cciMB 2024

We are delighted to return to Basel, Switzerland, for the sixth edition of the International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini – cciMB & Festival from 19/20 – 24 August 2024.  The competition continues its tradition in bringing together young classical guitarists to “meet, exchange, perform, and learn” at the city’s prestigious conservatory, the Musik-Akademie Basel. Semifinalists will be selected, through an online video audition, by the international Jury of renowned guitarists and musicians: St. Schmidt, P. Marquez (Basel, CH), D. Tanenbaum, (USA), G.Abiton (FR), J.Kim (DE/CH), M. V. Carnicelli, A. Martelli, and W. Zanetti (IT).

Once more, the finalists will perform a guitar concerto, this time accompanied by the Sinfonieorchester Basel, as well as the cciMB 2024 commissioned composition by Swiss violinist Helena Winkelman. The total value of cash prizes is € 20'000.- with the winner being awarded € 12'000.- and concert opportunities in Switzerland (Rising Star series of the Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft Basel, 2025/2026), Italy (Musical Association Conoscere la Musica - Mario Pellegrini), and other countries. The cciMB 2024 Festival will feature concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and other musical events showcasing the finest regional musical excellence in classical guitar and more.

Application deadline is 31 January 2024. For detailed information please read the Registration requirements and the Rules and regulations.