Maria Haro has been featured as soloist in the main theaters and concert halls of Brazil. She was born in Uruguay and is a Brazilian citizen. She began her guitar studies with Antônio Manzione (Brazil) and later took guidance from Henrique Pinto (Brazil), Leo Soares (Brazil), Abel Carlevaro (Uruguay), Miguel Girollet (Argentina) and Leo Brouwer (Cuba). She has a Bachelor degree in Music from the University of Rio de Janeiro (UNI-RIO), where she studied with Turíbio Santos. In 1993 she received a Master degree in Music from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) presenting the thesis: "Nicanor Teixeira: The music of a Brazilian guitarist-composer''. Since 1990 she is an assistant professor at UNIRIO. She received several awards in national competitions, notably the First place in the Villa-Lobos National Competition (1987). As soloist she has played and recorded works of numerous Brazilian composers: Nicanor Teixeira, Ricardo Tacuchian, Cláudio Santoro, Marisa Resende, Sérgio Barbosa, Antonio Guerreiro, H. D. Korenchendler, among others. Some of the recordings that she took part are “Die Barock Traversa”, “Orquestra de Violões do Rio de Janeiro”, “Koellreuter 70” , “Nicanor Teixeira por 28 intérpretes”, “Concerto Louvação”, “Imagem Carioca”, “Violões da AVRIO I e II”. In 1999 she was invited as a concertist, teacher and juror at the “I Festival y Concurso Isaac Nicola” in Camaguey, Cuba. In 2005 she played the opening concert of “Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra”, in Montevidéu – Uruguay, celebrating 10 years of the TV program “La Guitarra y sus Intérpretes”, hosted by the Uruguayan guitarist Cesar Amaro. In 2007, she participated in the Homage to the composer Agustin Barrios, in San Juan Bautista, Paraguay. This year she is releasing her CD “Fina Flor: Maria Haro interpreta Nicanor Teixeira”.



...”Maria Haro has always distinguished as guitarist and musician of exceptional talent.”  
Sérgio Abreu

...”Maria Haro is a brilliant performer with rich artistic personality and is a musician of first class.”

Turíbio Santos


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