Dates Announced for the 2018 JoAnn Falletta
International Guitar Concerto Competition
Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio, Artistic Directors
International talents to compete in prestigious classical guitar competition June 6, 7 and 9
BUFFALO, N.Y. – WNED | WBFO and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to announce the dates for the 2018 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
The competition will be taking place on June 6, 7 and 9, 2018.
The semifinals will take place in the WNED-TV Studios in downtown Buffalo on June 6 and 7, with the finals being held at Kleinhans Music Hall on June 9. The semifinals will be broadcast live on Classical 94.5 WNED and streamed online at wned.org.
Named in honor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition has been produced by WNED | WBFO and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) since 2004. The competition, run by Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio, themselves renowned concert guitarists, identifies and encourages talented young classical guitarists and helps them on their musical journeys. Every two years, extraordinarily gifted competitors from all over the world come to compete in Buffalo, N.Y., for one week and perform publicly in competition for an exciting grand prize package.
The 2018 first place winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize, a return engagement with the BPO and other prizes to be announced.
For updates visit: www.bpo.org
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About the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
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About Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio
The Competition Artistic Directors have enjoyed a celebrated career as one of the foremost guitar duos in the world. Having received numerous awards and distinctions from the very beginning, they have won two National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowships, toured internationally and recorded extensively. For more information, visit www.castellaniandriaccio.com