When a 25-year-old Antigoni Goni won first prize at the 1995 International Guitar Foundation of America Competition, she was already a seasoned recitalist with laurels from a handful of prestigious contests, including the Julian Bream and Stotsenberg International competitions. But the GFA honors opened the door to the next level: a large-scale concert tour in the United States, a rare recording contract with the respected Naxos label, and an enviable academic gig as the department head of Juilliard's Pre-College Guitar Division. It seems that Goni's combination of virtuosic technique and sensitive interpretive flair of a fresh repertoire is irresistible to judges and... More >>>