GFA International Concert Artist Competition Winner
On Tour Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
The Artist Tour is an unparalleled prize, offering the first place winner of the Guitar Foundation of America's Solo Artist Competition 9 months of touring with performances in 40-60 venues, all starting with a concert at the following year's GFA Convention. Organized by the GFA Tour Director in coordination with concert presenters, the artist is able to devote full attention to the art of performing, making new contacts and friends, building a reputation and fan base, as well as gaining unprecedented performing experience.
In support of the Guitar Foundation of America's enduring commitment to furthering the profile of classical guitar, the GFA Tour allows presenters access to the guitar world’s brightest new stars. From major cities to small towns, community colleges to large performance series, the Touring Artist is available to a large array of presenters, aficionados and players, as well as would-be guitarists and music enthusiasts. A broad spectrum of communities is therefore able access these artists’ breathtaking talent.
Through the tour artist's performances and masterclasses, the tour is but one way in which the GFA realizes its mission statement by inspiring artistry, building community, and promoting the guitar internationally. With new tour expansion reaching into China (funded by Guitar Fund of Chen Zhi-Piao Longhua), South America (Colombia and Brazil), as well as Canada, Mexico, and in over half of the 50 United States, the richness and reach of the Artist Tour is unprecedented.
Please consider being a part of the tour either as a sponsor, an audience member, or presenter.
2015-2016 Tour Sponsors
Book the GFA Winner
If you would like to add the GFA Competition Winner to your concert series, contact:
Michael Kagan, Tour Director