Guitar Charlottesville          Music Lessons          2018 Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival         Guitar Competition         Guitar Concert Series

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival & Competition:
1st place: Phil Goldenberg (Watch Video)
2nd place: Congyi Zhang (Watch Video)
3rd place: Brandon Walker (Watch Video)
4th place: Maya Loncar (Watch Video)

The 2018 Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival & Competition is over

This was the information for the 2018 Guitar Festival:
September 29, 2018
Place: The Haven
(112 Market St., Charlottesville, VA)

The competition was open to men and women, ages 18 and over.

You still can donate to help cover the expenses for the guitar festival: $3,475.

The Guitar Festival featured a lecture, a masterclass, concerts, a guitar orchestra and a Guitar Competition.

Artists and presenters:

Candice Mowbray (Watch her concert)
Krystin O'mara (Watch her concert)
Emily Shaw (Watch her concert)

Krystin O'mara
Candice Mowbray

Festival & Competition Organizer:

Rafael Scarfullery

Festival Fee: $60

To register, fill out this application form and pay the $60 fee through Paypal below:

If you can't come to the full festival, individual tickets for workshops and recitals can be purchased at the door at these prices:

Each individual masterclass or lecture: $10
Each individual concert: $10
8:30pm concert: $20



8:30am    Registration and information for the competitors.

9:30am    Competition eliminatory (to advance to final). Finalists will be announced  
                after the eliminatory.

11am      Lecture about "Women Composers and Guitarists" by Candice Mowbray.

12pm       Lunch on your own.

1:30pm    Round table with all guest artists about their work.

2:15pm    Masterclass by Krystin O'mara.

3:15pm    Guitar Orchestra Rehearsal with Rafael Scarfullery.  

4pm        Guitar Recital by Candice Mowbray.

Dinner on your own.

6:15pm   Competition Final.

7:00pm   Guitar Recital by Emily Shaw.

8:00pm   Winners' Announcement & Recital & Guitar Orchestra.

8:30pm   Closing Guitar Recital by Krystin O'mara.

Parking Information:
The Haven is at the heart of historic downtown Charlottesville. Street parking spaces, although free for up to 2 hours, are very limited on Saturdays. In the map below, you can check the parking lots and garages nearby.

Parking options

Hotels a few blocks away:

Omni Hotel
The Townsman
The Inn at Court Square
The Inn at 400 West High
200 South Street Inn
Residence Inn by Marriott
Leathers Snyder Bed and Breakfast


There are many restaurants just a block away.

This list will be updated as donations are received.

Rafael Scarfullery
Dave Edwards
Rediscovery Software


Copyright 2018 Rafael Scarfullery