Victor Castro was born in Terceira - Azores (Portugal). He studied classical guitar at the Regional Conservatory of Angra do Heroísmo, where he studied with the Azorean Carlos Baptista Avila, with the Americans Steven Rings, Timothy Johnson, Miles D. Barford and Eddy Goldz and completed her studies with Robert Hugo (Uruguay). Furthermore, he masterclasses with renowned guitarists David Russell (Scotland), Eduard Isaac (Argentina), Costas Cotsiolis (Greece), Ana Vidovic (Croatia) Marco Pereira (Brazil), Sebastião Tapajós (Brazil),Fabio Zanon (Brazil) and Eduardo Fernandez(Uruguay). In 2009 he continues his study’s at Federal University of Maranhão.
In 1999, he recorded the CD "Victor Castro Plays", which performs works by eminent composers as Paulo Bellinatti, Mertz, Albéniz, Nikita Koshkin and Augustin Barrios. In 2001, he released the CD titled "Freedom of Tradition", showing some of is arrangements of traditional songs from Terceira Island (Azores) for the classical guitar.
It has held solo concerts in Portugal, Germany, United States, Argentina and several states in Brazil (Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul,Pará, Piauí and Maranhão). Also, work done in Portugal with several foreign musicians such as violinist Evgenia Soltys (Russia), cellist Grytsyouk Orest (Ukraine), the flutist Mikail Roussal (Ukraine) and the 1st clarinet in the orchestra of Milan, the Italian Christiani Latini.
In 2005, along with guitarist Azores Paulo Cunha, developed the project "Tribute to Carlos Paredes" in which he plays on Portuguese Guitar of Coimbra, compositions of the famous guitarist. Tribute was presented in St. Louis and several cities in Portugal in 2006 (see more in http://www.tributoacarlosparedes.net/).
Among the highlights of his career, we can mention the concert in celebration of "June 10" to His President of Portugal Dr. Jorge Sampaio, called the Festival of Music, Department of Culture of Coimbra and the International Festival Francisco Lacerda , invited to recital in Lisbon , at the auditorium of SPA, were he played the complete works for guitar of the Portuguese composer, Lopes Graça.
He played with the Chamber Orchestra of the Music School of Maranhão, on the Arthur Azevedo Theather on August 2007.He was invited to participate in the fourth and fifth week San Luis Guitar Festival. Also, part of the National Interpreting guitaristic in February 2008 and 2009, winning twice since the award "Raphael Rabelo, the 2nd overall in the National Contest, sponsored by the International Guitar Festival of Piauí (fenavipi), the competition was played by dozens of guitarists from all over the country and had the jury distinguished interpreters of the guitar, such as those devoted teachers Brazilian Henrique Pinto and Fabio Zanon, Marco Pereira, Sebastião Tapajós, and Croatian Ana Vidovic, guitar world spotlight in the news .
Taught classical guitar at the Conservatorio Regional de Angra do (Portugal) for eight years. And, currently lives in São Luís - MA (Brazil), was professor and coordinator of the classical guitar at the Music School of the State of Maranhão. He is currently a professor of classical guitar in Maranhão- Brazil, teaching private lessons and masterclasses, still dividing his time between solo performance and with other musicians.
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