João Vitor David
Brazilian guitarist João began to play popular music from Brazil in 2010 through a social project called “Ecoarte” in his hometown Mossoró-RN. Later on Guido Alves introduced him to the classical guitar. Joaõ studied under professor Alves at the D’allva Stella Nogueira Freire Conservatory. From there on Joāo went on to perform across the northeast of Brazil working both in chamber music ensembles and as a soloits. He also worked as a guitarist for Camerata de Violões do RN for four years, a group with whom he premiered many pieces and recorded a CD.
João’s prescence in the music scene increased thanks to his experience at several international guitar competitions. He won second place at II Concurso Internacional de Violão and third place at II Concurso Internacional do IFCE. He also was a finalist in over ten other competitions.
Alongside his performance career, for the past ten years João has been working as a music teacher. He is always diligent in providing his students' necessary tools for technical and musical development, together with inspiration and love for guitar and music.
Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in Music Performance at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale under the guidance of Dr. Isaac Lausell. At SIU Joāo holds a Graduate Assistantship position as a Teaching Assistant for the guitar area teaching Applied Guitar and Guitar Ensembles.
His main guitar professor and mentors are Guido Alves, João Raone, João Luiz, and Fabio Zanon. He has performed in masterclasses with Duo Siqueira Lima, João Luiz, Fabio Zanon, Thibaut Garcia, Andrea Roberto, Daniel Wolf, David Giovanni, Gilson Antunes, Mario Ulloa, Rene Izquierdo, and David Leisner.
João holds his Bachelor’s degree in Music - Classical Guitar from Federal University of Rio Grande Do Norte with his mentor Dr. João Raone.
He plays a Masaji Nobe (1963) from Japan, and a Lúcio Jacob (2014) Fleta’s copy from Brazil.
"I want my students to discover a universe of new emotions through the music." - João