4th Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival

Congratulations to the 4th Annual Guitar Competition Winners

1st Place
Isaac Bustos: who is originally from Nicaragua, has performed extensively throughout the United States. His professor at The University of Texas at Austin, Adam Holzman, claims Bustos "is the finest performance student in the program and ranks in the top two or three performers that I have been associated with in my 20 years of teaching at the college level. He has a dazzling technique, the best sound (tone and volume) I have ever taught, a willingness to continue to learn and a natural and mature musicianship well beyond his years."

2nd Place
Marco Sartor: has performed at concerts and festivals in the U.S., Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Uruguay. This former student of Eduardo Fernandez was a finalist at the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition in 2001, 2002 and 2003. He won first prize in the 2002 Schadt String Competition, the 2003 MTNA Competition and last year's the Appalachian Guitarfest Competition.

3rd Place
Thibault Cauvin: has performed at numerous festivals, has played on radio stations around the world and recently released a CD, Thibault Cauvin GuĂ­tare. He continues to study classical guitar, a pursuit he began at the age of six. Olivier Chassain, Cauvin's instructor, says he is impressed by the young man's "flawless technique," "beautiful musical expression" and "overflowing energy." In 2003 and 2004, Cauvin won more than 10 first prize awards in international competitions.

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