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July 11, Sondre Hoymer UNR, Wells Fargo Auditorium, Reno, Nevada

July 23-24
Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
featuring
San Francisco Guitar Quartet
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Ave., Reno, NV
Buy Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival Pass 2015:

SNGF Guitarfest 2015
If Competing Which Division

Schedule:
Thursday, July 23, 2015
1:30PM - Masterclass with San Francisco Guitar Quartet
3:30PM - Concert: Larry Aynesmith and Friends
7:00PM - Concert:  San Francisco Guitar Quartet
Friday, July 24, 2015
1:30PM - Youth Competition
3:30PM - Adult Competition
7:00PM - AWARDS: Competition Awards Ceremony

SF BAY AREA GUITAR FESTIVAL 2015 COMPETITION RESULTS



It was a glorious day of guitar at the Festival. Very excellent level of performers. Thanks to Featured artists Christina Sandsengen, Duo SF, Festival Director Larry Aynesmith, Daniel Roest (Youth Competition Director, Adviser and graphic artist for the printed program), Judges Christine Sandsengen, Christopher Mallett, Robert Miller, Grady Sloan, Matthew Fish and Antoniy Kakamakov. See photos on www.facebook.com/
ClassicalGalaWest.

ADULT DIVISION
1. Jesus Serrano
2. Sean Keegan
3. Naeim Rahmani
4. Roberto Borbone
Honorable Mention - Chun Xie

Youth Division I (Age 16-19)
1. Joseph Ochoa (also top prize winner of the overall Youth Division)
2. Raphael Carpenter
3. Liam Hardison
4. Reed Hutchinson

Youth Division II (Age 12-15)
1. Dylan Evans
2. Dilip Kumar
3. Francesca Boerio
4. Gabe Rogers
Honorable Mention - Cate Krystoff
Honorable Mention - Archer Parry

Youth Division III
1. Jack Davisson
2. Vidur Mushran
3. Elle Davisson

Classical Gala West
Summer Concert Series at Lake Tahoe and Reno - Classical Guitar, Chamber Music, World Music and more. Details soon.

• For more info or to join our email list, send request to:
music@cgwest.org and like "Classical Gala West" on Facebook.

DONATE ONLINE!
Help us to continue these events by donating online:

We have an immediate need to raise $2500.00 for competition prizes for the SF Bay Area and Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival & Competitions 2015. Our goal for the year is to raise $5000.00 to pay off previous debts and create a foundation for the continuation of the SF Bay and Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festivals.

• Thanks to all those who help make this series possible, incuding:

All of our sponsors, donors volunteers and attendees!


City of Reno
Arts & Culture Commission


Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno, Nevada


St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Walnut Creek, California


Strings By Mail


Nevada Arts Council

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National Endowment
for the Arts


Artown Festival
Reno, Nevada

THE UPS STORE
Pleasant Hill, California


Walnut Creek
Chamber of Commerce
www.walnut-creek.com

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Classical Gala West needs your support to continue! Contact us if you can help with donations, volunteer work, or contributions as new board members. Contact: music@cgwest.org

Classical Gala West is one of the premier organizations in the American West presenting concerts, festivals and educational events. A division of LTCGS (Lake Tahoe Classic Guitar Society), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, ID 20-1754458 organization and donations may be tax deductible. Donations may be made specifically for any geographic area where we present concerts, or to support our overall programs.

Classical Gala West and its associated programs have presented a plethora of fine artists and events including:

Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival
Walnut Creek Guitar Festival
Paul Galbraith
Vida Guitar Quartet
Celso Machado
Celino and Lito Romero
Marc Teicholz
Adam Levin
Mobius Trio
and many others

DONATE ONLINE!
Help us to continue these events by donating online:

We have an immediate need to raise $2500.00 for competition prizes for the 2015 SF Bay Area and Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Competitions. Our goal for the year is to raise $5000.00 to pay off previous debts and create the foundation for the continuation of the SF Bay and Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festivals.

Forthcoming Events

July 11, 3:00PM
Norwegian Classical Guitarist Sondre Hoymer
Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival
IGT-Mathewson Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium, Reno, Nevada, Free to public, Donations Requested

July 23-24, 2015
SIERRA NEVADA CLASSICAL GUITAR FESTIVAL
& COMPETITION

and Reno Artown Festival
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Ave., Reno, NV
Cost: July 23, 3:30PM and 7:00PM concerts free, donations requested
Other events $20.00 at door or buy festival pass for admission to all events for only $49.00. Competitiors are required to buy $49.00 pass, no additional fee required. Masterclass performer fee with SFGQ is an additional $49.00 per class. Email music@cgwest.org to register.

Buy Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival 2015 Pass:

SNGF Guitarfest 2015
If Competing Which Division


Schedule

Thursday, July 23, 2015
1:30PM - MASTERCLASS with San Francisco Guitar Quartet
3:30PM - CONCERT: Larry Aynesmith and Friends
7:00PM - CONCERT:  San Francisco Guitar Quartet

Friday, July 24, 2015
1:30PM - COMPETITION: Youth Competition
3:30PM - COMPETITION: Adult Competition
7:00PM - AWARDS: Competition Awards Ceremony and Festival Closing Celebration

Competition: Entering the competition is easy and open, just purchase a Sierra Guitar Festival 2015 Pass (see above) through PayPal and indicate which Division you wish to enter.
Competition Rules:
Free choice of repertoire. All decisions of judges are final. Open to all 6 string classical guitarists, except touring artists with agent representation.
Adults: Limited to ten competitors. No age limit, 10 minutes, one round. Adult prizes: 1st Prize $500, 2nd Prize $250, 3rd Prize $150, Honorable Mention Award.
Youth: Youth Division, One Round, 7 Minutes. Prize packages from Strings By Mail. Prizes awarded for best performances in each Youth Division: Youth Division I, age 16-19, Youth Division II, age 13-15, Youth Division III, up to age 12.

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Walnut Creek, California
Sondre Hoymer, Classical Guitarist,
July 10, 2015

Lake Tahoe, Nevada and California
Sondre Hoymer, Classical Guitarist,
July, 2015 tba

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(c) 2015 Classical Gala West
music@cgwest.org
Tel: (775) 298-1686
P.O. Box 6083, Incline Village, NV 89451