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Johannes Moller Wins GFA International Concert Artist Competition
Johannes Moller Wins GFA International Concert Artist Competition

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28 June 2010

The GFA Convention wrapped up on Sunday, June 27 with the final rounds of the International Concert Artist Competition and the International Youth Competition.

The winners of the competitions are:

XXVIII International Concert Artist Competition

  • 1st Place: Johannes Moller (Sweden)
  • 2nd Place: Artyom Dervoed (Russia)
  • 3rd Place: Eduardo Costa (Brazil)
  • 4th Place: Alexander Milovanov (USA/Belarus)

VI International Youth Competition Senior Division

  • 1st Place: Tengyue Zhang (China)
  • 2nd Place: Colin Fullerton (USA)
  • 3rd Place: Alec Holcomb (USA)
  • 4th Place: Chaconne Klaverenga (USA)

VI International Youth Competition Junior Division

  • 1st Place: Huaicong Mu (China)
  • 2nd Place: Ashwin Krishna (USA)
  • 3rd Place: Noah Kim (USA)
  • 4th Place: Jennifer Kim (USA)

The Convention in Austin had nearly 700 participants. The jury of the International Concert Artist Competition consisted of Michael Andriaccio, Randall Avers, Peter Katona, Zoltan Katona, and Ana Vidovic.

Twelve competitors were selected to move on to the semifinal round. In performance order, they are:

  • Sanel Redjic
  • Matthew Lyons
  • Silviu Ciulei
  • Artyom Dervoed
  • Johannes Moller
  • Otto Tolonen
  • Andras Csaki
  • Ben Carmona
  • Renato Serrano
  • Eduardo Costa
  • Adam Kossler
  • Alexander Milovanov

Congratulations to all of them!  The required piece for the 2011 International Concert Artist Competition was announced at the closing ceremony: Joaquin Rodrigo's Junto al Generalife.

Source: http://www.guitarfoundation.org/drupal/node/5569

Category: International News
Alecu & Sergiu in Almeria, Spain: The Romanians and Mexicans won four of the five prizes
Alecu & Sergiu in Almeria, Spain: The Romanians and Mexicans won four of the five prizes

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23 June 2010

The Classical Guitar Competition XI Julian Arcas has its first winners: the Romanians Alecu Ciapi and Sergiu Hudrea won along with the others.
Forty musicians from sixteen countries and three continents met these days in three categories of the Classical Guitar Competition XI Julian Arcas. The event is organized by the Cajamar Foundation and it take place in Roquetas de Mar and Almeria in Spain.

The competitions of the first two ages categories "Antonio de Torres" and "José Tomás" has been held in Roquetas de Mar at The School of Music, Theatre and Dance, with the participation of 21 young artists, while the"Julian Arcas", absolute, will run from Wednesday morning, with 19 enrollees, at the Auditorio Maestro Padilla Hall in Almeria.

In the "Antonio de Torres" competition, reserved for guitarists up to 13 years, four of the five prizes of 120 euros each were awarded to young guitarists from Romania and Mexico. The equality of the prizes in this category is intended to encourage the participation avoiding competitiveness in these ages and to inspire young guitarists to continue their musical studies.

The winners were Alecu Ciapi and Sergiu Hudrea from Romania, Sergio Bucheli and José Daniel Salceda from México and Adam Ruedas from Barcelona, Spain.

This year, in this age group of Cajamar guitar contest have submitted a total of 12 participants. There are nine boys and three girls. In terms of nationalities, besides those mentioned, there was also an instrumentalist from Portugal.

The jury composed of the musical personalities as Miguel Ángel Aguiló, José Alejandro Córdova and Gloria Medina, was very impressed by the high level of all participants, which suggests that Aguiló said «the future of the guitar is fully guaranteed».

Source:http://www.julianarcas.com/img/noticias/190610a.pdf

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Alecu si Sergiu in Almeria, Spania: romanii si mexicanii au castigat patru din cele cinci premii
Alecu si Sergiu in Almeria, Spania: romanii si mexicanii au castigat patru din cele cinci premii

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23 June 2010

Editia a XI-a a Concursului International de Chitara Clasica Julian Arcas si-a desemnat primii laureati: clujenii Alecu Ciapi si Sergiu Hudrea au castigat alaturi de inca trei chitaristi.
Patruzeci de instrumentisti din saisprezece tari si trei continente s-au intalnit in aceste zile in cele trei competitii ale unuia dintre cele mai importante concursuri, Classical Guitar Competition XI Julian Arcas. Evenimentul este organizat de Fundatia Cajamar si se desfasoara in Spania in localitatile Roquetas de Mar si Almeria.

Concursurile primelor doua categorii de varsta, “Antonio de Torres” si “José Tomás” s-au desfasurat la Scoala de Musica, Teatru si Dans din Roquetas de Mar, cu participarea a 21 de tineri artisti, in timp ce concursul categoriei fara limita de varsta "Julian Arcas", se desfasoara incepand de miercuri cu 19 participanti la sala Auditorio Maestro Padilla din Almeria.

In concursul "Antonio de Torres", pentru participanti cu varste de pana la 13 ani, patru din cele cinci premii egale puse in joc au fost acordate chitaristilor din Romania si Mexic. Egaliatea premiilor acestei categorii urmareste incurajarea participarii in concurs evitand totodata competitivitatea la varste mici in incercarea de a-i inspira pe tinerii chitaristi sa-si continue studiile muzicale.

