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Quotes About the 2019 Competition

"Pepperdine and Malibu are the center of the classical guitar universe thanks to Professor Parkening. The next generation of musicians is wonderful."

–Manuel Del Arroz, Malibu Surfside News

"I'm absolutely blown away and impressed with the level of talent in this competition. I haven't seen a better performance anywhere."

–Edye Rugolo, Malibu Surfside News


Parkening International Guitar Competition
Pepperdine University
Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263


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