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GFA Regional Symposium in DC- April 29, 2012

Posted By Connie Sheu, Monday, April 16, 2012
The exciting GFA Regional Symposium is coming up on Sunday, April 29 at Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, Maryland. We'd love to have you and your students participate! The day's activities will include a masterclass with Ben Verdery, a workshop with Martha Masters, auditions (by age group) for the opportunity to perform solo on the evening concert, guitar orchestra with Ben Verdery conducting Ellis Island (what a great opportunity for your students to play in a quality ensemble and work with the composer), and a College Ensemble Showcase Concert that represents some of the finest college programs in the mid-Atlantic region.

Please encourage your students to register today! Registration is FREE for GFA members. For more information, please visit:

http://www.guitarfoundation.org/events/event_details.asp?id=190447

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2012 GFA Convention Early Registration Extended

Posted By Connie Sheu, Friday, April 13, 2012

The early bird registration deadline for the 2012 GFA Convention has been extended to May 1. If you have been thinking about coming and have not registered yet, do it today! After May 1, registration fees will go up, so don't delay - register now so you can see Roland Dyens, Dale Kavanagh, Juan Carlos Laguna, the Assad Brothers and many more in concert along with all the master classes, workshops, lectures, and networking that the convention has to offer.

Register here on the GFA website: http://www.guitarfoundation.org/events/event_details.asp?id=186225

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II Concurso Internacional de Guitarra “Gredos San Diego” Results

Posted By Connie Sheu, Friday, March 23, 2012

The winners of the II Concurso Internacional de Guitarra "Gredos San Diego” in Madrid, Spain are:

1st Place: Jose Alejandro Córdova Hernández

2nd Place: Srdjan Bulat

3rd Place: Emanuele Buono

For more details, see the Gredos San Diego website here.

 

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V Culiacan International Guitar Competition Results

Posted By Connie Sheu, Friday, March 23, 2012
Congratulations to the winners of the V Culiacan International Guitar Competition in Sinaloa, Mexico:

1st Prize - Piotr Pakhomkin (Russia)

2nd Prize - José Alfredo Amézcua Janacua (Mexico)

3rd Prize - Edel Muñoz (Cuba)

More details regarding the competition can be found here (in Spanish).

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Celedonio Romero Guitar Institute

Posted By Connie Sheu, Friday, March 16, 2012
This year the Celedonio Romero Guitar Institute is taking place on the campus of Southern Nazarene University. This prestigious event is taking place during July 10-17 and provides students with a unique opportunity to learn from the Royal Family of Guitar. Students will enjoy daily private lessons, masterclasses, and chamber coaching. Evenings will involve performances as well as opportunities to enjoy local entertainment in Oklahoma City.

For more information on this exciting opportunity, see the website here.

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The 2012 Volterra Project

Posted By Connie Sheu, Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Volterra Project is an innovative experiment in classical guitar training offering a 360 degree formative course with highest level guitar master classes, music physiology training, and arts business management seminars taught by experienced, internationally renowned professionals.

The mission of the Volterra Project is to help young guitarists develop well-rounded and non-competitive approaches to performing, to foster a generation of accomplished young guitarists who are prepared for the multiple aspects of performing careers, and to bring the guitar outside traditional performance venues into places of community access.  Faculty include former GFA winner Antigoni Goni and Carlos Barbosa-Lima.  For more information, see the website at http://www.volterraguitar.org/

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International Veria Guitar Festival and Competition

Posted By Connie Sheu, Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Dear friends,

We are happy to announce the dates and program of the competition which will take place in terms of the 11th International Veria Guitar Festival-Greece.

With respect to the tradition of the previous years of the festival, the guitar competition aims to provide guitarists the opportunity to show their artistic skills to its full extend. In order to pursue this target we have worked on the following: The entire program selection in the second round of both categories is left on the participants. Also, the first price of the "no age limit” category consists of a financial reward plus two paid concerts in á highly distinguished venue in Greece in addition to a cd-album production by the label "Dissonance records”.

