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2012 GFA Competition Results

Posted By Connie Sheu, Saturday, July 7, 2012

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 under). In all competitions, the final rounds were open to the public at the 2012 GFA Convention.

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. For booking, please contact GFA Tour Director Lynn McGrath at

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.

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