Cristiano Holtz

Cristiano Holtz was born in Brazil in 1972. He started his musical training with his grandmother when he was seven years old. Inspired by the music of J. S. Bach and Gustav Leonhardt’s playing, he began to study the harpsichord at the age of twelve in Brazil. With the age of fifteen he continued his musical studies in the Netherlands, staying there for ten years, studying with several teachers, such as Jaques Ogg and Gustav Leonhardt. He also attented masterclasses with Miklós Spanyi (clavichord) and Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord). Since 1989 he has been playing mostly as soloist thoughout Europe, Latin America and Asia, in several international festivals and giving masterclasses in Portugal, Brazil and Singapore. Besides harpsichord and clavichord, he also gives recitals on historical organs. In 1995 he won an award in the Eldorado Competition in São Paulo. He frequently records for Brazilian and Portuguese radio and television. In 2002 he recorded keyboard works by J. S. Bach and chamber music by Händel and Vivaldi, in the frame of Porto European Cultural Capital, in association with the daily newspaper “Público”. In 2006 he recorded the suites of J. Mattheson (world premier) for the label RAMÉE, this recording obtained several international awards such as the “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik” and the Goldberg’s early music magazine 5 Stars. He currently lives in Lisbon where he teaches at the “Instituto Gregoriano” and the “Conservatório Nacional de Música”. (text by Cristiano Holtz)

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