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THANK YOU RENO AND LAKE TAHOE FOR ANOTHER GREAT SIERRA NEVADA GUITAR FESTIVAL AND ARTOWN FESTIVAL IN JULY!!


Laxalt Hall in Reno was full
for the spectacular Ivan Resendiz concert.

SUCCESSFUL ARTOWN CONCERTS FEATURED IVAN RESENDIZ, ANCIENT FUTURE WITH MATTHEW MONTFORT AND VISHAL NAGAR, LARRY AYNESMITH AND JULIAN FOREST

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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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Tahoe Expo - August 30, Shakespeare Stage at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe - Celebration of Stewardship of Lake Tahoe and sustainable art and commerce will incude performances by Julian Forest and Larry Aynesmith. For more info see: www.tahoeexpo.com/center-stage/

CLASSICAL GUITARIST
ADAM LEVIN
Sunday, October 19, 3:00PM, 2014
Wells Fargo Auditorium at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
University of Nevada at Reno
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ADAM LEVIN, a Naxos Recording Artist, has been praised by renowned American guitarist, Eliot Fisk, as a “virtuoso guitarist and a true 21st century renaissance man with the élan, intelligence, charm, tenacity and conviction to change the world”.  Mr. Levin has performed across the United States and Europe at renowned venues such as Chicago’s Pick Staiger, James Lumber Performing Arts and Mayne Stage concert halls, at the Palazzo Chigi Saracini in Italy, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Jordan Hall, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Berlin Universität für Musik und darstellende Künst, the Barcelona Auditorio Axa, and in Madrid at the Palacio de Godoy, BBVA Palacio del Marqués de Salamanca, and Sala Manuel de Falla.
The recipient of numerous top prizes, Adam Levin has been recognized by Asociación Cultural Trujamán, the Society of American Musicians, the Lake Forest Concerto Competition, Minnesota’s Schubert Competition, Boston GuitarFest, Concurso Internacional de les Corts para Jóvenes Intérpretes in Barcelona, Concurso Internazionale Di Gargnano, and Certamen Internacional Luys Milan de Guitarra in Valencia.

(c) 2014 Classical Gala West