Due to the health emergency linked to COVID-19, we are forced to postpone the MIGF-Mantovani International Guitar Festival and the MIFC Competition to a later date.

We will inform you promptly as soon as we know the new dates.


The artistic director

Fabio Montomoli

5th MIGC  

“Alvaro Mantovani”

International Classical Guitar Competition

5th “Alvaro Mantovani”

International Classical Guitar Competition





Liveart Musical Association organizes the 5th “Alvaro Mantovani” International Classical Guitar Competition, inside the 13th “Alvaro Mantovani” International Guitar Festival.



- The competition is open to classical guitar soloists of any age and nationality.

- First Prize Winners of previous editions are not admitted to the competition.

- Application fee is € 50,00. 

- Partecipants must pay the application fee using the following bank account (write on the money order: application fee for 5th Mantovani guitar competition):

Associazione Liveart 

IBAN: IT27 V010 0572 2400 0000 0000 791

- Partecipants must send:

1) receipt of the money order;

2) signed and filled application form.  

Items can be send by e-mail at the following addresses: liveart.fabiomontomoli@gmail.com or alessandronobili76@gmail.com

- Deadline is March 15th 2020.



- Competition is divided into two rounds: eliminatory and final. 

- Eliminatory round will take place on March 26th 2020. 

- Final round will take place on March 27th 2020.

Both rounds will take place at the “Bonarelli” Musica School in Follonica.

All rounds are open to the public. A Detailed schedule will be sent to each partecipant after deadline.



- Eliminatory round: free program, max 10 minutes; transcriptions are permitted.

- Final round: free program, max 20 minutes; transcriptions are permetted; partecipants cannot repeat pieces of the eliminatory round.



- Jury will include:

  • M° Lucio Matarazzo ( President of jury)

  • M° Stefano Viola

  • M°Florindo Baldissera 

  • M°André Madeira 

- Decisions of the jury are definitive.

- Jury can stop a performance in any moment, and ask for further auditions in case of complex decisions.

- Members of the jury cannot decide for competitors who have some family relationships or had didactic relationships in the last two years with them.



- 1st Prize: euros 2000 + 2 concerts; one of them will be in the 2021 edition of the Mantovani Festival+"Album distributed on line (.mp3 format) on the most important international music stores (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc) offered by DotGuitar for the DotGuitar/CD label  http://www.dotguitar.it/zine/cd/dotguitar_cd.html , cup and diploma.

- 2nd Prize: euros 800; cup and diploma.

- 3rd Prize: euros 400; cup and diploma.

Winners of these Prizes must perform in a public concert in the evening of March 27th 2020, at the Teatro “Fonderia Leopolda” in Follonica, during which the Public Prize (euro 200) will be assigned.

- President of “Etruria Classica” Musical Association will give a concert to the finalist he will consider the best.




5th “Alvaro Mantovani”

International Classical Guitar Competition




Application Form








Date of birth:___________________________________


Place of birth:__________________________________








E-mail address:___________________________________



I ask to partecipate to the 5th edition of the “Alvaro Mantovani” Classical Guitar Competition.


- I send with this form the receipt of  € 50 as application fee.

- I accept the competition rules










Last edition 2019

Results of the 4th International Guitar Competition "Alvaro Mantovani"


1st prize: Domenico Mottola (Italy)
2nd prize: Carlo Curatolo (Italy)
3rd prize: Rafał Majek (Poland)


Special public prize : Domenico Mottola

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