Cei cinci castigatori au fost Alecu Ciapi si Sergiu Hudrea din Romania, Sergio Bucheli si José Daniel Salceda din Méxic si Adam Ruedas din Spania.

In acest an competitia primei categorii de varsta a inregistrat un numar de 12 participanti. Au fost noua baieti si trei fete. In privinta nationalitatilor prezente, inafara celor mentionate deja, a mai fost si un participant din Portugalia.

Juriul, format din personalitati muzicale ale chitarei precum Miguel Ángel Aguiló, José Alejandro Córdova and Gloria Medina, a fost foarte impresionat de nivelul ridicat al participantilor, ceea ce intareste cuvintele lui Miguel Ángel Aguiló care spune ca «viitorul chitarei este pe deplin garantat».

Source:http://www.julianarcas.com/img/noticias/190610a.pdf

Category: National News
Artyom Dervoed wins first prize in US International Guitar Concerto Competition
Artyom Dervoed wins first prize in US International Guitar Concerto Competition

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15 June 2010

Russian guitarist Artyom Dervoed, has become the winner of the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition

Russian guitarist Artyom Dervoed, has become the winner of the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, which concluded Friday night at Kleinhans Music Hall, says The Buffalo News. The 28-year-old musician performed brightly the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo, accompanied by a symphony orchestra.
      
The judges awarded Artyom Dervoed with 7500 dollars, and invited to play concerts with symphony orchestras in Buffalo and Virginia. Second place was taken by Nemanja Ostojic, 26, of Serbia. The third went to Frenchman Thomas Viloteau.
      
Artyom Dervoed or King of Guitars, how he is called now, has won many awards in a series of important international competitions in Russia, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Japan, Israel, Malaysia and USA.
      
The International Guitar Competition was established by the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Faletta . The contest has been held since 2006.

Source: http://www.russia-ic.com/news/show/10250/

Category: International News
Results of the 6th International Competition for Young Guitarist «Andrés Segovia» 2010
Results of the 6th International Competition for Young Guitarist «Andrés Segovia» 2010

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06 June 2010

The 6th International Competition for Young Guitarist «Andrés Segovia» 2010 in Velbert has just ended. The event took place from 2nd to 5th of June.

Age Group I: for competitors under 14 years old (full results)

No. Name Country City Evaluation Prize
1 Chan Kaiieng China Beijing excellent I
2 Choi Aran South Korea Sangnok-gu, Ansan-si excellent I
3 Ciapi Alecu Vicentiu Romania Cluj Napoca excellent III
4 Sidoo Zsombor Hungary Leanyfalu excellent III
5 Strukiel-Piotrowsky Oskar Poland Piotrkow Trybunalski excellent V
6 Hudrea Sergiu Romania Cluj Napoca excellent Sp. Prize
7 Schreivogel Daniel Germany Hof excellent Sp. Prize
8 Monno Paulina Germany Haiger excellent  
9 Oprisan Ioan Romania Bucharest excellent  
10 Pan Luke Germany Hilden excellent  
11 Pielhoff Simon Germany Wuppertal excellent  
12 Janecek Ronald Slovakia Lucenec excellent  
13 Kusmierczyk Damian Poland Piotrkow Trybunalski excellent  
14 Umbrasas Tadas Lithuania Vilnius excellent  
15 Canbay Dilan Germany Hof very good  
16 Faullend Heferer Marta Kroatien Samobor very good  
17 Lazaruc Tudor Ilie Romania Botosani very good  
18 Misteli Nora Switzerland Zollikon very good  
19 Tomaszewski Antoni Poland Wroclaw very good  
20 Joachimi Hannes Germany Krefeld good  
21 Kirana Jeremy Nederland Leiderdorp good  
22 Wasiak Adam Poland Leverkusen good  

 

Age Group II: for competitors beetween 14 - 16 years old (full results)

No. Name Country City Evaluation Prize
1 Simatovic Divna Croatia Zagreb excellent I
2 Golz Soren Germany Hilden excellent I
3 Pfeffer Niels Germany Tubingen excellent III
4 Iordache Ana Maria Romania Bucharest excellent III & Sp. Prize
5 Bunk Albrecht Germany Freiberg excellent III
6 Peretic Lovro Croatia Zagreb excellent III & Sp. Prize
7 Nitu Iuliana Camelia Romania Bucharest excellent Sp. Prize
8 Buchholtzer Walter-Michael Romania Iasi excellent  
9 Bunk Johanna Germany Freiberg excellent  
10 Causevic Benjamin Croatia Zagreb excellent  
11 Cerny Radek Czech Kadan excellent  
12 Demeny Dorian Germany Stuttgart excellent  
13 Egielman Daniel Poland Gdansk excellent  
14 Kotyurov Aleksej Russia Serphkov very good  
15 Krebs Tobias Switzerland Zurich very good  
16 Krug Antonia Germany Hof very good  
17 Lehmann Max Germany Koln very good  
18 Reijnders George Nederland Leiderdorp very good  
19 Vardal Ozan UK Langenfeld very good  
20 Vill Felix Germany Wiesbaden very good  
21 Bouity Jannis Germany Munster good  
22 Lamprich Julia Germany Botosani good  
23 Manojlovic Todor Serbia Essen good  

 

Age Group III: for competitors beetween 17 - 19 years old (only the prize winners)

  • I Prize: Jin Sae Kim from Korea
  • II Prize: Marcin Kuzniar from Poland
  • III Prize: Janko Rašeta from Poland
  • IV Prize:
    • Tomasz Fechner from Poland
    • Mariusz Kozlowski from Poland
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