The first Brazilian to receive the 1st Prize in the acclaimed Alhambra
International Guitar Competition, the guitarist Pedro Aguiar features
in the international musical scene as soloist and chamber musician, playing
in Brazil, Germany, USA, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Croatia, Spain, Italy and Austria
Pedro Aguiar was born in Brasília, Brazil in 1990. In 2011 he received his Bachelor of Music at the Goiás Federal University, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Eduardo Meirinhos. During that time he was granted a scholarship from CAPES/FIPSE to take part in an exchange program for six months at the Marshall University, in Huntington, West Virginia (USA), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Julio Alves. In 2012, Pedro Aguiar studied in Paris at the Conservatoire de Musique à Rayonnement d Aulnay-sous-Bois, being part of the prestigious class from Judicaël Perroy. In the same year, he won
a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD) to complete his Master of Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, under the guidance of Prof. Franz Halasz. After finishing his Master of Music in Guitar with distinction, he received a scholarship from the Orlandus Lassus Foundation (Rotary Club Munich) and completed a Master of Music in Contemporary Music, working as the Assistent Teacher at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich during that time.
Pedro Aguiar currently teaches at the Grünwald Music School (Musikschule Grünwald), with students from his class competing at a national level in the prestigious Young Musician competition.
Pedro Aguiar has won fifteen Guitar Competition Prizes, including; Salzburg Guitar Fest (Mozarteum University, Austria, 2017), XXXIX Gargnano International Guitar Competition (Italy, 2014), Andrés Segovia International Guitar Competition (La Herradura, Spain, 2014), Dr. Luis Sigall International Guitar Competition (Chile, 2017), Aachener Preis (Germany, 2015), Vital Medeiros International Guitar Competition (Brazil, 2012), Punta del Leste International Guitar Competition (Uruguay, 2011), Amarante International Guitar Competition (Portugal, 2015).
He has played with renowned international musicians, amongst them; Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), Débora Hálasz (piano), Phillip Stubenrauch (doublebass) and Rudens Turku (violin). In 2018 he will be recording his first CD for NAXOS, the largest classical music label in the world.