Classical Guitar Competition MICHELE PITTALUGA Premio Città di Alessandria 2021
The “Michele Pittaluga” Classical Guitar Competition entitled City of Alessandria was first held in 1968 on the occasion of the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the city. The promoter of the initiative, the first of its kind in Italy, was Dr. Michele Pittaluga, the internationally famous musicologist from Alessandria, who had previously created one of the first chairs of classical guitar music at the Antonio Vivaldi music lyceum where he was the principal and which, thanks to his interest, later became a state Conservatory.
The Honorary President of the Jury for the first edition of the Classical Guitar Competition “MICHELE PITTALUGA” Premio Città di Alessandria was the great Spanish master, Andres Segovia, then from the second to the fortieth edition, the Venezuelan, Maestro Alirio Diaz, and in the last decade, the Cuban born Maestro Marco Tamayo. After the death of Dr. Pittaluga, in June 1995, the name of the competition was changed to Michele Pittaluga International Guitar Competition – Premio Città di Alessandria and is organized by a special committee that has, as part of its constitution, the commitment of spreading the knowledge of the guitar repertoire, promoting new talents and supporting initiatives in favor of these goals.
- Application Deadline Date (year-month-day): August 31, 2021