Upcoming Events


Christopher Parkening International Guitar Competition

with the YMF Debut Orchestra

Thursday, May 30, June 1, 2019 - all day

Peperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263

Tickets and information: (310) 506-4522.

The Parkening International Guitar Competition is the most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world, honoring Christopher Parkening's lifetime commitment to fostering musical excellence in young artists as demonstrated by his mentor, the great Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia. The competition features cash prizes in excess of $65,000—the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition. After three days of intense public performances, the winner of the Parkening International Guitar Competition receives a gold medal, a $30,000 cash prize, and a title that may skyrocket a classical music career and change the winner's life forever.

The Young Guitarist Competition helps to identify outstanding young guitarists (17 years and younger) and encourages them to continue their performance careers and study.