Wednesday, June 12th

Classical Guitar - Levels 9, 10 and Open

Adjudicator: Navid Niknejad

Classical Guitar - Levels 9, 10 and Open

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 9

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:1:00 PMName:Evan ChenTitles:
Grand Sonata, op. 22, Rondo in C Major by Fernando Sor
Vals, op.8, no.4 by Agustin Barrios
Home Festival:London
Time:1:15 PMName:Ethan SunTitles:
Étude No. II by Ida Presti
Choro-typico (Chôros No. 1) by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Home Festival:Norfolk
Time:1:30 PMName:Jaden HarrisonTitles:
Tango en skai by Roland Dynes
Asturias by Isaac Albeniz
Home Festival:Sudbury
Time:1:45 PMName:Gavin LiTitles:
Caprichio árabe, serenata by Francisco Tárrega
Tango en skai by Roland Dyens
Home Festival:Toronto

Classical Guitar - Level 10

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:2:00 PMName:Daniel LiTitles:
Variazioni su un tema di Handel, op. 107 by Mauro Giuliani
Prélude No. 2 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:2:15 PMName:Warren Maximilian LinTitles:
Etude No. 7 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Torre Bermeja by Isaac Albeniz
Home Festival:Peel
Time:2:30 PMName:Stanley SiuTitles:
Les soirées d'Auteuil, op.23 by Napoléon Coste
Suite española, op. 47 Asturias (no. 5) by Isaac Albeniz
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:2:45 PMName:Roman IbrahimovTitles:
Asturias Leyanda by Isaac Albéniz
Etude No. 2 by Heitor Villa Lobos
Home Festival:Toronto

Classical Guitar - Adult

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:3:10 PMName:Shuborno BiswasTitles:
Allegro op. 60, no. 23 by Matteo Carcassi
Suite del recuerdo, 5th mvt: Joropo by José Luis Merlin
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo

Classical Guitar - Diploma

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:3:25 PMName:Ireland HaveyTitles:
El decameron negro, 3 by Leo Brouwer
Tarantella by Johann Kaspar Mertz
Home Festival:Stratford
Time:3:50 PMName:Sizhe FangTitles:
Fugue in G Minor for Lute, BWV 1000 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Rêverie (Nocturne), op.19 by G. Regondi
Home Festival:Toronto

4:30 PM - Classical Guitar Workshop - Levels 9, 10, Diploma and Adult

Workshop will be held from approximately 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

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