Yamandu Costa, 7-string guitar virtuoso, was born in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He began his guitar studies with his father, Algacir Costa, band leader of "Os Fronteiriços", when he was 7 years old. Later, he perfected his technique with Lucio Yanel, Argentine virtuoso who was then settled in Brazil. When he was 17, he played for the first time in São Paulo at "Circuito Cultural Banco do Brasil" (BB Cultural Tour). The event was produced by "Estúdio Tom Brazil" (Tom Brazil studio), and from then on he was recognized as one of the most gifted guitar players of Brazil. Yamandu has created his very particular style of compositions, somewhere between the typical music of the south of Brazil, Choro, and Samba, with acrobatic-like passages, high tempo, and yet very delicate and melodious pieces. So far, Yamandu has recorded 25 albums and 4 DVDs, including solos, duos, trios, quartets, and with the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mato Grosso and the OCTSP-São Pedro Theater Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed with several orchestras around the world, and with renowned musicians such as Baden Powell, Sergio Assad, Pepe Romero, and Juan Falú, among many others. Besides numerous concerts throughout Brazil, Yamandu has toured in many countries across the globe.