Submissions Being Accepted for 2014 Domenic Troiano Guitar Awards

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

DTGASubmissions are now being accepted for the 2014 Domenic Troiano Guitar Awards. Three $5,000 prizes will be awarded to Canadian guitarists in the categories of Jazz, Multi-Genre (Rock, Blues, R&B, Country, etc.), and Classical, with trophies designed by  Istvan Fujkin. The deadline for submissions of one 3 to 4 minute performance on video to Sonicbids is Friday, March 28, 2014.

The cash prizes and trophies will be presented with performances by the award winners at the first annual Domenic Troiano Guitar Awards Dinner at Hugh’s Room in Toronto.

The Domenic Troiano Guitar Scholarship was created in 2006 to honour the legacy of an extraordinary Canadian music legend. Donations from 136 individuals and music related companies have funded $43,500 in scholarships for Canadian guitarists Aimee Piche, Lucus Haneman, Shawn Pickup, Floria Nica, Paul Kosmac, Michael Kolk, Jordan Laidlaw, Alex Goodman and James Graham.

The Trustees have reimagined the scholarship and are excited to announce the new annual

Says Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, “On June 30, 1967, I saw the Mandala at the North York Centennial Arena. At the side of the stage Donny gave me his autograph and his Mandala button. He told me how important it was to keep practicing and if I worked hard, I might get the chance to stand on stage and play for people some day. I was beaming. He was my first real inspiration and to this day I have a deep love and admiration for a man who truly knew the meaning of soul. I am proud to be a humble part of his enduring influence.”

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