Ekachai Jearakul, right, of Thaliand will compete in the 2014 JoAnn falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. He is pictured at the 2012 competition with fellow guitarists Celil Refik Kaya of Turkey and Petrit Ceku of Croatia. (Buffalo News file photo)

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

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