The Sixth Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition and Festival

November 2019

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.



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.



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.