12th Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival

Thursday, February 28, 2013 – Saturday, March 2, 2013,
Venue: Locations Vary
Admission: Prices Vary
Season: 2012-13


International Concert Guitarist Competition Finals, Alexander Clark Center
Friday, March 1, at 8 p.m.

The top four finalists compete for over $6500 in prize money. 


Youth Competition Finals,AH1 & AH2 Buildings 
Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m.

Youth from two divisions (11-14 year-olds and 15-18 year-olds) compete for over $900 in prize money and the prestige of winning a natioal competition.


Gustavo Costa, Alexander Clark Center 
Saturday, March 2, at 4 p.m.

Born in 1976, Gustavo Costa graduated from the Arts Institute of São Paulo State University in 1997. In 1998 he continued his studies under Prof. Franz Halász at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg-Augsburg, where he received the Meisterklasse-Diplom, Germany’s highest performance degree, with the distinction "Summa cum Laude." From 2001 to 2004, he studied guitar under Pablo Márquez and early music repertoire under Yasunori Imamura at the Strasbourg (France) Conservatory. He has taught guitar in the music department of São Paulo State University since 2007 when he received his Master’s Degree in Musicology. Costa was a member of the Brazilian Guitar Quartet in 2011 when the group won the Latin Grammy for its CD dedicated to Villa-Lobos.


Eliot Fisk, Alexander Clark Center
Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m.

A creative innovator linked to the great romantic tradition of the past, Eliot Fisk is one of the most exciting and unique guitarists. He has performed to dazzling critical and public acclaim in the great concert halls of the world. Hailed by Andres Segovia as "at the top line of our artistic world," Fisk returns to UT Dallas for a much anticipated encore performance. The New York Times proclaimed him to be a "fiery player" who "turns up heat on the classical guitar." He was awarded The Grand Cross of Isabel la Cátolica by King Juan Carlos I of Spain in 2006. The medal is one of the highest civilian honors awarded by the government of Spain. Fisk teaches at the New England Conservatory and will conduct master classes for students at the festival.


Winners will be announced after intermission of this concert.


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