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SIERRA NEVADA INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL &
COMPETITION 2014

Incline Village, Nevada
July 10-12, 2014

The 2014 Festival was a great success thanks to our guest artists Dr. Stephen Mattingly, Ivan Resendiz, Matthew Fish, Larry Aynesmith and Julian Forest, our competitors, sponsors and attendees. See you next year and look for advance festival registration on this page.

Competition Winners 2014

Adult Division
1. Minh Nguyen
2. Sondre Høymer
3. Brian Barany
4. Jaxon Williams

Youth Division I
1. Austin Keller
2. Alex Youn
3. Victor Cornejo
4. Martin Nguyen

Youth Division II
1. Nicholas Padmanabhan
2. Conor Padmanabhan
3. Alex Bonilla
4. Jack Davisson

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Larry Aynesmith
Artistic Director
Matthew Fish
Competition Director

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"I really enjoyed the Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival and would love to come back anytime. It takes place in a beautiful setting and includes a guitar competition of extremely high caliber, a unique roster of world-renowned artists, and an eclectic mix of lectures and workshops. I urge all fans and students of classical guitar to experience the musical and scenic beauty of this festival in the future."
- Connie Sheu,
Guitar Foundation of America

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• The Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival & Competition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization Fed. ID 20-1754458. Donations to help support our programs specifically in the Tahoe/Reno area may be tax deductible and are accepted by mail or online. We also accept donations of stocks or other securities through Fidelity. All expenses are not met by grants alone. If you can offer more help please donate online or email us at music@cgwest.org.

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SIERRA NEVADA INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014
JULY IS CLASSICAL GUITAR MONTH!

Free to public, $20 donations requested per event

Sunday, July 27, 3:00PM
MATTHEW MONTFORT AND VISHAL NAGAR
with MARAH PARKER

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium, UNR
1664 N. Virginia St. (parking garage free on Sunday)

DON'T MISS the most important Indian Classical Music/World Music concert of the year featuring RENOWNED TABLA DRUMMER VISHAL NAGAR from India. Also featuring innovative world music guitarist and founder of Ancient Future Matthew Montfort. Matthew Montfort also performs Friday July 25, 7:00PM at St. Patrick's Episcopal, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village, Nevada.

MATTHEW MONTFORT - ANCIENT FUTURE TOUR 2014

Hammered & Picked: World Folk for Guitar & Dulcimer
Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Composer/Hammered Dulcimerist Mariah Parker


Friday, July 25, 7:00 p.m.
Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
341 Village Blvd.
Incline Village, NV 89451
Suggested donation: $20 for adults
Info: music@sierraguitar.org
Ancient Future's Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar) and Mariah Parker (hammered dulcimer) will perform material from the band's many recordings influenced by Celtic, Latin American, Indian, Arabic, Spanish, European and American music. They will be joined by special Tahoe area guests including world dancer/violinist Sapphira and guitarist/cellist Larry Aynesmith.

Reno Artown Festival
Sunday, July 27, 3:00PM
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Wells Fargo Auditorium
University of Nevada, Reno
Suggested donation: $5 children, $15-$20+ adults.


Strains of passionate flamenco and ethereal Indian raga emanate from this improvisatory program featuring world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort accompanied by renowned Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar. Mariah Parker will accompany them on santur for a portion of the program.

The programs will feature music from the ground breaking world music recordings of Ancient Future along with music from the solo releases of Matthew Montfort and Mariah Parker.

COMING TO RENO AND LAKE TAHOE IN OCTOBER 2014

- CLASSICAL GUITARIST ADAM LEVIN

More info will be posted here soon!

(c) 2014 Classical Gala West