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BPO at Canisius College

Wednesday, October 25
Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College, 7:30 pm

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2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition bronze medalist Alec Holcomb returns to Western New York as a highlight of the BPO’s annual on-campus performance. Stefan Sanders conducts.


RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

About Alec Holcomb

Alec Holcomb has delighted audiences across the United States, performed on National Public Radio, and earned first prize in numerous guitar competitions.

During his high school years, his musicianship flourished under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Zohn. In the years that followed, he won several high school division competitions across the U.S., including the Parkening Young Guitarist Competition (2012). He was featured on NPR’s From the Top (2012), and was selected as a Young Arts Finalist (2013).

In 2017, Alec graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, studying with David Starobin and Jason Vieaux.  While at Curtis, Alec has appeared on WHYY in Philadelphia, played an array of concerts, and continued his participation in guitar competitions.  Recent first prize wins include the East Carolina Guitar Competition (2014), Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition (2015), and the BorGuitar Festival Competition in Italy (2016).  Alec received 4th prize at the renowned Parkening International Guitar Competition (2015).  He earned 2nd prize at the Columbus State University Guitar Competition (2016).  Most recently (2017), Alec received 3rd prize in the Schadt String Competition, and 3rd prize in the GFA International Concert Artist Competition.  He was the 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition Bronze Medalist.

Alec is currently studying with Judicaël Perroy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.