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JoAnn Fallette Guitar Competition

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 11:43:42-04

The 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition will take place on June 8-11.

Named in honor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition was launched in 2004 by PBS member station WNED and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

It was the world’s first concerto competition for classical guitarists with accompaniment by a full symphony orchestra.  The Falletta Competition was established to help identify and encourage talented young classical guitarists and help them on their musical journeys.

Every two years, it brings international guitarists to Buffalo, New York for one week to perform publicly.

The winner of the 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition will receive $10,000 USD, a return engagement with the Buffalo Philharmonic, and a concert on the prestigious “Incontri Musicali” series in Milan, Italy.

For more information visit: www.bpo.org