Artist Videos and GuitarFest West Festival and Competition

GuitarFest West

I was checking out the concerts for GuitarFest West at Mount Royal University Conservatory, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and thought I’d do a video showcase of the performing artists. GFW features workshops, lessons, masterclasses, performances, and an optional competition for classical guitar students ages 13+. You can check out the festival info or the competition info at the society page or at Mount Royal’s site.

  • August 7-9, 2024 (Early bird deadline is July 4, registration ends August 1)
  • Competition: First Prize: $1000, concert at GuitarFest West 2025, concert in Nelson, BC, piece written for the winner by composer Ben Lahring + professional video recording of the piece. Second Prize: $500, Third Prize: $250
  • Special Acknowledgements for outstanding performance of a piece by a female/non-binary composer and outstanding performance of a piece by a Canadian composer

Bokyung Byun

Emma Rush

Iliana Matos

Jerome Ducharme

Ralph Maier

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