Date: September 23 to 28, 2019
Music lover Dr. Michele Pittaluga created the annual competition in 1968 to mark the 800th anniversary of the foundation of Alessandria, a city located in northwestern Italy. He aims at spreading knowledge of the guitar repertoire, promoting and supporting new talents. The winner will be offered concerts in Rome, Venice, Milan and other Italian cities. Past winners include Maurizio Colonna, Leonardo de Angelis, Elena Papandreou, George Vassilev and Andras Csàki, just to name a few.
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