The artists who perform the concerts during the Twents Gitaarfestival will also give masterclass. These masterclasses are open to public!
Sérgio en Odair Assad
Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio& Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble-playing come from a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition and studies under guitarist/lutenist MoninaTávora (1921-2011), a disciple of Andrés Segovia. In addition to setting new performance standards, the Assads have played a major role in creating and introducing new music made for two guitars. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, RadamésGnattali, MarlosNobre, Nikita Koshkin, Roland Dyens, Jorge Morel, Edino Krieger, and Francisco Mignone.
The masterclasses of the Assad Brothers are reserved for the EuroStrings Artists but open to the public.
He was born 1959 in Uruguay and grew up in Argentina.
He performed in 15 countries spread over three continents presenting his own compositions as well as a great spectrum of repertory, in lots of venues around the world. He performs regularly solo, as soloist with orchestra, as improviser in different constellations, and toured several times sponsored by the Goethe Institut and the Berliner Senatskanzlei. Further he recorded for national Televisions from Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Sweden, Switzerland, and India.
Parallel to his artistic activities Costa devotes himself to awaken and promote with new and holistic didactic concepts the creativity of young musicians. He gave master classes, lectures and seminars for institutions as Uppsala University of Sweden, Universidad Arsis of Chile, National Conservatories of Music of Peru, Estonia and Argentina among others.