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Denis Azabagic

Denis Azabagic, (Bosnia and Herzegovina), is one of the most compelling classical guitarists on the international concert circuit today. He performs concerts around the globe, maintaining a balance between his solo recitals, chamber music with the Cavatina Duo, and engagements … Continue reading

Date and Time: Saturday November 1, 2014 at 7:00pm (pre-concert talk at 6:15pm)
Location: Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC
Performer's Website: http://www.azabagic.com/

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GFA International Youth Competition 2014 Winner - Alan Liu from Vancouver

Posted On: 2014-06-28 22:10:40

Congratulations to Alan Liu on winning first prize (junior division) at the GFA International Youth Competition 2014 in Fullerton, California! Alan’s father, Sewell Liu, VCGS members Galina Jitlina and Natasha Pashchenko and his fellow-guitarist Liel Amdour attended the convention and had the chance to enjoy Alan’s performance in the Youth Finals. Alan’s teacher, Daniel Bolshoy, was cheering for Alan from Vancouver.

Born in Xi’An, Chinain December of 2001, XuKun (Alan) Liu has been studying the guitar as well as the piano since the age of five. Some of Alan’s past guitar teachers include Pin Jin, Xia Yang, at the Baroque School of Music in Xi’An. Alan is currently studying with Daniel Bolshoy at the VSO School of music in Vancouver.

Still in his pre-teens, he has already amassed an impressive list of first prizes in music competitions, on both the guitar and the piano. 

Among his recent prizes are: first prize at the 2014 Guitare Montreal international youth competition, two consecutive first place prizes in the junior and intermediate guitar divisions at the 2013 and 2014 British Columbia Performing Arts festivals, the intermediate guitar division in the Kiwanis festival of Vancouver and the senior guitar division of the Richmond Music Festival. He has also won multiple gold medals as a pianist.

Alan has participated in numerous master classes and has won several scholarships to support his studies.

Alan and his Vancouver support group after competition results have been announced





Kiwanis 2014 Winners - Congratulations!

Posted On: 2014-06-27 17:17:19

VCGS extends warm congratulations to this year’s Kiwanis winners and recipients of VCGS awards: Alan Liu, Abe Landa, Oliver Korman, and Brandon Krezeski (no picture available). Excellent job, guys!

Notice to Members: The Annual General Meeting of The Vancouver Classic Guitar Society

Posted On: 2014-03-16 01:22:09

The meeting will be held
Sunday, April 20, 2014, 2:45 pm


Vancouver, BC
In order to vote you must be present and paid up in membership fees. Voting by proxy is not allowed.
 Family memberships are entitled to one vote.


The offices of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Program Director, Publicity Director, Secretary-Treasurer and Member at Large will be open to election. Candidates must have served as members of the Executive Board or as volunteers for at least for one year to be eligible for election to the Board of Directors. Members of the Executive Board will be elected as well. A Nomination Committee will maintain a list of nominees. To put names forward for nomination please email  info@vancouverguitar.org


2:45 pm AGM Registration
3:00 pm AGM Call to order
Quorum Report
Chairman’s Report
Presentation of Financial Statements
Program Director Report
Election of Board of Directors
Election of Executive Board
Other Business

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