Francisco Luz (1992) has been working as a member of the Brazilian Guitar Quartet since 2016. Among the performances over recent seasons are: the Frick Collection in New York; soloist with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, under Marin Alsop in the Sala São Paulo, the São Paulo Museum of Art, the BNDES in Rio de Janeiro and the Chamber Music Series at Capela Santa Maria, in Curitiba. He also performed in many cities in the USA, Mexico and Spain. In 2015, he was nominated for the Julian Bream Trust Award, performing for the legendary guitarist at his home in Tisbury, England.
Under the auspices of Brazil’s Ministry of Culture, he attended the Master in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of Alicante (Spain) under Paul Galbraith, David Russell, Paul O’dette, Manuel Barrueco, Pepe Romero and others. In Brazil, his most important teachers were Luiz Cláudio Ribas Ferreira and Fabio Zanon. He has a Bachelor’s degree in guitar from the School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná.
As a student, he participated in festivals both in Brazil and USA, such as the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America International Convention and Competition and also received full scholarship for two editions of the Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival.
Francisco lives in Curitiba where he works as a guitar teacher and is currently involved in two projects focused on the research and dissemination of Brazilian concert music: Duo Novo (guitar and trumpet) and Duo Luz-Ribeiro (guitar and flute).