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Gohar and Ovanes Andriassian Classical Guitar Competition


In the memory of Gohar & Ovanes Andriassian the annual Gohar and Ovanes Andriassian Classical Guitar Competition and Festival is established. It is with great hopes that this event will bring together performers of the classical guitar in a supportive and encouraging environment to share ideas and build friendships. It is also with the hopes that through this event, students will find means to deepen their determination and strive to achieve their goals of becoming the best musicians.

Under the direction of founder and director, Satik Andriassian, the 4 (four) day event is held each fall in the Music Department on the campus of California State University Los Angeles. There are junior and senior divisions for the events. Events include both solo and ensemble performance competitions, a classical guitar ensemble composition competition, junior high and high school guitar ensemble clinics, a Latin rhythm workshop and concert, an entertainment symposium, master classes and an awards ceremony on the final day. Accomplished guitarists, recognized artists, distinguished professors and award-winning composers are among the facilitators and jurists for the entire festival. AMI Guitars is a proud supporter and sponsor of this important international classical guitar event that is open to all.

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