Saturday, September 18, 2010

The nation-wide success of Marcelo Barbosa’s GTR Institute

We’re proud to announce that some teachers and former students of GTR headed by Marcelo Barbosa have recently entered the finals of the two most important guitar contests in Brazil in 2010.

Dimas Andrade is one of the seven finalists of Double Vision contest, chosen from 500 candidates. In the final of the other contest, Tagima Dream Team 2010, there are two GTR related masters. Besides Dimas Andrade, the guitar teacher Ian Lucena has also reached the final. Both are former students of GTR and nowadays they teach in the Institute.

It’s also an honor to us that two other ex-students/teachers of GTR have been specially mentioned in Double Vision contest, despite not entering the grand final: Alex Pires and Rodrigo Fernandez.

It’s very important for us that many GTR students and teachers have played a significant part in all the guitar contests on the national level during the last years. This is a real evidence of incredible talent, professionalism and dedication of everyone who is a part of our great GTR family.

We can also mention such GTR names as Lucas Fagundes (NIG, Souza Lima), Bruno Albuquerque (NIG, Tagima Dream Team), Ian Lucena (NIG) and Rodrigo Fernandez (Kiko Loureiro/D'Addario).

”I’m really proud to have this opportunity to work personally, in my lecture room with all these people and many other great guitarists. I’m very happy to put my efforts in the music education process of every one of them. I’m totally sure, that it’s only the beginning.

Thanks a lot to all the students, teachers and partners and good luck to our new talents!”

Marcelo Barbosa

Check out a few videos of the masters from GTR:

Dimas Andrade

Alex Pires

Rodrigo Fernandez

Ian Lucena (Bemolator)

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Marcelo Barbosa will participate in Expomusic 2010 (Brazil)

The guitarist Marcelo Barbosa will participate in 27th International musical exhibition Expomusic 2010 which will take place in São Paulo on September 22-26th, Expo Center Norte.

Expomusic is one of the biggest exhibitions of musical instruments, equipment and accessories in Latin America and it is one of the most important business events in São Paulo (Brazil). Expomusic 2010 will present 200 exhibitors from Brazil and abroad. More about the event (in Portuguese):

As an endorser of the guitars Tagima, the cables Santo Angelo and the pedals NIG Marcelo Barbosa will do a few workshops at the stands of these companies and also he will participate in special events around Expomusic 2010.

Check out the schedule of the guitarist:

19/0910 - Tagima Dream Team - 18:40 (
20/09/10 - Final Double Vision Competition (Marcelo is in the jury of the contest
23/09 10 - EXPOMUSIC - Workshop Tagima - 15:30 to 16:15
24/09 10 - EXPOMUSIC - Workshop NIG - 14:00 to15:00
24/09 10 - EXPOMUSIC - Workshop Santo Angelo - 16:00 to 16:30
24/09 10 - EXPOMUSIC - Workshop Tagima - 17:45 to 18:30
25/09 10 - EXPOMUSIC - Workshop Tagima - 17:00 to 17:45
26/09 10 - EXPOMUSIC - Workshop Tagima - 15:30 to 16:15
26/09 10 - EXPOMUSIC - Workshop NIG - 17:00 to 18:00

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

GTR lead by Marcelo Barbosa is a partner of one of the most important musical festivals in Brazil

GTR Instituto de Guitarra headed by Marcelo Barbosa will take part in the upcoming Porão do Rock Festival in Brasília in a very special way. The school will give a name to the heavy metal stage of the festival: this year it will be PALCO GTR. The event will take place on 11th of September. Porão do Rock is one of the most important musical festivals of Brazil. This year many important Brazilian bands will play on PALCO GTR such as Korzus, Andre Matos Band and Dynahead. Porão do Rock is an independent musical festival, its history started in 1998. This is not only musical event, Porão do Rock is famous due to its important social activities, it got many national awards over the years.
More about the Festival (in Portuguese):

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