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SFCM to Host Third International Maurizio Biasini Guitar Competition and Festival

Four-Day Music Festival Marks Competition's First Visit to the United States

World Premieres by Clarice Assad, Javier Farías, Sérgio Assad and Nicola Evangelisti

Performances by International Panel of Jurors;
SFCM Guitar Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, and Alumni Orchestra;
and Prior Biasini Winner Emanuele Buono

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music will host the Third International Maurizio Biasini Guitar Competition and Festival, an event celebrating the tradition and proclaiming the future of classical guitar, from January 14 to 17, 2016. Previously held in Bologna, Italy, and Basel, Switzerland, the biennial competition marks its first visit to the United States with a new concert festival featuring extraordinary talent, classic repertoire, and world premieres. Artists include 2013 Biasini winner Emanuele Buono, members of the competition jury, and the Conservatory's own acclaimed guitar faculty, alumni, and students. At the heart of the proceedings, fifteen exceptional young guitarists from around the world compete for a $12,000 prize and invitations to perform throughout Europe. SFCM presents the event in partnership with the Concorso Chitarristico Internazionale Maurizio Biasini Association (cciMB) and the OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts, with support from the Harris Guitar Foundation. Concerts and competition finals are $30 and festival passes are $100. Semi-final rounds are free. Tickets may be purchased at omniconcerts.com/concerts/ biasini. All events are held at 50 Oak Street, San Francisco.

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