"A wide dynamic palette of finely graded tones and a sensitive design were heard." - Valley Headline News (USA)
The Brazilian-Hungarian guitarist FLÁVIO APRO is recognized for his work as guitarist, producer, researcher, and teacher. He holds a Master degree from UNESP and a Ph.D. from the São Paulo University and was one of the few disciples of the famous Argentinean Adolfina Raitzin, from whom he inherited the Tárrega-Segovia style. Apro is one of the most recognized Brazilian researchers on Musical Performance, with published books and several articles in leading academic journals. In connection with his research, he released the CD “Francisco Mignone - Doce Estudios Para Guitarra”, in Mexico. He performs regularly at the main Brazilian andinternational concert halls.
Apro is also a producer and South American representative of HERMANN HAUSER GUITAR FOUNDATION, a non-profit cultural institution based in Germany, organizing concerts and international competitions. His activity as a teacher is widely respected as the guitar chair of MARINGA STATE UNIVERSITY (Brazil) and visiting researcher at CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY FULLERTON (USA) and SZEGED UNIVERSITY BÉLA BARTÓK (Hungary), besides being a guest in several Brazilian and foreign institutions, teaching in Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Hungarian languages.
The Brazilian guitarist released several CDs for the prestigious label Brilliant Classics in Netherlands, such as "Flavio Apro Plays Napoleon Coste", “Nocturne” and “The Brazilian Guitar”, as well as “The Brazilian Guitar” sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, all of these available in the international market. Flávio Apro uses Augustine Strings.