Archive for July, 2011

Johannes Moller, 2010 GFA International Concert Artist Competition Winner, is an incredible guitarist as well as a talented composer.  We caught up with this Swedish guitar phenomenon at this year’s convention where he told us about life after winning the competition, the upcoming winner’s tour, and his two new recordings with Mel Bay and Naxos.

Video produced by Sungmin Shin of Plucker Music Co.


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A big congratulations to our ICAC finalists this year:

Jeremy Collins

Andras Csaki

Vladimir Gorbach

Damien Lancelle

The GFA ICAC Finals will be held on Sunday, July 3 at 6pm in Legacy Hall.  A program with the competitors’ repertoire selections and performance order will be available outside the door.  We look forward to seeing you then, followed by our closing reception.

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It’s Friday already and hard to believe that the convention is halfway through.  Time flies when your days are packed with everything guitar!

First up, a rehearsal with the ever-enthusiastic Bill Kanengiser of LAGQ with this year’s GFA Convention Guitar Orchestra.

A special luncheon with this year’s Hall of Fame awardees and ICAC Semi-Finals and Finals judges, who have a hard job to do in the next few days.  Pictured here: judges John Dearman, Matt Gould, Lorenzo Micheli,  Judicael Perroy, Alvaro Pierri, Beth Schneider, and Scott Tennant along with Hall of Famers David Starobin and Matanya Ophee.

Here is the GFA blog’s resident photographer, Sungmin Shin, playing for this afternoon’s master class with David Russell.

Gaelle Solal and fans after her beautiful concert this afternoon.

GFA Hall of Fame awardee and legendary luthier Manuel Velázquez and friends.

This year’s youth social was a big hit.  Although we recognize one particular participant sitting on the floor who might be crashing the party…

The amazing Paul Galbraith in concert tonight.

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