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Register before September 27, 5 p.m.

The 7th edition of the Montreal Guitar Grand Prix

Montreal, Monday, September 10, 2012 - It’s time to register for the 7th edition of the Montreal Guitar Grand Prix, presented by Godin Guitars in collaboration with Archambault. Guitarists from all genres-blues, rock, jazz, classical or acoustic-and all ages who want to showcase their talent onstage, for a jury and the public, have until September 27, 5 p.m. to register at montrealguitargrandprix.com. The candidates will take the stage in the Savoy du Métropolis and eventually in L’Astral in the Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan on September 29 and 30 to amaze the crowd and earn the chance to take home thousands of dollars in prizes. Of course, the public is invited to come out and encourage them in large numbers; admission is free, with no ticket required.

Categories and times for the different audition categories:

  • classical - Saturday, September 29, 9:30a.m.
  • blues/rock - Saturday, September 29, 1p.m.
  • acoustic (fingerstyle, fingerpicking and flatpicking) - Sunday, September 30, 9:30a.m.
  • jazz (archtop or gypsy) - Sunday, September 30, 1p.m.

To join in and participate, you must register at montrealguitargrandprix.com before September 27, 5 p.m. But act quickly, because space is limited: first come, first served. Each registration ticket costs $25, taxes and fees included.

Participants must choose a musical piece (original composition or cover) and perform it onstage in the Savoy du Métropolis in front of a jury. The three best candidates in each category will move on to the final, on Sunday, September 30 at 8 p.m. in L’Astral.

The Montreal Guitar Grand Prix was established to promote the next generation and offer our young talents the opportunity to gain onstage experience. Thousands of dollars in prizes are awarded to the winners, thanks to the collaboration of Godin Guitars, Archambault, Marshall, DigiTech, Samson, Vox, Korg, Gator, as well as the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.

The MGGP, presented as part of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, is proud to participate in Journées de la culture and offer our musicians a platform to develop and showcase their art.

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