Performance Competition Jury President
Bruce Holzman, Associate Professor of Guitar at Florida State University, Tallahassee, is a graduate of the High School of Performing Arts and New York University. His teachers have included Gustavo Lopez (Mexico), Rodrigo Riera (Venezuela), and Albert Valdes Blaine (Cuba). He has been a performer in the master classes of Oscar Ghiglia at the Aspen Music Festival and at the Academia Chigianna, Sienna, Italy. He has also been a performer in the master classes of Alirio Diaz at the Banff School of Fine Arts, Canada; and in Caracas, Venezuela. He has been an auditor in the master classes of Jose Tomas and Pepe Romero. Mr. Holzman’s students have won many awards and prizes, and hold positions at numerous universities and colleges.
Holzman has been on the faculties of The Toronto Guitar Fest, The Boston Guitar Fest, The Stetson Guitar Workshop, the Eastman Guitar Fest, and the Domaine Forget Academy of Music and Dance, Québéc, Canada. He has given master classes nationwide. Mr. Holzman has been on the Board of Advisors of the Guitar Foundation of America. He has been an adjudicator for the 42nd International Music Competition of the ARD, Munich, Germany, The American String Teachers Association, the Schadt String Competition, and The Guitar Foundation of America.