We have our 2018 Winners!See the full list belowThanks to all who registered!

We have our 2018 Winners!See the full list belowThanks to all who registered!

We have our 2018 Winners!See the full list belowThanks to all who registered!

We have our 2018 Winners!See the full list belowThanks to all who registered!

We have our 2018 Winners!See the full list belowThanks to all who registered!

We have our 2018 Winners!See the full list belowThanks to all who registered!

We have our 2018 Winners!See the full list belowThanks to all who registered!

We have our 2018 Winners!See the full list belowThanks to all who registered!

Announcing the winners of the 2021 Dreamcatcher Guitar Contest!

Hi Everyone! Very happy today to announce the winners for my Dreamcatcher guitar contest! We have two Grand Prize Winners and 8 outstanding runner ups! There were so many other outstanding performances! I loved all the interpretations from my solo guitar album, Dreamcatcher!The 2 Grand prize winners are Andres Corredor from Bogata, Colombia & Wesley Amorim from Brazil/ Los Angeles.

We also had great performances and interpretations from the US, Canada, Norway, Italy, Indonesia and Slovenia, amongst others. Thank you so much to Yamaha Guitars, The Yamaha Music Foundation and the MASCOT LABEL GROUP.

Thank you! Keep playin & makin’ great music! Lee

Grand Prize Winners

Andres Corredor (Bogotá, Colombia)

Wesley Amorim (Brazil/Los Angeles)

 

Here’s 8 other outstanding players/videos! Tough choices, but everyone makin music in their own way!

Runner Ups

Matt Greenwood / Canada
Tim Johnson / Norway
David Dobrzynski / US
Cristiano Gallian / Italy
Ismael Nascimento /US
Nick DiGiovanni /Italy
Daniel Dyonisius / Indonesia
Klemen Smolej / Slovenia

Six Stringers!!

Welcome to the world-wide Six String Theory competition!

2020 is our 10th year anniversary since we began with the first competition and the “Six String Theory” record that started it all!

Look for an announcement in the 2nd half of this year. We are planning some amazing live International performances, plus recording, educational & career opportunities.

When we do launch, we are looking for guitar players in 6 categories… & rhythm section players in 3 categories:

GUITAR

1)Jazz
2)Rock/ Metal
3)Acoustic/ Country
4)Blues (elec & acc)
5)Classical/ Flamenco
6)Rhythm/ Accompaniment

RHYTHM section

7)Piano/keys
8)Bass (elec & acc)
9)Drums

We are so proud watching the development of so many musicians that have joined the SST family in the last 10 years! To be continued…

Lee Ritenour

9 Grand Prize Winners

Jazz Guitar: Cecil Alexander (USA)
Rock Guitar: Johannes Persson (Sweden)
Blues Guitar: Hayden Fogle (USA)
Acoustic Guitar: Eric Jayne (USA)
Classical Guitar: Hedvika Svendova (Czech, France)
Rhythm Guitar: Kaspar Jalily (France)
Piano: Holger Marjamaa (Estonia, USA)
Bass: Petar Pera Krstajic (Serbia, USA)
Drums: Euan Leslie (Scotland, USA)

Finalists

Jazz Guitar

2- Jared Sachs (USA)
3- Ely Perlman (Israel)
4- Matt Chandler (UK)
5- Matt Landon (USA)

Also Placed: Matteo Prefumo (Italy), Michael Gonzalez (USA), Quentin Angus (USA), Robin Snyder (USA), Roy Ben Bashat (Israel), Vicente Barra (Chile)

Rock Guitar

2- Kaspar Jalily (France)
3- Joel Kent (UK)
4- Ramon Luis Galang (Phillipines)
5- Tatiana Para (Brazil)

Also Placed: David Saborio (USA), Kiriakos Bouloubasis (Greece), Marco Pisani (Italy), Scarcella Julian (Germany)

Blues Guitar

2- Chase Walker (USA)
3- Bryson Taylor (USA)
4- Nate Lupi (USA)
5- Leander Hjerpas (Norway)

Also Placed: Camden Gonzales (USA), Sebastian Fernandez (USA)

Acoustic Guitar

2- Nick Johnson (USA)
3- Allen Do (USA)
4- Antonio Palumbo (Italy)
5- Ricardo Giuffrida (Brazil)

Also Placed: Emma Dean Moseley (USA), Joseph Lynch (USA), Sotos Bakas (Netherlands)

Classical Guitar

2- Kevin Loh (Singapore)
3- Yago Santos (Spain)
4- Silviu Ciulei (USA)
5- Roxane Elfasci (France)

Also Placed: Giovanni Piacentini (Mexico, USA), Ivan Petricevic (Germany), Ricardo Giuffrida (Brazil), Zviad Inashvili (Georgia)

Rhythm/Accompaniment

2- Raphael Braga De Jesus (Brazil)
3- Orlando Bonzi (Spain)
4- George Collins (UK)
5- Robert Adams, Jr. (USA)

Also Placed: Kenneth Rubenstein (USA)

Piano

2- Chase Morrin (USA)
3- Marcio Garcia (USA)
4- Hari Kim (South Korea)
5- Brian Clay (USA)

Also Placed: Emanuel Smith (USA), Minji Kim (USA), Yusuke Yabui (Japan), Zoltan Balogh (Hungary)

Bass Guitar

2- Pablo Contreras (Chile)
3- Erkinbek Kydykbaev (Kyrgyzstan)
4- Raphael Braga De Jesus (Brazil)
5- Bruno Vellozo da Silva (Brazil)

Also Placed: Ciara Moser (Austria), Issah Contractor (Canada), Anton Shcherbakov (Russia)

Drums

2- George Kapanadze (Georgia)
3- Archibald Ligonniere (France)
4- Conor Malloy (USA)
5- Antonio Lambright Jr (USA)

Also Placed: Diego Alvarez Zuniga (Chile), Felipe Fraga (USA)

Congratulations to our 2018 Berklee College of Music Scholarship Winners:
Emma Moseley- 4 Year Scholarship
Hedvika Svendova – Individual Course Scholarship
Euan Leslie – Certificate Scholarship

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