Chrystian Dozza: Brazilian Inspirations!

Event details

  • September 8, 2024
  • 5:00 pm
  • Richard Gill Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts, 2 Bradford St Mt Lawley

Chrystian Dozza: Brazilian Inspirations!

  • 5.00pm, Sunday 8th September 2024
  • Richard Gill Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)
  • Tickets: $35 Full. $25 Conc.  Purchase tickets HERE


Chrystian Dozza is one of the leading lights of the new generation of Brazilian instrumental musicians, a brilliant young guitarist/composer whose talents have been widely displayed and rewarded. He has three recorded CDs: Songs from the Land (2006), Fantasia Mineira (2010) and Despertar (2014), made up of his original compositions and creative arrangements of Brazilian classics. Dozza has won many important contests, such as the Concurso Nacional de Violões Musicalis, Concurso Novos Talentos da Música Erudita and the Concurso Violão sem Fronteiras that cover all kind of guitar music, and are awarded at the renowned Festival Assad. He also won the prize for best instrumentalist of the XIV Prêmio BDMG Instrumental, one of the most important awards within the Brazilian instrumental music community, and was among the winners of the composition contest Concurso de Composição para Violão Solo – Novas #2. Besides performing as a solo artist, Chrystian also plays with a chamber music group, Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet, and with the guitar trio Trio Opus 12 alongside Paulo Porto Alegre and Daniel Murray. Chrystian Dozza is also a guitar teacher at EMESP – Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo. He made his Australian debut in 2016 and his North American debut with International Guitar Night in January/February 2017, playing more 30 concerts in Canada and USA. In 2018 Dozza made a big tour in Australia and also played several concerts in Germany alongside the Gypsy legend Lulo Reinhardt and the slide guitar master Debashish Battacharya. Chrystian is currently recording his 4th CD dedicated to chamber music, featuring Karin Schaupp, Trio Opus 12, Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet, Riverside Guitar Ensemble and Budapeste Symphonic Orqhestra.

“Chrystian Dozza is, today, one of the great compositional talents of Brazilian guitar. Chrystian’s song catches the listener’s attention by its diversified quality and, many times its innovative quality as well. There are many references in his music, but all of them adapted to his refined personal view. With his combination of formalism and freedom, Chrystian gives us pieces that will certainly make their way into the traditional repertoire of the Brazilian guitar scene.” — Sérgio Assad.