Brazilian Guitar Sensation Chrystian Dozza Joins Forces With One Of Australia’s Favourite Guitarists

In 2020, Karin Schaupp and Chrystian Dozza will tour an intoxicating concert programme of Latin music for two guitars, including new works written especially for the duo by some of Brazil’s finest composers. 

Chrys and Karin will present dynamic, fiery and rhythmic Brazilian works from their new album (including brand new duo works by Paulo Bellinati, Chrystian Dozza, Sergio Assad, Marco Pereira and others), alongside solos from each of the artists. Having had a long-standing affinity with Brazilian music, including her work with the World Guitar Trio in the USA, Karin is thrilled to welcome Chrystian Dozza, one of the finest of a new generation of Brazilian guitarist/composers back to Australia for this duo tour.

This is truly a cross-continent collaboration not to be missed!

Chrystian Dozza, guitarist and composer

Chrystian Dozza, guitarist and composer

Chrystian Dozza is one of the leading lights of the new generation of Brazilian instrumental musicians, a brilliant young guitarist/composer whose talents have been widely displayed and rewarded.

He has three recorded CDs: Songs from the Land (2006), Fantasia Mineira (2010) and Despertar (2014), made up of his original compositions and creative arrangements of Brazilian classics.

Dozza has won many important contests, such as the Concurso Nacional de Violões Musicalis, Concurso Novos Talentos da Música Erudita and the Concurso Violão sem Fronteiras that cover all kind of guitar music, and are awarded at the renowned Festival Assad.

He also won the prize for best instrumentalist of the XIV Prêmio BDMG Instrumental, one of the most important awards within the Brazilian instrumental music community, and was among the winners of the composition contest Concurso de Composição para Violão Solo - Novas #2. 

Besides performing as a solo artist, Chrystian also plays with a chamber music group, Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet, and with the guitar trio Trio Opus 12 alongside Paulo Porto Alegre and Daniel Murray. Chrystian Dozza is also a guitar teacher at EMESP - Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo.

He made his Australian debut in 2016 and his North American debut with International Guitar Night in January/February 2017, playing more 30 concerts in Canada and USA. In 2018 Dozza made a big tour in Australia and also played several concerts in Germany alongside the Gypsy legend Lulo Reinhardt and the slide guitar master Debashish Battacharya. Chrystian is currently recording his 4th CD dedicated to chamber music, featuring Karin Schaupp, Trio Opus 12, Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet, Riverside Guitar Ensemble and Budapeste Symphonic Orqhestra. 

“Chrystian Dozza is, today, one of the great compositional talents of Brazilian guitar. Chrystian's song catches the listener's attention by its diversified quality and, many times its innovative quality as well. There are many references in his music, but all of them adapted to his refined personal view. With his combination of formalism and freedom, Chrystian gives us pieces that will certainly make their way into the traditional repertoire of the Brazilian guitar scene.” — Sérgio Assad.

Chrystian Dozza, guitarist and composer

Chrystian Dozza, guitarist and composer