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Join us at 7pm for a Concert with Simon Farintosh.
Simon Farintosh is a promising young classical guitarist from the west coast of Canada. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree at The University of Victoria where he studied with Dr. Alexander Dunn. In 2018 Simon was awarded a teaching assistantship and full scholarship to The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is currently pursuing his Masters Degree under the instruction of maestro Rene Izquierdo. Throughout his studies, Simon has performed in masterclasses for many luminary figures in the guitar world, including Pepe Romero, Kazuhito Yamashita, Roland Dyens, Jorge Caballero, Chen Zhi, Beijing Guitar Duo, Judicaël Perroy, Marcin Dylla, and Zoran Dukic.
Simon has garnered awards at competitions across Canada and the US, including 1st Prize at the 2018 Northwest Guitar Festival & Competition in Spokane, WA. He has been a featured artist for regional guitar societies such as the Classical Guitar Society of Tri-Cities and Madison Classical Guitar Society. Aside from competing and concertizing, Simon maintains a busy schedule as an instructor. He has served as a faculty member at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, where his students earned top scores on RCM exams and achieved great success in the local and provincial music festivals.
Simon plays a 2015 Glenn Canin guitar.
Visit Simon’s website for more information.