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
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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
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