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Marko Topchii is a winner of the International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini at San Francisco Conservatory of Music!

Marko Topchii is a winner of the 3rd International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini at San Francisco Conservatory of Music!!!
1st prize – Marko Topchii – Kiev, Ukraine
2nd prize – Clément Charpentier – Nancy, France
3rd prize – Andrew Blanch – Camperdown, Australia
Congratulations to all winners and participants!
A big thanks to organizers and jury!

cciMB2016 winners
International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini 2016 winners
cciMB 2016 poster
International Guitar Competition Maurizio Biasini 2016 poster


Marko Topchii talks on the new guitar by Roodenko, D’Addario strings; Etude 4 by H. Villa-Lobos

Marko Topchii talks on the new spruce guitar by Ukrainian luthier Mykola Roodenko, D’Addario Classical Guitar Strings Pro-Arté Dynacore and Pro-Arté Carbon strings and performs the etude 4 by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Note: mentioned EJ46FF set, hard tension, features Pro-Arté Carbon trebles and Dynacore basses.
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Stars of the Guitar CD, Marko Topchii with BPO and JoAnn Falletta

Do not miss: Marko Topchii recording first time officially available on CD!

Stars of the Guitar

JoAnn Falletta, conductor

Stars of the guitar

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Stars of the Guitar CD is now available through! The two CD set on the BPO’s Beau Fleuve label presents seven of the most important and most beloved concertos written for the guitar, in live performances of the finalists in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.

As JoAnn says in the liner notes: “The guitar was my first love, the enchanted vessel that transported a seven year old into a lifelong musical journey. So the creation of a competition for classical guitarists- featuring the greatest concertos written for the instrument- was a perfect melding of my Buffalo Philharmonic orchestral world with the disarmingly intimate voice of the classical guitar. Since 2004 extremely gifted guitarists have come to Buffalo from around the world (often on their first visit to the United States) to perform as artists in solo recital and in the final competition with the Philharmonic. Our orchestra has most probably played more concertos with guitarists than any other ensemble, and we are very proud of the extraordinary level of excellence of our guest soloists, and the active support of our community, who has embraced the competition with tremendous enthusiasm.”

Disc One

M. Ponce: Concierto del sur
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Alleqro moderoto v festive
Marcin Dylla
Recorded June 13, 2004

L. Brouwer: Concierto No. 3 “Elegiaco”
I. Tranquillo, un poco allegro
II. Interlude
III. Finale (Toccata)
Chad Ibison
Recorded June 7, 2014

J. Rodrigo: Fantasia para un Gentilhombre
I. Villano y Ricercar
II. Espanoleta y Fanfare de la Caballeria de Napoles
III. Danza de las Hachas Canario
IV. Canario
Ekachai Jearakul
Recorded June 9, 2012

Disc Two

J. Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
I. Allegro con spirit
II. Adagio
III. Allegro gentile
Petrit Ceku
Recorded June 9, 2012

R. Sierra: Folias
Celil Refik Kaya
Recorded June 9, 2012

H. Villa-Lobos: Concerto pour Guitare et Petit Orchestra
I. Allegro preciso
II. Andantino e Andante
III. Allegro non troppo
Marko Topchii
Recorded June 7, 2014

M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 99
I. Allegretto
II. Andantino-alla romanza
III. Ritmico e cavalleresco
Benjamin Beirs
Recorded June 13, 2008

All performances recorded live at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York
Bernd Gottinger, Producer and Engineer | Cary Trout, CD Design
Beau Fleuve Records, 499 Franklin Steet, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716)885-0331
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Cover Art: Image Copyright Hugo Rodriguez, official artist of the Falletta Competition,