SF Bay Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
Early 2020, San Mateo tba
Guest Artists:
Diana Schaible
Lawrence Smith

Sierra Nevada
Classical Guitar Festival
& Competition

July 2020, Reno/Tahoe tba
Info and Registration soon
Guest Artists:
Beijing Guitar Duo

COOL July Nights, 2020

Incline Village Music Series
Fridays in July, 7:00pm
Appearing in 2020:

Michael Chapdelaine
Shanti Shanti
Beijing Guitar Duo
Lawrence Smith

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Concert Presentations and
Educational Programs

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Thanks to all those who help make this series possible in part, including:

All of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees, Nevada Arts Council, Artown Festival, Reno,, David Norton, Sedona Farber, Vasil Chekardzhikov, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Reno,
St. Patrick's Episcopal, Incline Village, St. John's Presbyterian, Reno, National Endowment for the Arts,, Palo Alto

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CGWest 2018/2019
Board of Directors
Lawrence Smith
David Forristall
Tony T.

Info and Registration Soon:
SF Bay Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
Early 2020 tba
Featuring Concerts by:

Diana Schaible, 1st Prize Winner
2019 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Competition

Lawrence Smith, Nevada Artist Fellowship Honoree

Plus Adult and Youth Classical Guitar Competitions

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2019 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival
& Competition
and Artown Classical Guitar Concerts

Was a great success!

Thanks to guest artists MATT PALMER, STEVEN LERMAN, EDDIE MARTINEZ for great concerts, all of our perfomers including the Gabrielle Gillen Ensemble and Lawrence Smith, Steven Lerman and David Norton for judging and lecturing, and all our great competitors.

Matt Palmer, Diana Schaible, Noah Weig-Pickering,
Steven Lerman, Lawrence Smith, David Norton, Saro Babikian

2019 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Competition
Adult Division Results
1. Diana Schaible
2. Anthony Mariano
3. Noah Weig-Pickering
4. Saro Babikian

2019 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Youth Competition
Division I
1. Ryan Park
2. Natalie Leminh
3. Grant Gillen
4. Savannah Milam
Division II
1. Hannalore Whetstone
2. Ethan Lin
3. Grace GIllen
4. Asa Morway

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Thanks to 2019 COOL July Nights Performers
Eddie Martinez, Suspect Terrane, Matt Palmer, Gabrielle Gillen Ensemble, Lawrence Smith, Yangqin Zhao

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Classical Gala West, Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, SF Bay Guitar Festival -
Lawrence Smith, Artistic Director -

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(c) 2019 Classical Gala West
P.O. Box 6083, Incline Village, NV 89451