J. S. Bach International Guitar Competition


The 9th J.S. Bach International Guitar Competition will take place at Tobu Friend Hall in Tokyo on April 29, 2018.

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The 8th Competition took place on April 30, 2017 at Tobu Friend Hall.

Here are the records.


All candidates and jury
The Awards Ceremony
1st place : Elia Portarena
2nd place : Bruno Pancek
3rd place : R. Nakayama
4th place : Chinnawat
Themkumkwun
5th place : H. Tanaka
6th place : M. Hara
T. Kashiwaghi
Guest : I. Yamada
- - We had a nice stage performed by each finalists and Mr. Io Yamada , the 1st place winner in 2016.
Also, Mr. Vladislav Blaha , one of the best guitarists in Czech Republic, came for this competition and demonstrated a splendid performance.
We congratulate Mr. Elia Portarena on his 1st prize and the other finalsts on their prizes.
We also expect the progress of every candidates who lost the prize by a narrow margin and are looking forward to meeting them again.
K. Kawaguchi
Guest : Vladislav Blaha
All finalists and jury

The previous records of this competition

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2016 The 7th J.S.Bach International Guitar Competition