2023 GCC

POSTED ON 2023-04-28 15:09 | BY GCC


The Changsha International Guitar Festival, China (GCC) is one of the highest standard and most internationally influential guitar festivals in China, as well as one of the international classical guitar competitions with the most generous prize. So far, it has been held for 11 years.

The GCC International Guitar Festival provides an interactive and friendly exchange platform for music artists and music lovers around the world through guitar competition, composition competition, concerts, master classes, academic seminars, exhibitions and other forms. International guitar competition and composition competition have attracted contestants from 42 countries and regions. The concert features some of the most influential guitarists today. The master class provides guitar enthusiasts with the opportunity to learn from famous teachers.


Art Consultant: Yayu Xiao

Director of the Organizing Committee: Qingxiang Li

Deputy Director of the Organizing Committee: Si Li

Art Director: Xuefei Yang

Members of the Board (in alphabetical order) : Yi Chen , Yi Fang, Zhenming Guan , Qing He, Peng He,Le Li, ZhiLin Liu,Bao Xu , Haibiao Zhao, Zhilin Liu, Peng He, Fengyu Zhang, Huan Wang


Hunan Provincial Culture and Arts Foundation


Hunan Xiande Culture Communication Co. Ltd

The Mencius Foundation

Hunan Qingzhi Film and Television Culture Media Co., Ltd.


Hunan Xiande Music Co. LTD


Hunan yuehushi Culture Communication Co., Ltd

1. International Guitar Competition

This is one of the international competitions held during the period of GCC. Contestants may participate in one of the following four groups: Artist, Youth, Children A and Children B. Past contestants consist mainly of top Chinese and international players from both a professional or amateur background. Jury and guests of the Guitar Festival are made up of experts and professors from music academies, orchestras and music organizations worldwide.

2. International Guitar Composition Competition

The goal of this competition is to encourage composers to create more classical guitar pieces and expand the repertoire for guitar.

The winning piece will be published by Les Productions d'OZ or Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan, probably the biggest publishers of guitar music in the world.

3. Concerts

Guest performers of the GCC are all world-renowned guitarists featuring a wide variety of unique styles. In previous years international guitar masters, such as  Xuefei Yang, Qing He,Zhenming Guan,Benjamin Verdery, Amadeus Guitar Duo, Marcin Dylla, Judicael  Perroy, Andrew Eliot Zohn, András Csákir, Goran Krivokapic,Nutavut Ratanakarn,Robert Fielding Sharpe,Roland Dyens, Jason Vieaux, Johannes Möller,  Paul Galbraith, Zoran Dukic, Sanel Redzic, Nigel North,  Nejc Kuhar,   Gerald Garcia, Mark Ashford, Mark Eden, Christopher Stell , Amanda Cook,  Berta Rojas,  Fabio Zanon,   Hans Michael Koch,  Javier conde,  Ekachai Jearakul, Alexander-Sergei Ramírez,  Clive Carroll,  Susana Prieto,  Alexis Muzurakis,  Claudio Maccari,   Paolo Pugliese,  Xavier Jara,  Maria Vega Torrecilla performed at the Festival, all exhibiting extraordinary charm to the audience.  

4. Master Classes and Seminars

Master classes provide an opportunity for participants to share their musical ideas and showcase their unique performing styles through face-to-face instruction.

During the course of the festival, a variety of seminars focusing on different themes are organized to look at the art of guitar from different perspectives.

5.Guitar Exhibition

Exquisite craftsmanship has no end, it is a process of constant change, exploration, transcendence, and reflection. The GCC International Guitar Exhibition facilitates face-to-face communication between domestic and foreign guitar makers, allowing more guitar performers and enthusiasts to understand the development of guitar production.

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