Cristina Azuma

Biography

Cristina Azuma was born in Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 1964.
Since the age of 16, she plays soloist and also with other instruments as well as orchestra, first of all in Brazil, then in America, Europe and Far East.
When she was 21, she made her first recording with original works of Brazilian composers and with her own compositions.
She received two awards for musical compositions at the 8th Carrefour Mondial de la Guitare (Martinique).
She participates at many international festivals (Havana, Martinique, Japan, Peru, Hungary...).
She promotes an original guitar repertory and works with contemporary Brazilian and French composers.
Cristina Azuma is Doctor on Musicology at the Sorbonne, Paris, and she is specialized on Baroque music dances.