and Festival Closing Ceremony. Awards Ceremony.

Testimonials

We are delighted to be part of this great festival. We remember Mr. Frauchi with great fondness and it is a privilege to be able to honor his name with our participation!

Cavatina Duo (Denis Azabagic, Eugenia Molliner)

“Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition” with its luscious prizes and fantastic organizing team is one of the best in the world. And the accompanying festival with spectacular concerts and the most welcoming organizers is reason enough to lure everyone to come and take part. Congratulations to the organizing team for such a wonderful experience.

Zoran Dukic

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Sponsors and Partners

  • TMK
  • EXIAR
  • Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
  • RN Energo
  • Guitar Magazine
  • Arbat House Hotel
  • Gnessin Russian Academy of Music
  • Yuichi Imai Luthier
  • Savarez
  • D’Addario
  • MIAGA

Venues and addresses

Competition and Festival 2019

Venue

Concert Hall of Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music

The Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music is placed just in the center of the capital. It is rightfully considered to be one of the best concert halls of the city. There is an excellent acoustics in the hall, and it is provided for concerts, as well as for theater performances. All these facts combining with its comfort make this hall convenient for the performance of different measures: solemn ceremonies, national holidays and corporate meetings. Student opera performances took place in this hall from the very beginning of its existence. The modern audio equipment allows making quality records of concerts, and magnificent lighting engineering creates any required atmosphere in the hall. There are several concert grands (including Steinway & Sons and Yamaha) in the hall. Also, an electronic mutlimanual organ manufactured by Makin is installed in the hall.

1 Malyi Rzhevsky Lane, Moscow, 121069

«Musical living room» at Shuvalova House

30 Povarskaya St., Moscow, 121069

Small Hall of Conservatory

The Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory is one of the finest chamber halls in the capital and many great masterpieces of music have been heard within its walls. With nearly ideal acoustical properties, the Small Hall is renowned for its chamber concerts featuring leading performers of the present day.

The opening of the Small Hall took place on October 25, 1898, with “A Musical Morning in Memory of Pyotr Tchaikovsky”, marking the fifth anniversary of the great Russian composer’s death. Until 1959, the Small Hall housed an organ made by Friedrich Ladegast which was given to the Moscow Conservatory in 1886. The present organ was built in the former German Democratic Republic by Alexander Schuke Potsdam Orgelbau GmbH.

The Small Hall plays host to class evenings of the Conservatory, festivals and competitions, including sessions of the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

By decision of the Conservatory’s Board of Academics in November 2006, the building in which the Small Hall is housed (the First Academic Building) was named in honor of the composer Sergei Taneyev.

13 bldg. 6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya St., Moscow, 125009

Pillar Hall of the House of the Unions

Between 1784 and 1787 the original building was redesigned and rebuilt by Russian architect Matvey Kazakov. In particular, Kazakov added the monumental Pillar Hall in place of the interior courtyard of the building. The hall was named after 28 internal Corinthian columns, all wood with white faux marble finish.

In 1860 Russian Musical Society began a tradition of symphony concerts in the Pillar Hall. Their organizer and conductor was Nikolai Rubinstein.

Today the building’s appearance is still very close to Kazakov’s original, despite numerous exterior alterations (the last of which was made in 1903-1908).

 

1 Bolshaya Dmitrovka St., Moscow, 125009

Moscow Planetarium

The Moscow Planetarium has become one of the biggest and brightest stars on the Moscow museum circuit, now incorporating all kinds of high-tech gadgetry, interactive exhibits and educational programs. The centerpiece is the Large Star Hall (the biggest in Europe!), with its 25m silver dome roof, a landmark which is visible from the Garden Ring.

5 bld. 1, Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Str., Moscow 123242

Additional details

Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition is held biannually. In the 'non-competitional' years the Alexander Frauchi Foundation is organizing «Two evenings in November» festivals.