In 2006, Contest Llobet think a special prize “A lifetime for the guitar”. Medal of Honor awarded by the Cercle Guitarrístic to Catalunya, from a personal history of guitar teachers, luthiers, researchers or activists instrument that have excelled in the art of the guitar.
The winners in previous editions have been: Juan Ruano, Alirio Diaz, Jose Luis Romanillos, Domingo Tárrega, Jose Ramirez Family, Armando Marrosu, José Luis Rodrigo, Julian Bream, Leo Brouwer y Wolf Moser.
Alberto Ponce (Spain)
Guitarist and educator. He was born in Madrid. He studied at the Conservatory of Barcelona and, both, with the maestro Emilio Pujol, who he was followed by Portugal, Italy and Paris. Grower instrument vihuela and guitar, He is known for his teaching generations of European guitarists, American and Japanese, and his influence as a source of inspiration for great composers of the twentieth century,es.
Wolf Moser (Germany)
Músico y escritor alemán. Por su demostración de amor hacia la guitarra española y sus cultivadores, el trabajo y estudio profundo realizado sobre la figura musicológica de Francisco Tárrega y su generosidad y lucha por preservar el legado del maestro Miquel Llobet en su ciudad natal.
HONORABLE MENTION 2014
Leo Brouwer (Cuba)
Composer, guitarist and Cuban bandleader. Highlights from his early work to its rich production and chamber orchestra as a key figure with a distinct aesthetic identity in contemporary school.
HONORABLE MENTION 2013
Julian Bream (UK)
English guitarist and lutenist, with a concert career over 60 years of service and knowledge of ancient plucked string instruments, extolling the guitar instrument to the category of admiration and artistic excellence.
HONORABLE MENTION 2012
José Luis Rodrigo (Spain)
For his educational career, forming a host of international performers, with the wisdom of a balanced teaching of knowledge, virtuosity and elegance over 40 years at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid.
HONORABLE MENTION 2011
Armando Marrosu (Italy)
For his educational career and exaltation of the figure of Emili Pujol and their outreach as Artistic Director of the Concorso Internazionale “Emili Pujol” Sassari (Italy).
HONORABLE MENTION 2010
Jose Ramirez Family (Spain)
Five generations of master builders from 1882. Founded by José Ramírez I , creator of the Madrid School of Guitar Builders, guitarrero he instructed in the art to many national builders
HONORABLE MENTION 2009
Domingo Tárrega (Spain)
For his excellent work as coordinator of the International Guitar Competition "Francisco Tarrega" Benicassim for over 25 yr old, exalting the figure of the master Francisco Tarrega and guitar instrument.
HONORABLE MENTION 2008
José Luis Romanillos (Spain)
For his master in the noble art of guitar and global recognition, knowing craftsmanship combine value with quality human interpreters and receiving praise from guitarists around the world.
HONORABLE MENTION 2007
Alirio Diaz (Venezuela)
For his career in the performing arts valua instrument of classical guitar, being one of the most significant representatives for their invaluable contribution to international guitar school.
HONORABLE MENTION 2006
Juan Ruano (Spain)
For his activism and commitment to the noble art of the guitar. Alma mater Rock guitar Tárrega, Organize a total of 286 concerts in their 46 year history, giving a boost to promising young consecrated today as David Russell, Maria Esther Guzman and praising the guitar in Barcelona with the programming greats as Narciso Yepes, Julian Bream Maria Luisa Anido.