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Praised by Soundboard magazine for his “lyrical playing” and “remarkable counterpoint,” Steve Kostelnik tours extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has won top honors at several important competitions including, the Naxos prize at the 1996 Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition, First prize at the 1995 Music Teachers National Association Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Competition, and First prize at the 1990 Southwest Festival Guitar Competition. His highly acclaimed debut recording “Steve Kostelnik: Guitar Recital” was released on the Naxos label in 1999. Dr. Kostelnik maintains a thriving private studio in central Austin.


DMA, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004

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