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Winners Announced In First Annual Texas
Classical Guitar Competition Held at U.T. Dallas


RICHARDSON, Texas (March 5, 2002) - Gonzalo A. Molano, a 22-year-old native of Colombia who now lives in Chicago, won the top prize of $1,000 last weekend at The University of Texas at Dallas in The First Annual Guitar Competition and Festival - a unique, Texas competition designed to showcase outstanding classical guitar students at least 16 years of age.

Molano received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Arizona and has trained under Sergio Restrepo, Thomas Patterson and Dennis Azabagic. He previously placed second in the Schaefer Guitar Competition and third in the Stevens Guitar Competition.

Second place, worth $500, went to Kristian Anderson, and third-prize of $250 was awarded to Milen Parashkevov.

Anderson, a native of Minnesota, currently resides in Denton, Texas, where he serves as adjunct faculty member in music at the University of North Texas. In addition to his work at UNT, Anderson is an Advisory Board Member of The Dallas Classic Guitar Society. Anderson received his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of North Texas studying under Thomas Johnson and his Master’s at Arizona State University studying under Frank Koonce. Anderson has received numerous awards and scholarships.

Parashkevov, a native of Bulgaria, currently resides in Lubbock, Texas. His formal training includes a performance diploma from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, a Master’s of Music from Texas Tech University, as well as instruction by Joaquin Clench, Maria Isabel Siewers, Elliot Fisk and James Bogle.

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About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas, in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s Web site at



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