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By JULIA CROWE

THIS PAST autumn, the

DAddario Music Foundation, in conjunction with D'Addario and Company, presented the first concert of the 2O1l-2O12 D'Addario Pro-Arte Concert Series featuring Australian guitadst RuPert BoYd and Brazilian guitarist trduardo Minozzi-Costa. This concert series is a re-launch of the twelveyear-long series first established in 1979 as a showcase for younger guitarists. t Rupert Boyd, winner of the 3 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and winner of the o Concerto Eisenberg-Fried F first the o been Competition, had F o performer of the evening. BoYd T L holds a Bachelor of Music degree D'Addario Left to right: Janet D'Addario, Jim D'Addario, Chairman & CE0 of with First Class honours from the & Co. Suzanne D'Addario-Brouder, Exec Director, D'Addario Music Foundation UniversitY Australian National Eduardo Minnozi-Costa and Rupert Boyd. School of Music, where he studied with Timothy Kain. He holds, a As for his advice for other guitarists on entering Master of Music degree from the Manhattan he says, 'Competitions can be a competitions, the from Diploma Artist an and School of Music great way to gain exposure and performance Yale University School of Music. experience in addition to meeting people. I advise Phillip composer Australian performed Boyd entering competitions with the idea of treating it st, Houghton's Fore N ortlrcrn of tlrc Houghton's God as a performance opportunity and learning expenod to Joan Miro's 1922 cubist painting of the rience and to not place too much importance on former his wrote for Houghton which same title, the outcome alone. Competitions are also a great teacher Sebastian Jorgensen. Sharp' marching opportunity to learn new repertoire and to push basses punctuating contrastin$ treble notes at the your playing to its highest level.' opening of this pensive modernist piece. Boyd perEduardo Minozzi-Costa, the second guitarist to and busy Fornerod's Alois-Henri-Gerard formed perform, completed his Bachelor's Degree in guidulcet Prelude op. 13, ori$inally written for tar performance at the University of Sao Paulo Segovia; Heitor Villa-I-obos' Etude AIo. 8: Moderato with Dr. Edelton Gloeden. Minozzi-Costa arrd Boyd coaxed a lovely tone from Etrtde' No. 9: received a sponsorship to visit the US from the cassomber, Piazzolla's Astor and Antme Tres Peu Sao Paulo United States Consulate General, cading Inuierno Pofteno. He closed his programme resulted in a full scholarship to pursue his which spritely and fun Tarrega's Arcas/F. with J. Masters and Doctorate degrees in guitar perforFrrntasic- Sobre l-aTrauiata de Verdt and art encore mance at the University of Arizona' He has been of AlbenZ' Torre Bermeja. a teaching assistant to Professor Thomas Boyd arrived in the United States in August 2OO4 Patterson since 2O06. Minozzi-Costa is the winto pursue his Masters of Music degree and he has ner of the Alhambra International Guitar been living in NewYork as a freelance musician for Competition in Dallas, Texas and he earned third the past three years. He teaches privately and perplace at the 2O1O GFA comPetition. forms both solo and chamber music, 'everything For his programme, Minozzi-Costa performed soprawith a duo to a guitar ensembles from iazz the French baroque piece, Les Bctrricades no sax player.' He has established the Australial Mgsterieuses by Francois Couperin; the A Major Guitar Duo with guitarist Jacob Cordover and key, 3/8 tempo Sonatq K2Og by Domenico recently recorded a debut CD with producer John Scarlatti and Spanish Serenade by Joaquin Taylor in London that shall be released in March Malats, which had been a favourite of Se$ovia's 2Ol2 witkr a lS-concert tour in Australia. They repertoire. Minozzi-Costa revelled in playing recorded the CD at the Holy Trinity Church, surBrazilian composers from various generations for rounded by wheat fields in Weston, Hertfordshire, the rest of the programme, starting with the 4O minutes north of London. I

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