Sidney Molina

Sidney Molina studied guitar and music composition with Manuel Fonseca, Armando Vidigal, Edelton Gloeden, and Ricardo Rizek. He received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the University of São Paulo and PhD in Semiotics at PUC-SP. Molina teaches guitar, musical aesthetics, and Brazilian music at the graduate and undergraduate music programs of Fiam Faam (São Paulo) and at the Carlos Gomes State Institute (Belém). As founding member of Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet (in 1992), he has participated in all of the group’s recitals, workshops, masterclasses, and orchestra concertos in Brazil, Europe, Australia, and the United States. As a soloist, Molina was invited to perform at Suntory Hall, Tokyo, in an event commemorating the hundredth year anniversary of Japanese immigration to Brazil in 2008. He is the artistic director of Concurso de Violão Souza Lima, the largest national classical guitar competition in Brazil, and has given guest lectures at important educational institutions including the University of São Paulo and Yale University. Molina is the music critic for newspaper Folha de S. Paulo and author of two books: Música Clássica Brasileira Hoje (2010) and Mahler and Schoenberg: Angústia da Inflência na Sinfonia de Câmara n.1 (2003).