The German guitarist, Laura Lootens, won First Prize in this year’s Classical Guitar Competition, Andrés Segovía, which was held in La Herradura’ Centro Cívico.
The two runner ups, were Ausías Parejo (España) and Fan Shilong (China), taking the Second and third Grize, respectively. They performed the Southern Concerto for guitar and orchestra (composed by Manuel María Ponce) accompanied by the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestraconducted by Salvador Vázquez.
The First Prize consists of a cash prize of 10,000 euros and a special-edition, concert guitar, Maestro made by the La Herradura luthier, Stephen Hill. But there’s more as she will enjoy a masterclass at the Cervantes Institute of Munich with the collaboration of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munichas well as a performance next year, sponsored by the Alhambra Guitars Foundation worth 1,000 euros next year.
At the end of the competition, the Mayor presented the official poster for the 2023 competition, which is charcoal etching of Andrés Segovia from when he was young.
As mentioned above, Ausías Parejo, receive the Second Prize, worth 4,000 and a concert guitar, Double Top by Martinez-Lazarowho are luthiers in Granada, as well as a performance at the International Festival of Music and Dance, City of Úbeda next year..
The Third Prize, won by Fan Shilong from China, consisted of a 2,000-euro cash prize and a performance at the International Guitar Festival in Madrid Next year.
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalusia)