Guitar, Performance Competition Judge

February 26, 2021
6:00 pm EST

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Virtuoso Brazilian guitarist Fabio Adour is frequently invited to perform as a soloist with orchestras, including Villa-Lobos’ guitar concerto with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro in 2004 and Edino Krieger’s two-guitar concerto together with Mario da Silva with the Symphonic Orchestra of the UFRJ School of Music at Sala Cecilia Meireles in 2018. Among the composers who dedicated new works for him are Ricardo Tacuchian, Mario Ferraro, Alexandre Eisenberg, Marcos Lucas, Rodrigo Marconi, and José Orlando Alves. He performed in numerous chamber ensembles and is currently a member of the Abstrai Ensemble, an international group with mixed instruments dedicated to contemporary music. He recorded the CD “Experience” with Abstrai Ensemble in 2018.

His Duo Adour with soprano Andréa Adou specializes in the 20th- and 21st-century repertoire and performed several new works dedicated to the duo. He forms another outstanding guitar duo with David Ganc on a repertoire combining popular and classical music. Their álbum “Encontro” were released on digital platforms in 2019.

Adour is also a composer/arranger and his compositions and arrangements have regularly been performed and recorded by renowned interpreters; his orchestrations / arrangements of songs by Danilo Caymmi and Joana for the Christmas Concerts of the Church of Candelária in 2018 and 2019 stand out.

As a teacher of harmony, improvisation, guitar, composition and musical Perception, he participated in several Music Festivals in Brazil, such as the Diamantina Winter Festivals at UFMG, where he was coordinator and professor in the area of music from 2004-2009, Contemporary Schedule of SESC (2011), the Panel of Bands of FUNARTE (2012 to 2016), and the International Festival of Brazilian Colonial Music and Ancient Music of Juiz de Fora (2018 and 2019). In research congresses and symposiums, he has been publishing articles on topics related to popular music, music education, composition and analysis. In 2015, he published the book On Harmony: A Conceptual Profile Proposal, which won the Funarte Award for Critical Production in Music 2013.

Adour is a Professor at the Department of Musicology and Music Education and the Graduate Program in Music at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); former professor at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) School of Music and the Brazilian Conservatory of Music; PhD in Education from UFMG; Master in Music at UFRJ; Bachelor of guitar from UNI-RIO. He teaches, at UFRJ, subjects such as Musical Perception, Functional Harmony and Auditory Transcription.