The "Michele Pittaluga" International Classical Guitar Competition is an annual music competition for young classical guitarists held in Alessandria, Italy. It was founded in 1968 and has earned an international reputation, entering membership of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in 1981.
Michele Pittaluga International Classical Guitar Competition Wikipedia
The competition was started in 1968 by Dr Michele Pittaluga (b. Jan 1915 - d. June 1995) as the "City of Alessandria Prize", to mark the 800th anniversary of the city. It gained early support from Andrés Segovia and Alirio Diaz.
Past prizewinners include:Irina Kulikova, 2008
Flavio Sala, 2003
Marcin Dylla, 2001
Goran Krivokapić, 2000
Filomena Moretti, 1995
Kazuhito Yamashita, 1977