11th Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival

Duo Melis

Friday, March 2, 2012 – Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Venue: Locations Vary
Admission: Prices Vary
Season: 2011-12 *March 2*
8pm, Alexander Clark Center (formerly Conference Center), Free

International Concert Guitarist Competition
The top four finalists from around the world compete for over $6500 in prize money.

*March 3*
9am & 1:30pm, AH1, Free

Youth Competition

4pm, Alexander Clark Center (formerly Conference Center), Free
Jeff Cogan
Jeff Cogan will present a performance titled “Buying a World Class Guitar from Daniel Friederich.” Cogan served as director of the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition for more than 20 years. As a student, he was honored by being asked to perform for the great Spanish guitarist, Andres Segovia. Cogan is currently the president of the Orange County Guitar Circle.

8pm, Alexander Clark Center (formerly Conference Center), $25
Duo Melis
Noted for their “sensitive musicianship, virtuosic panache and stylistic performance,” Susana Prieto from Madrid, Spain and Alexis Murakis of Athens, Greece have performed in many prestigious halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berliner Philharmoniker, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. Competition winners announced after intermssion of this concert.

Congratulations to the Guitar Compition Finalists!
(listed in performance order)

Silviu Octavian Ciulei
Chad Ibison
Matthias Lang
Mark Edwards


For more information contact:
Arts and Performance Office
[email protected]
972-UTD-ARTS


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