Lucas Cesar de Oliveira Imbiriba
Guitarist - Titles of Master of Arts & Meisterklassen Diplom
Lucas Imbiriba starts his guitar studies at the age of 10 at the Conservatório Carlos Gomes (Brazil) having lessons with Antonio Carlos and Salomão Habib. After finishing his conservatory studies in 2001, he is admitted at the Pará State University (UEPA) with Aloisio Laurindo Junior and Sydney Molina.
In 2002 he moves to Barcelona (Spain) to have lessons with Iliana Matos, at the Escola Luthier. After being admitted at the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Barcelona) he studies with Zoran Dukic and Àlex Garrobé.
In 2006 he moves to Germany to study his Meisterklass Diplom with Prof. Franz Halasz at the Nürnberg-Augsburg Musik Hochschule, concluding it in 2008 with highest marks. In 2009 he started a Master in Classical Guitar with Prof. Mathias Seidel at the Mozarteum University, in Salzburg, concluding it in 2011.
Since 2014 he works as a Professor at the Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil, teaching classical and folk guitar.
SOME OF HIS AWARDS IN MUSIC COMPETITIONS
-1st prize in the IX Souza Lima guitar competition (SP-Brasil, 1998),
-1st prize in the II José Tomás Villa de Petrer guitar competition (Alicante-Spain, 2003),
-1st prize in the VII "Festival de Jóvenes Intérpretes de Barcelona" guitar category (Barcelona-Spain, 2003)
-1st prize in the VII Vila de Salou guitar competition (Salou-Spain, 2004)
-1st prize in the Catalan contemporary music in the X music competition L'Arjau (Barcelona-Spain, 2005)
-1st prize in the IV Premis Tutto Demestres de la ComRadio (Barcelona-Spain, 2005)
-1st prize in the Villa de Aranda Guitar competition (Aranda de Duero-Spain, 2005)
-1st prize in the II Valle de Egüez Guitar Competition (Navarra – Spain, 2007)
CONCERTS AND EVENTS
Lucas has performed concerts and shows in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Trinidad & Tobago, the USA, etc.
He has played in the VII "Semana de la guitarra de Petrer", in the XVI and XVII "Festival de guitarras de Barcelona" and has played in Concert Halls like the Teatro da Paz (Brazil), L'Auditori de Barcelona (Spain), Nikolaisaal (Germany), Stefaniensaal (Austria) and Krasnoyarsk Hall (Russia).
In 2005 he released his first CD called "Contra las Cuerdas" by the Spanish discography D+3, recording that received 5 star critics from the newspaper "El Peridodic".
In 2006 he performed the premiere of the Concerto for Electric guitar and orchestra by Sergi Casanellas, piece dedicated to Lucas and perfomed with David Albet Orchestrain at L´Auditori de Barcelona.
In 2008 he was invited to take part as a Jury Member at the III Egüez Guitar Competition, in Spain.
On January 2009 he was invited to play at the 31st Summer Festival of EMB (Brazil) and at the World Social Forum (Brazil), event that included names such as Seu Jorge, Manu Chao, presidents of all Latin American Nations and more than sixty thousand visitors.
From 2008 to 2011, Lucas has been invited to perform various Concertos for Guitar and Orchestra with the Brandenburguishes Staatsorchester, Grosses Orchester Graz, Jena Philarmonic, Krasnoyarsk Philarmonic and Neu Brandenburg Pilharmonie.
On 2010 he was invited to perform at the Samos Music Festival, Greece.
On July 2011, Lucas performed a solo concert in the Winners & Master Festival celebrated at Gasteig, Munich. Lucas Imbiriba was the first classical guitarist to perform in this Music Festival.
On August 2011 he toured with his rock band “Lucas Cesar Expedition” through the coast of Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.
On September 2011, Lucas toured in Trinidad & Tobago, performing both classical and folk music. During his stay he also offered masterclasses at the South Caribbean University and the University of Trinidad & Tobago.
On November 2011 he performed at the Solitaer Hall of the Salzburg Music University a concert called “Lucas Imbiriba, a brazilian between tradition and pop”.
On February 2012 Lucas toured through Russia performing with Alexander Vinistky and Mikhail Smirnof, performing also with the Kaluga Chamber Orchestra.
During March and April 2012 Lucas was invited to perform concerts in two Cruisers from the german company Happag-Lloyd. One Cruiser traveled trhough Brunei, Malasya, Vietnam and China; and the other one traveled through Peru, Ecuador, Panamá, Colombia, Venezuela as well as various Caribbean islands.
On April 2012 he was invited to perform and teach masterclasses at the Escola de Música de Teresina, Brazil.
In December 2012 Lucas had a 30 days tour through different regions of Russia, performing with Orchestra, solo and with Alexander Vinitsky Trio.
On February 2013 Lucas performed with the violinist Oscar Bohorquez at the Henkel Musikfestival, Wiesbanden, Germany.
From March 28th until April 8th 2013 Lucas performed at the 12th Foir Internationale of Conakry, capital of the Republic of Guiné.
On June 2014 Lucas became professor of the Federal University of Pará, Brazil, where he teaches guitar in its Music School (EMUFPA).
In 2014 he performed several shows and concerts in Brazil and Russia, together with the Russian guitarist Nikita Saveliev, as well as solo concerts.
In 2015 he toured with the Nurnberg Symphony Orchestra in Germany and performed solo concerts in Germany and Brazil.
On February 2016 he toured in Russia perfoming solo concerts and a concert with the Hakassian Symphonic Orchestra in Abakan. Also he toured in Brazil with his rock band, performing his own composition of his last album entitled Change of Plans.