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Columbus State University Schwob School of Music presents:


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2020 Artists

amadeus duo

Amadeus Duo

minneapolis quartet

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet


Grisha  Goryachev

li zohn duo

Li & Zohn Duo


          Syracusa           GuitarDuo

Symposium Faculty Members:

Adam Holzman

Mary Akerman

Steven Mattingly

Sylviu Ciulei

Elliott Frank

Michael McCallie


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First Prize in Division I Competition: The Martinez Prize

Kenny Hill Performance Model Guitar by Martinez

(estimated value of $5,000)

Chai Di

First Prize in Division II Competition:

A guitar by Luthier, Chai Di

(estimated value of $5,000)

Renjun Fang

First Prize in Divisions III Competition:

A guitar by Luthier, Renjun Fang

(estimated value of $3,000)

For the list of masterclass participants, please click on the Schedule page.

The CSU Guitar Symposium is an annual event bringing together guitarists from around the world for education and artistic stimulation. This two-day festival consists of guest artist concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and an international competition with divisions for middle school through professional levels.

For those not participating in the Symposium who wish to purchase tickets to the evening concerts, click the links below.

Li & Zohn Duo, Nello Allessi, Amadeus Duo: Saturday, February 29th @ 8pm

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet/Emanuele Buono: Sunday, March 1st @ 7:30pm

All symposium events take place at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in downtown Columbus, 900 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901.

Shuttle available from Atlanta airport to Columbus from Groome Transportation (706-324-3939)

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