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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, City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, Nevada Arts Council, St. John's Presbyterian, Reno, National Endowment for the Arts, Artown Festival, Reno,, Palo Alto,

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CGWest 2018/2019
Board of Directors
Larry Aynesmith
David Forristall
Tony T.


July 2019
Reno and LakeTahoe
2019 Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival & Competition
Artown Classical Guitar Concerts
Workshops, Masterclasses, Guest Lecture, Luthier Workshop
Special Guest Artist: Matt Palmer (more guests tba)


Competition, Masterclass and Workshop Registration will be posted soon on this site.

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November 24, 2018, San Mateo, California
Thanks to 2018 SF Bay Guitar Festival Guest Artist Christopher Mann and all the great adult and youth competitors who attended our festival.
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2018 SF Bay Classical Guitar Adult Competition

1. Steven Lerman
2. Eddie Martinez
3. Sung Min Lee
4. Baptiste Domis

Youth Division I
1. Eric Wang
2. Darren Wu
3. Arushi Saxena
4. Calvin Junsay
Honorable Mention, Augustus Butterworth

Youth Division II
1. Calvin Junsay
2. Hilbert Chen
3. Ethan Lin
4. Devan Gandhi

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Classical Gala West, Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, SF Bay Guitar Festival -
Larry Aynesmith, Artistic Director -

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(c) 2018 Classical Gala West
P.O. Box 6083, Incline Village, NV 89451