The second edition of the International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini took place from September 9-15, 2013 in Basel, Switzerland. The competition, organized in collaboration with the Musik Akademie Basel, is dedicated to the physicist and guitarist Maurizio Biasini with the aim to identify and encourage young, talented classical guitarists.
Participants were evaluated through the performance of a challenging program which includes a piece by Yair Klartag commissioned by the cciMB 2013 competition and a concert with string quartet in the final round.
The winner will be awarded a cash prize of CHF 12’000, and the opportunity to perform in the prestigious Rising Stars concert series of the Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft Basel. The Jury was composed of eminent classical guitarists and musicians with established international reputation: St. Schmidt, P. Marquez (Basel, CH), D. Tanenbaum, President (USA), G. Abiton (F), M. V. Carnicelli, A. Martelli, and W. Zanetti (I).
The finalists were: 1st Prize - Emanuele Buono (Italy), 3rd Prize - Fabian Cardozo (Argentina) and Marko Topchii (Ukraine).