2nd Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival

Congratulations to the 2nd Annual Guitar Competition Winners

1st Place
Milen Parashkevov: a native of Bulgaria, currently resides in Lubbock, Texas. Parashkevov returned to compete after taking third prize in last year's Texas Guitar Competition. His formal training includes a performance diploma from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, a Masters of Music from Texas Tech University, as well as instruction by Joaquin Clench, Maria Isabel Siewers, Elliot Fisk, and James Bogle. He has performed in Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, Canada, and United States and recently won second prize in the 2002 Appalachian Guitar Competition.

2nd Place
David Buck: currently resides in Tucson, Arizona. His formal training includes a Bachelors of Music from Arizona State University and a Masters of Music from the University of Arizona, as well as instruction with Frank Koonce and Tom Patterson. Previously, Buck was a semi-finalist at the 2001 Guitar Festival America Competition (GFA) and was a finalist in the Stevens and Sholin competition at the University of Arizona.

3rd Place
Rade Amanovic: a native of Yugoslavia, currently resides in Lubbock, Texas. Amanovic began studying the guitar in Knjazevac, Yugoslavia at the age of 9. He was a student of Uros Dojcinovic at Josip Slovenski School of Music in Belgrade, Yugoslavia from 1992 until 1996. After winning 3rd prize at the International Guitar Competition in Voronezh, Russia in May 1996, Rade began studying with Dr. James Bogle at Texas Tech University. He was invited to the Manuel Ponce Guitar Competition in Mexico City in 1998. At the guitar competition at Appalachian State University in the spring of 2000, Rade was 2nd prizewinner. He is now a graduate teaching assistant pursuing his Masters degree at Texas Tech University.

In The News

2nd Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival To Be Held at UT Dallas Feb. 27 to March 1


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