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 Fiam Faam, is the academic director of the graduate program in Classical and Brazilian guitar at Faculdade Santa Marcelina (São Paulo), and is Musician-in-Residence of the Portuguese School at Middlebury College (USA). 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, Columbia, Stony Brook and Yale. Molina é crítico musical de jornal Folha de S. Paulo e autor dos livros: Música Clássica Brasileira Hoje (2010) e Mahler e Schoenberg: Angústia da Inflência na Sinfonia de Câmara n.1 (2003).