Brazilian artist studied with Segovia, debuted at Carnegie Hall at 23
One of the world’s most respected acoustic guitarists, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, returns to Honolulu for a solo recital in HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, December 28th at 7:30 p.m. Barbosa-Lima is famous for his transcriptions of Latin American music for guitar and his interpretation of a wide range of melodic music ranging from standards to jazz to pop. Hawaii fans will have a chance to hear him live in the intimacy of HPR’s Atherton Studio for the first time in more than a decade. Reservations may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during business hours. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street.
Barbosa-Lima was born on December 17, 1944 in São Paulo, Brazil and began playing guitar at the age of seven. Among his teachers were the influential Brazilian guitarists Isaias Savio and Andrés Segovia. While still a child, he was performing in public and he made his recording debut when he was just 12. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 23 and has maintained an international career as both a performer and arranger ever since.
He first toured the United States in 1967, and during 1971-1972 Barbosa-Lima performed in London and New York, gaining a worldwide reputation. Since then he has recorded over 50 albums featuring music in a wide variety of styles and genres His recordings feature the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Luiz Bonfá, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein (songs from West Side Story), and a variety of lesser-known Brazilian composers.
Barbosa-Lima's tasteful yet virtuosic control of the guitar has resulted in consistently delightful and intimate solo recitals that appeal to a wide audience of fans of great musical performance.
About HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio
The Atherton Studio seats 75 people and is home to a magnificent Bösendorfer concert grand piano. The Studio is available for rent for musical performances, community group meetings, and lectures. It is located in the HPR office and studio complex at 738 Kaheka Street, across from the Honolulu Don Quijote. Metered street parking is available, as are paid lots at the First Hawaiian Bank (Kapi‘olani branch) and in the Pan Am building.