2011 GFA Competition Winners
The Guitar Foundation of America convention, along with its International Artist Competition and youth competitions, just concluded yesterday (July 3, 2011).
International Artist Competition Winners
First Prize: Vladimir Gorbach (Russia)
Second Prize: Andras Csaki (Hungary)
Third Prize: Damien Lancelle (France)
Fourth Place: Jeremy Collins (USA)
Watch Winner Vladimir Gorbach Play
Youth Competition Winners – Junior Division
First Prize: Thomas Pfefer (USA)
Second Prize: Ashwin Krishna (USA)
Third Prize: Sergiu Hudrea (Romania)
Fourth Prize: Jisu Lee (Korea)
Youth Competition Winners – Senior Division
First Prize: Xavier Jara (USA)
Second Prize: John Marcel Williams (USA)
Third Prize: Chaconne Klaverenga (USA)
Fourth Prize: Kyle Comer (USA)
Great playing from Vladimir Gorbach!
He studied with Roberto Aussell in Cologne, Germany!
By the way… Ginastera’s Sonata was dedicated to Carlos Barbosa-Lima. You can listen to his interpretation here.
Oh and I really want to here this guy! (Almost too good to be true).
International competition news.
The results of the 6th International Ligita Guitar Competition are as follows:
***1st prize: Marko Topchii (Ukraine)
Yuichi Imai concert guitar
Concert at the ligita 2012, Guitar-Symposion Iserlohn 2012, Forum Gitarre Wien 2012
***2nd prize: not awarded
***3rd prize: Samuel Toro Pérez (Austria)
concert at ligita 2012
See here for details of the prizes.
Be sure to listen to Marko Topchii. There’s a reason why no 2nd prize was awarded. Topchii’s playing was so outstanding in comparison to others players. I really mean this: check him out. He’s truly outstanding!
Source of competition results
Guys, really, Stop posting this stuff as comments. It’s off topic. Not that I don’t appreciate the notification, but please email me. It doesn’t validate your email beyond make sure it looks like an email, so you’re still find to hide behind pseudonyms if you so choose.
I think it’s good that people are informing us of the results of the Ligita Guitar Competition, which ended just a few days ago (9 July 2011).
I don’t see how it’s off topic. The Ligita is an important festival, and the competition is a great one, where they are not stingy with their prices (5000 Euro plus a Yuichi Imai concert guitar, and concert engagements at top festivals).
***International Guitar-Symposium Iserlohn
12th – 19th August 2012
***International Guitar-Competition Iserlohn
9th – 11th August 2012
***Koblenz International Guitar Festival
21st – 28th May 2012
***International Competition for Chamber Music with Guitar
16th – 18th March 2012
***Youth competition Gevelsberg (for classical guitar duo, trio, quartet and quintet)
24th – 26th February 2012
is it possible that you’ve seen information about these festivals before????
I get it, you want me to put up your stuff. I promise that I will.
But give me a break, dude. This is a volunteer website and I have shit to do other than make sure imaginary people without the balls enough to leave a real name feel warm and fuzzy about their experience here.
So chill out and stfu.
Some fine festivals. But just chill, and respect Chris here. The guys doing a great job, and has a lot of things to do.
If he says he’ll put the stuff up, he will.
The way I know him… he’s probably just working on some new wordpress plugin, which allows us to add festivals, by giving all the details, and the blog-owner can the add the data to the main list, with a single button-click. That’s automation!
Yeah, just look at the festivals pages. There are 6 festivals listed there already.