The competitions consists of two categories. A "no age limit” and an "up to 21 years old” one. It will take place in Antoniadios Culture Hall of Veria - Greece between 18 and 21 of April 2012. From February 10 and onwards, you will be able to visit the festival website ( Veria Guitar Festival - Home ) in order to receive information about accommodation, participation fee as well as information concerning masterclasses, concerts, lectures and guitar exhibitions included in the festival.

Please see the website of the festival here.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

With best regards,

Kostas Makrygiannakis

Artistic director of Veria Guitar Festival

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2012 Texas Guitar Competition Results

Posted By Connie Sheu, Monday, March 5, 2012

The 11th Annual Texas Concert Artist Competition (at UT Dallas) was held March 1-3, 2012.

This unique Texas competition, designed to showcase outstanding classical guitar students, awarded approximately $8,000 in cash prizes to the winners. Over the three-day event, students competed and attended master classes and concerts by internationally recognized guitarists. This year's guest artists were Jeff Cogan and international artists Duo Melis. The competition winners were:

First Place: Chad Ibison
Second Place: Silviu Ciulei
Third Place: Mark Edwards
Fourth Place: Matthias Lang

Congratulations to all the finalists.

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Remembering John Gilbert

Posted By Connie Sheu, Monday, March 5, 2012


With great sadness we report the sudden passing of the eminent luthier, John Gilbert, on February 23, 2012 at his home in Woodside, California. John was recognized by the Guitar Foundation of America with the Industry Leadership Award at the 2010 GFA Festival in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Alice, daughters, Jane, Valerie, Linda and a son, William. Another daughter, Eileen, an artist, passed away in 2003.

As a self-taught luthier who built his first instrument in 1965, John retired as the Chief Tool Engineer for Hewlett-Packard in 1974 to build guitars full time. Gilbert Guitars ushered in a new era of instruments with their great tonal clarity, ability to project in large halls, and distinctive design. Receiving a U.S. Patent for his tuning machine design, John began production of the Gilbert Tuners in 1990, which are now made exclusively by his son-in-law, Greg Matonis, who also trained as a machinist. In addition, John was a mentor to many of the current generation of luthiers, notably his son, William, who carries on the legacy of his father’s approach and design.

A more thorough chronicle of John and his work will appear in the next issue of Soundboard. A memorial service will be held on March 10, 1:30 PM at St. Denis Church, 2250 Avy Ave, Menlo Park, CA and details on a Celebration of Life event are forthcoming.

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Remembering Sabine Madriguera

Posted By Connie Sheu, Thursday, February 23, 2012
Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Texas-based guitarist and professor Sabine Madriguera passed away on February 22, 2012 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

Sabine was an integral part of the guitar world in both her Texan community and the international GFA network. Born in Berlin, Germany, Sabine held a master’s degree from the Hochschule fuer Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin. She was the Director of Guitar Studies at Collin College in Plano, Texas. Sabine was a dedicated pedagogue, and her student ensembles were awarded first prizes in the competition at the UT Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition. A tireless advocate for guitar youth education, Sabine created the first Youth Division for the Texas Annual Guitar Competition at UT Dallas in 2010. She was also a member of the Advisory Board to the Allegro Guitar Society and was the first director of the Guitar Orchestra for Cross Timbers Youth Orchestra (CTYO).  

In 1996, Duo Madriguera was formed together with her husband Enric. The duo enjoyed an active regional and international performance schedule and was featured at international festivals. They released their first CD on the Plano based Encore label. In 2009 the duo embarked on a four-city tour of Peru co-sponsored by Partners of the Americas and the U.S. Embassy. More recently, Sabine was a founding member of the Presti Quartet, the first all female guitar ensemble in the US.

Sabine previously served as a juror for the GFA International Concert Artist Competition and will be missed by GFA staff and members alike. A press release about her passing can be found on the Collin College website.

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