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Brazilian Guitarist to Perform at Clarke

By Clarke News  |  September 16, 2013

Clarke University is pleased to announce the concert of Brazilian guitarist Moacyr Teixeira Neto on Thursday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the campus of Clarke University.  Neto’s concert is part of the Arts at Clarke series.

Neto is considered one of the greatest talents of the modern Brazilian guitar. He has received numerous awards and was a finalist in the Augustin Barrios International Competition in Paraguay. He is the founder and organizer of the prestigious Latin American Guitar Festival and Competition.

Neto has played the guitar professionally for 27 years and travels extensively as a famed guitarist. He has performed in several Brazilian cities as well as in Spain, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Italy. Neto has been a visiting professor at various institutions and has also performed with several orchestras in Brazil. Neto holds a master of music degree from the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro.

He is a professor at the Faculty of Music of the Holy Spirit, an institution of higher education focused on the development and expansion of musical knowledge with a commitment to society and service.  He also serves as professor at the Teacher Chords Music and Arts Center.

Neto has recorded three CDs on Brazilian music for guitar and is the author of Contemporary Brazilian Music for Guitar (1998), one of the few books about the history of the guitar in Brazil.

Neto will offer a master class in Jansen Music Hall on Friday, September 27, at 3 p.m.

Just as the university’s nationally recognized fine arts departments continually present the highest-quality performances and exhibits, Arts at Clarke features some of the world’s greatest performers.

Admission to the concert is $10. For more information on the Arts at Clarke 2013-14 performance season and dates, please go to

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs.  Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.