And the Fingerstyle Winners Are…
Finals of the Fingerstyle category are over! The Jury of the Guitar Masters 2016 competition, composed of Preston Reed, Piotr Restecki, Martin Taylor and Krzysztof Pełech, selected the winners from among 24 finalists.
The winners were announced during the final Guitar Masters 2016 concert of Preston Reed, Martin Taylor, Piotr Restecki and the Que Passa band in the Wrocław Congress Centre.
The awards were presented by the Deputy Mayor of Wroclaw Anna Szarycz and the Guitar Masters Artistic Director Krzysztof Pełech.
The winners of the Fingerstyle Category Are:
I. place: Soenke Meinen (Germany)
II. place: David Lindorfer (Austria)
III. place: Antal Pusztai (Hungary)
Congratulations to all the winners!
All the winners had their recitals after the ceremony. Then Martin Taylor entered the stage and delighted the audience with his virtuosity and atmospheric jazz repertoire. During the show Taylor invited on stage the 15-year-old Young So Kim of South Korea, the youngest finalist of Guitar Masters 2016. Performing together, they stole heart of Wroclaw audiences, who gave them a round of thunderous applause.
Then Piotr Restecki entered the stage. His energy volcano gripped the public who applauded him and encouraged encores.
The culmination of the evening was the recital of the Que Passa band, who delivered a charming set of energetic world music.