GFA 2012 Competition Results
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Posted by: Connie Sheu
The 2012 Guitar Foundation of America Competition was held from June
26 to July 1, 2012 at the College of Charleston. Three divisions of the
competition took place - the International Concert Artist Competition
(18 and over), the International Youth Competition Senior Division
(15-18), and the International Youth Competition Junior Division (14 and
The winners of our 2012 International Concert Artist Competition are:
Rovshan Mamedkuliev (Russia) – 1st Prize
Celil Kaya (Turkey) – 2nd Prize
Silviu Ciulei (Romania/USA) – 3rd Prize
Ivan Sanchez Flores (Mexico) – 4th Prize
Below, our four finalists with ICAC director Martha Masters.
Rovshan Mamedkuliev will begin his tour in 2013-2014.
International Youth Competition: Senior Division
Huaicong Mu (China) – 1st Prize
Shon Stelman (Israel/US) – 2nd Prize
Noam Kanter (Netherlands) – 3rd Prize
Tobias James (US) – 4th Prize
Below, Risa Carlson, IYC Director, with Senior Division finalists.
International Youth Competition: Junior Division
Kevin Loh (Singapore)- 1st Prize
Woo Tak Kim (S. Korea) – 2nd Prize
Ashwin Krishna (US) – 3rd Prize
James Graham (Canada) – 4th Prize
Below, Risa Carlson with Junior Division finalists.