Artur Miranda Azzi is an emerging classical musician from Brazil, currently pursuing a Master Degree at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt with a scholarship from the program Deutschlandstipendium.
Since 2016 he has resided in Germany, where he came with the assistance of a DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) scholarship to study the Künstlerisches Aufbaustudium, under the guitarist, composer and musicologist Tilman Hopstock, which he successfully concluded in 2019 with First Class Honors.
As one of the most talented classical guitarists in Brazil, he played concerts all over the country, and was also active in his hometown as artistic director of the festival "Violões pela Cidade“, a project with a strong social direction which organized more than 40 classical guitar concerts around the City, including in many peripheral areas.
Artur Miranda Azzi initiated his musical studies learning from his father, then later completed the Bachelor Degree with First Class Honors at the University of Minas Gerais, under Prof. Dr. Fernando Araújo and Prof. Dr. Flavio Barbeitas. Besides that, he had private classes with the guitarist and conductor Fabio Zanon.
Along his career Artur Miranda Azzi has been awarded many prizes. In 2012, he won the BDMG Young Musician Prize, and in 2014 he won the first Prize in the three most traditional Guitar Competitions in Brazil: Souza Lima Competition, The Villa Lobos Concervatoire Competition, and the Musicalis Guitar Competition. Later in Germany he was awarded the Prinzessin Margareth Von Hessen Competition and is now part of the Yehudi Menuhin – Live Music Now! program.
Besides worldwide concert presentations, Artur Miranda Azzi has been also active in areas such as music theory and composition. His transcription of the J. S. Bach's Violin Sonata n° 2 BWV 1003 has been published by the PRIM Verlag this year, and his great interest in new music encouraged him to work and collaborate with some promising young composers and ensembles.