2011 GFA International Concert Artist Competition

These are most of the videos from the final round of the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America – International Concert Artist Competition. The videos are presented here in the order that they appeared on the program.

July 3, 2011 – Legacy Hall
Columbus State University
2011 Guitar Foundation of America
International Concert Artist Competition
Final Round Performance

Competition Final Results:
1st Place: Vladimir Gorbach (Russia)
2nd Place: András Csáki (Hungary)
3rd Place: Damien Lancelle (France)
4th Place: Jeremy Collins (USA)

 

 

Jeremy Collins – Elegy (Collins)

 

 

 

Damien Lancelle – Fantasia, Op. 71 (Dowland)

 

Damien Lancelle – Prelude and Fugue (Delpriora)

 

 

 

Vladimir Gorbach – Sonata K. 178 (Scarlatti)

 

Vladimir Gorbach – Sonata K. 239 (Scarlatti)

 

Vladimir Gorbach – Primavera Porteña (Piazzolla)

 

Vladimir Gorbach – Variaciones sobre un tema de Fernando Sor, Op. 15 (Llobet)

 

 

 

András Csáki – Prelude from BWV 1006a (Bach)

 

András Csáki – Prelude and Fugue (Delpriora)

 

András Csáki – Fandango (Rodrigo)

 

András Csáki – Rossiniana No. 3 (Giuliani)

 

 

 

 


2011 GFA International Youth Competition Finals (Senior)

These are most of the videos from the final round of the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America – International Youth Competition (Senior Division). The videos are presented here in the order that they appeared on the program.

July 3, 2011 – Legacy Hall
Columbus State University
2011 Guitar Foundation of America
International Youth Competition
Senior Division Final Round Performance

Competition Final Results:
1st Place: Xavier Jara (USA)
2nd Place: John Marcel Williams (USA)
3rd Place: Chaconne Klaverenga (USA)
4th Place: Kyle Comer (USA)

 
 

John Marcel Williams – Fugue, BWV 1001 (Bach)

 

John Marcel Williams – Divertimento from Aquarelle (Assad)

 

 

 

Xavier Jara – Allegro from PFA BWV 998 (Bach)

 

Xavier Jara  – 4th mvt of Sonata romántica (Ponce)

 

Xavier Jara – Passacaglia (Rodrigo)

 

 

 

Chaconne Klaverenga – Grave, BWV 1003 (Bach)

 

Chaconne Klaverenga – 3rd mvt from El Decameron Negro (Brouwer)

 

Chaconne Klaverenga – Grande Overture (Giuliani)

 

 

 

Kyle Comer – An Malvina (Mertz)

 

Kyle Comer – Passacaglia (Rodrigo)


2011 GFA International Youth Competition Finals (Junior)

These are most of the  videos from the final round of the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America – International Youth Competition (Junior Division). The videos are presented here in the order that they appeared on the program.

July 3, 2011 – Legacy Hall
Columbus State University
2011 Guitar Foundation of America
International Youth Competition
Junior Division Final Round Performance

Competition Final Results:
1st Place: Thomas Pfefer (USA)
2nd Place: Ashwin Krishna (USA)
3rd Place: Sergiu Hudrea (Romania)
4th Place: Jisu Lee (Korea)

 
 

Ashwin Krishna – Allegro from BWV 998 (J.S. Bach)

 

Ashwin Krishna – Sevilla (Albéniz)

 

Ashwin Krishna – Introduction and Sunburst (York)

 

 

 

Thomas Pfefer – Julia Florida (Barrios)

 

Thomas Pfefer – Koyunbaba (Domeniconi)

 

 

 

Sergiu Hudrea – Tarantella (Mertz)


Gaëlle Solal – 2011 GFA Recital

This is the complete collection of videos from Gaëlle’s phenomenal concert at the 2011 GFA Convention.

The programming was very interesting with two contrasting halves: Sol and Açaï. With moments ranging from dramatic intensity to absolute exuberance, Gaëlle performed with incredible energy and presence. The concert began in complete darkness and as the pieces progressed the lights came into focus. The last two videos were the two encores she gave in response to the well-deserved standing ovations.

http://www.gaelle-solal.com

July 1, 2011 – Legacy Hall
Columbus State University
2011 Guitar Foundation of America

 

20 Avril-Planh from Si le jour paraît…
composed by Maurice Ohana (1913-1992)

 

 

Pavana-capricho
composed by Issac Albéniz (1860-1909)

 

 

Tiento
composed by Maurice Ohana (1914-1992)

 

 

Torre Bermeja
composed by Issac Albéniz (1860-1909)

 

 

Drama Köprüsü
Traditional Turkish Theme
arranged by Kevin Seddiki (b. 1981)

 

 

Palhaço
composed by Egberto Gismonti (b. 1947)

 

 

Brejeiro
composed by Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)
arranged by Gaëlle Solal

 

 

Agua e vinho
composed by Egberto Gismonti (b. 1947)
arranged by Gaëlle Solal

 

 

Num pagode em Planaltina (Gathering in Planaltina)
composed by Marco Pereira (b. 1950)

 

 

Lamento de Morro
composed by Garoto (1915-1955)
arranged by Gaëlle Solal

 

Scottish Madrilene
composed by Emilio Pujol (1886-1980)

 

 

Fuego
composed by Jose Ma Gallardo del Rey


2011 Great Lakes Guitar Festival Competition Finals

Select videos from the final round performance at the 2011 Great Lakes Guitar Festival and Competition held in Rochester, NY.

http://www.greatlakesguitarsociety.org

04.10.2011 @ the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Final Results:
1st place – Piotr Pakhomkin
2nd place – Emma Rush
3rd place – Jonathan Fitzgerald (audience prize)

  

Emma Rush – A l’aube du dernier jour by (F. Kleynjans)

 
Emma Rush – Toccata in Blue (C. Domeniconi)

  

Piotr Pakhomkin – Sonata in E major, K380 (D. Scarlatti)

 
Piotr Pakhomkin – Etude No. 7 (H. Villa-Lobos)

  

Jonathan Fitzgerald – Sonata No. 3, I. Allegro Moderato (M. Ponce)

 
Jonathan Fitzgerald – El Decameron Negro, I. El Arpa der Guerrero (L. Brouwer)


GFA Winner Vladimir Gorbach Video Sample

Here’s a video sample I put together of Vladimir Gorbach’s 1st prize winning final round performance in the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition.

It took place in Legacy Hall at Columbus State University on 07.03.2011.


2011 GFA Convention and Competition

After 13 hours on the road, I arrived in Columbus, GA last night where the 2011 GFA Convention and Competition will be taking place. It will officially kick off on Tuesday night with a concert by the phenomenal guitarist Maestro Alvaro Pierri (who I happened to run into just now!).

Most of the GFA staff members and convention volunteers have arrived and it has already been a very busy day preparing for the awesome week ahead of us. If you cannot make it and be here to witness the amazing concerts, lectures, masterclasses, and competitions, be sure to follow everything throughout the week at the official GFA blog – http://gtrfound.wordpress.com.

I’ll be keeping busy taking pictures and interviewing unsuspecting convention goers, staff, competitors, and artists all week. You’ll find all of this at the GFA blog, put together by my dear guitarist friend Connie Sheu who serves as the director of communications for the GFA.


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