Competition in a nutshell

With real pleasure, we announce that the entries are open for this year's edition of the Silesian Guitar Autumn Competition in Tychy, Poland, which will be held between 25th and 30th October 2022!

On-line registration until 31st August 2022

The Competition is open to all guitarists (soloists) regardless of age, education, and country of residence

In Final Round participants perform a program with The AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy under direction of Marek Moś

Cash PRIZES in competition


I prize


II prize


III prize

  1. One part of the Sonata selected for the Second Round of the Competition
  2. Free programme

Duration: 10-15 minutes

  1. Sonata originally composed for the guitar in the 20th or 21st century
  2. Free programme

Duration: 30-35 minutes

The entire programme must be played from memory.

One of the following concertos for the guitar and orchestra:

  1. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 99
  2. Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

The entire programme must be played from memory.


                 FIRST PRIZE

  • 5000 Euro
  • Fryderyk Firla romantic guitar worth 15000 PLN
  • Recitals at guitar festivals in the following cities:
    • Balatonfüred 2023 (Hungary)
    • Bratislava 2023 (Slovakia)
    • Kutná Hora 2024 (Czech Republic)
    • Krynica-Zdrój 2022
    • Olsztyn 2023
    • Tychy 2024
  • Recital funded by The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice

                 SECOND PRIZE

  • 2500 Euro

                 THIRD PRIZE

  • 1000 Euro

                 In addition, a number of special prizes is provided for:

  • Special prize for the best Polish participant:
    • Martinez Guitar funded by Interton Classic
  • Special prize for the best Sonata performance:
    • Guitar case worth 1270 Euro funded by CCCases
  • Other special prizes:
    • Spacial prize for the top three Polish participants: Three “the2Mic” microphone kits funded by the2Mic™ & Parent Company Donnell’s MiniFlex Headquarters
    • Special prize for the youngest participant in the competition: Alhmabra Carbon de fibra case, worth PLN 2,600, founded by ADA Music, Czechowice-Dziedzice
    • Solo concert with orchestra funded by the ARCHETTI Chamber Orchestra
    • Concert funded by Katowice the City of Gardens in Katowice

The winners will also receive in-kind prizes funded by:

  • D’Addario
  • Quena Music Shop / luthier guitars
  • König & Meyer
  • Seis Cordas Music Publishing House
  • Cicadis Music Publishing House
  • Bogdan Firla

The Preliminary and the Second Round Jury of the Competition

  • Marcin Dylla – President
  • Beata Będkowska-Huang
  • Jacek Hawryluk
  • Adam del Monte
  • Martin Krajčo
  • Thomas Offermann
  • Petr Saidl

The Final Round Jury of the Competition

  • Marcin Dylla – President
  • Beata Będkowska-Huang
  • Mak Grgić
  • Jacek Hawryluk
  • Adam del Monte
  • Jérémy Jouve
  • Martin Krajčo
  • Thomas Offermann
  • Petr Saidl

Application form

    Year of birth
    Country of residence
    Class/Year of study
    Phone number
    Programme – Preliminary Round
    Programme – Second Round
    Programme – Final Round
    Link to the nonpublic video for Preliminary Round
    Atache bio   

    Atache photos   

    Atache the proof of payment of the entry fee