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On Day 2 (June 7), the remaining four competitors will perform live with an accompanist at the WNED Studios, and the judges will select three finalist to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in the Finals on Saturday, June 9.

For pianists, there’s the Van Cliburn Competition; for violinists, it’s the Paganini Competition; for classical guitarists, the premier concert platform for launching international careers is the Falletta Competition. Named in honor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition was launched in 2004 by PBS member station WNED and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. It was the world’s first concerto competition for classical guitarists with accompaniment by a full symphony orchestra. The Falletta Competition was established to help identify and encourage talented young classical guitarists and help them on their musical journeys. Every two years, it brings international guitarists to Buffalo, New York for one week to perform publicly in competition for cash prizes, national and international broadcast exposure, and a return engagement with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. It is the opportunity of a lifetime for young musicians who have dedicated themselves to their art and who are serious about pursuing careers not only as international performing and recording artists, but also as concert soloists.

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For more information visit the competition website: https://bpo.org/joann-falletta-international-guitar-concerto-competition/#1464207501249-31e2897b-183d
Classical guitarist Jack Cimo does a little improvisation in a flamenco style for his take on the Beatles' classic "Here Comes the Sun"

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This was recorded and edited by my friend and fellow musician Dan Curcio of the Moonshiner Collective.

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Jack Cimo Plays Misionera by Federico Bustamante. Originally written for harp!

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In honor of the late Roland Dyens, guitarist and composer extraordinaire, Jack Cimo plays the Largo from Libra Sonatine, a seminal work. Shot in 4k by John Turner of Turned Productions and recorded live at night in the forest in Napa Valley, California.

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