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Eight guitarists from all over the globe have been chosen to compete in the 2014 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.

In alphabetical order, they are:

• Dan Alexandru Arhire (Romania).

• Chad Ibison (United States). Ibison competed before, in 2008.

• Ekachai Jearakul (Thailand). Jearakul entered in 2012 and took third prize.

• Laura Klemke (Germany). Klemke took second place in 2008.

• Marcin Kuzniar (Poland).

• Sanel Redzic (Bosnia and Germany). Redzic competed in 2012.

• Marko Topchii (Ukraine).

• You Wang (China).

The semifinals will take place in the WNED Studios in downtown Buffalo on June 4 and June 5. The finals will be held on June 7 in Kleinhans Music Hall.

Each event begins at 7:30 p.m. The semifinals will be broadcast live on Classical 94.5 WNED and streamed online at www.wned.org. Tickets are $12 for the semifinals and $41-$72 for the finals, with discounts for students and seniors. For info, call 885-5000.

email: mkunz@buffnews.com