November 9-13, 2021


Gnessins' Academy of Music

Competition and Festival 2021

Welcome to the Seventh Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition! It will be held from September 1 through November 13, 2021. First Round will be held online in virtual format from September 1, 2021 through September 15, 2021, Second and Final Rounds – offline in live format from November 9 through November 13, 2021. 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 «Frauchi-Gala» festivals.



During the competitions of 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019 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, Andrea de Vitis and Marko Topchii.


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.

Frauchi-Gala // «Two evenings in November»

The stars of the Frauchi-Gala festivals (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020) 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.

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