May 2016 Meeting: Carlos Barbosa-Lima


The presentation will be followed by our Open Mic. Sign up in advance to play — see the Member Events page for details. NYCCGS Member Events are free and open to all members and first-time guests, and are supported by a generous grant from the D’Addario Foundation.

Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Center
311 West 43rd Street, 8th floor, between 8th and 9th Ave. (map)
New York City

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.