Carlos Barbosa-Lima

The renowned Brazilian master, performing solo works and duets with Larry Del Casale

“Barbosa-Lima has technique that is staggering and uses dynamics that few guitarists seem capable of … he is able to create utterly enduring jewels in music.” — All About Jazz

Friday, May 6, 2016, at 8:00 PM

Symphony Space
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York

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CARRILLO Sabor a mi
PIXINGUINHA Cochichando, Um a Zero
BARROSO Aquarela do Brasil
GERSHWIN Promenade, I Got Rhythm
LOBO Tristeza
JOBIM One Note Samba

Duets with Larry Del Casale:
PERNAMBUCO Sons de Carrilhoes
JOBIM Eu nao existo sem voce, Chovendo na Roseira, Luiza, A Felicidade
WILLIAMS Saturday Night at the World, Classical Gas
AZEVEDO Delicado
GERSHWIN Prelude No. 3
BROUWER Micropiezas

Carlos Barbosa-Lima was born in 1944 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He began studying the guitar at seven years of age. Five years later, Mr. Barbosa Lima made his concert debut in his native city and in Rio de Janeiro. He began recording while still in his teens and continued to appear regularly in concert on Brazilian television. His early studies were with Isaias Savio, who is considered, the father of the modern Brazilian guitar movement, and later with the legendary Andres Segovia.

Since his United States debut in 1967, he has enjoyed a global concert career in which the public and music critics are united in acclaiming him one of the world’s leading masters of the guitar.

Mr. Barbosa-Lima is widely recognized for his extraordinary skills as a performer and as an arranger of a wide variety of music from Scarlatti to Debussy, from Gershwin to Jobim and Brubeck and those in between. His inspired performances have catapulted him onto the world stage.

Larry Del Casale has been performing as a soloist and chamber musician since 1983 as demonstrated on his CD, Zenobia. His love for the ensemble format has afforded him the opportunity to work with a variety of distinguished artists over the years. The New York Times and other publications have praised Mr. Del Casale’s artistry and musicianship in the ensemble format.

In 1997, Mr. Del Casale was introduced to Carlos Barbosa-Lima through their mutual friend, Puerto Rican composer Ernesto Cordero. After six years of assisting and learning the arrangements of Barbosa-Lima, Del Casale and Barbosa-Lima debuted as a duo at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2003. Since then, Del Casale has assisted Barbosa-Lima in concert as his duo partner. In 2010, they were guest performers on WNYC’s SoundCheck with host John Schaefer, and a few days later they appeared for a third time at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

In 2012, Barbosa-Lima and Del Casale recorded the Micropiezas by Leo Brouwer for a ZOHO record label release. Both guitarists also performed in New York, France, Italy and Germany. In 2013 the all-Brouwer recording Beatlerianas, featuring Barbosa-Lima, the Grammy Award-winning Havana String Quartet, and Del Casale received a Latin Grammy nomination.

Del Casale is a graduate of The Mannes College of Music where he studied under the eminent Albert Valdes-Blain and later with guitar virtuoso, Michael Newman. He is also a contributing author for Classical Guitar magazine.

Voices of the Guitar is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.