Thursday, 7 May 2015

PARKENING GUITAR FESTIVAL 2015


THE PARKENING INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION

The Parkening International Guitar Competition honors Christopher Parkening's lifetime commitment to fostering musical excellence in young artists as demonstrated by his mentor, the great Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia. It is held on the beautiful campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where Christopher Parkening is Distinguished Professor of Music. The Parkening International Guitar Competition is the most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world. Cash prizes in excess of US$50,000 were awarded at the 2012 Competition, representing the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition worldwide.


The Parkening International Guitar Competition will be held from May 27 through May 30, 2015. Eligible classical guitarists 30 years old and younger (born on or after May 26, 1985) may participate.

The Young Guitarist Competition, which helps to identify outstanding young guitarists (17 years and younger) and encourages them to continue their performance careers and study, will be held on May 26 and May 27, 2015.


The 2015 Competitors


Yuri Aleshnikov
Riccardo Calogiuri, 25,
Italy
Fabian Cardozo
Fabian Cardozo, 28,
Argentina
Emanuele Buono
Silviu Ciulei, 29,
Romania
Vladimir Gapontsev
Vladimir Gapontsev, 29,
Russia
Emre Gökalp
Emre Gökalp, 27,
Turkey
Colin Davin
Samuel Hines, 23,
USA
Alexei Khorev
Alec Holcomb, 19,
USA
Laura Klemke
Alberta Khoury, 19,
Austrailia
Rafael Aguirre Minarro
Rovshan Mamedkuliev,
28, Russia
Juuso Nieminen
Kyuhee Park, 29,
South Korea
Marco Sartor
Sanel Redžić, 26,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Andrew Stroud
Andrea Roberto, 19,
Italy
Edward Trybek
Meng Su, 27,
China
Aleksandr Tsiboulski
Marko Topchii, 24,
Ukraine
Ian Watt
Tengyue Zhang, 21,
China

The 2015 Young Guitarist Competitors


Yuri Aleshnikov
Katelyn Biesiadecki, 15,
USA
Fabian Cardozo
Erick Chipana, 17, Bolivia
Emanuele Buono
Sedona Farber, 14, USA
Vladimir Gapontsev
Nolan Harvel, 14, USA
Emre Gökalp
Ashwin Krishna, 17, USA
Colin Davin
Xu Kun (Alan) Liu, 13,
Canada
Alexei Khorev
Jonathan Pryde, 16, USA
Laura Klemke
Kendrick Shen, 15, USA
Rafael Aguirre Minarro
Grace Sheppard, 16, USA
Rafael Aguirre Minarro
Kyle Wong, 15, USA