Thursday, June 13th

Classical Guitar - Levels 6, 7 and 8

Adjudicator: Navid Niknejad

Classical Guitar - Levels 6, 7 and 8

Having studied classical guitar in four countries, Navid Niknejad has extensive international experience as a guitarist and instructor. He began his musical training in his native country, Iran. After finishing his bachelor's in music at the University of Tehran in 2011, he moved to the Netherlands to study at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Lex Eisenhardt. In 2015, he received a full-tuition scholarship to pursue a Master of Music in guitar performance at California State University, Fullerton, under the guidance of Dr. Marth Masters.

Navid is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto with Dr. Jeffrey McFadden. Navid has also studied in masterclasses of some of today's most prominent guitarists, including Alvaro Pierri, Judicael Perroy, Marcin Dylla, Zoran Dukic, and Pavel Steidl, among others.

In addition to pursuing a career as a soloist, Navid has been active as a pedagogue in all the countries he lived in. Since 2017, he has worked as a Teaching Assistant at U of T, coaching the guitar chamber music ensembles. He has also appeared in different chamber music settings, including duos with flute, voice, and guitar in the Netherlands, USA, and Canada.


North Burlington Baptish Church
1377 Walkers Line
Burlington, On L7M 0Z1

Classical Guitar - Level 6

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:1:00 PMName:Maria FrenkelTitles:
Sonata No. 5, 1st mvt. by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Aire de estilo (no. 1) by José Luis Merlin
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:1:10 PMName:Zachary RusafovTitles:
Waltz, op. 51, no. 8 by Napoleon Coste
Nocturne No. 2, op. 4, no. 2 by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Home Festival:Toronto

Classical Guitar - Level 7

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:1:20 PMName:Grace OldendorpTitles:
Prelude, BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach
My Lady Hunsdon's Allemande, Poulton 54 by John Dowland
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:1:30 PMName:Elias AoudiTitles:
Allegretto, op. 47, no. 4 by Fernando Sor
Etude, op. 60, no. 19 by Matteo Carcassi
Home Festival:London
Time:1:40 PMName:Anneke OldendorpTitles:
Vals en re by Francisco Tárrega
Candombe en mi by Máximo Diego Pujol
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:1:50 PMName:Emanuelle CooperTitles:
Vals venezolano (no.4) by Jorge Cardoso
Prélude No. 3 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Home Festival:Toronto

Classical Guitar - Level 8

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:2:00 PMName:Leah ConradTitles:
Suite for Solo Cello No. 1, BWV 1007, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Julia Florida, Barcarola by Agustin Barrios
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:2:10 PMName:Ethan Hyunseung RaTitles:
The Frog Galliard, Poulton 23 by John Dowland
Grand Sonata for Guitar and Violin, MS 3, 2nd mvt. by Niccolò Paganini
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:2:20 PMName:Brandon LamTitles:
Sonata in A Major, K 322 by Domenico Scarlatti
Prelude No.1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:2:35 PMName:Zacharia CooperTitles:
Marieta, Mazurka by Francisco Tarrega
Preludio saudade by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Home Festival:Toronto

3:00 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 3:00 pm until 4:45 pm.

Announcement of the winners will happen at the end of the workshop.