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Since his concert debut at the age of 6, Celil Refik Kaya has received accolades for his myriad accomplishments at an early age, becoming the youngest first-prize winner of the 2012 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Prizewinner of international guitar competitions include Sofia (Bulgaria), Naxos (Greece), Vienna and Istanbul; and throughout the United States, award-winner at the 2012 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), Indiana International Guitar Competition, Boston Guitar Competition, Texas International Guitar Competition, Schadt String Competition and Philadelphia Guitar Competition. In 2017, Mr. Kaya was named “Rising Young Musician of the Year” by the Donizetti Classical Music Awards in Istanbul.