In 2017, the International Classical Guitar Competition Andrés Segovia will suffer two major changes: for starters, it will be held in January, from the 17th to 21st; and second, the songwriting contest will be canceled. Furthermore, this year, the event will have a special meaning, offering an homage to the Spanish maestro on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his death.

Probably the most important classical guitarist of the 20th century, Andrés Segovia passed away on June 2nd, 1987, at the age of 94.