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João Luiz

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João Luiz is a two-time Latin Grammy nominee guitarist, educator, and composer. Winner of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild Competition as a member of the critically acclaimed Brasil Guitar Duo, João has performed extensively in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. João’s interests include bridging Classical, Jazz, and Latin American music, and discovering ways to make classical music education more accessible to minorities. He is the director of chamber music and head of guitar studies at CUNY Hunter College and teaches guitar at Stony Brook University.