'Dagoberto Linhares se signale par la perfection technique qu'il apporte à ses interprétations. Mieux, la maturité à laquelle l'interprète est parvenu en fait désormais, l'un des tous premiers guitaristes...' journal 'La Suisse' 'Dagoberto Linhares is a musician who combines a powerful technique with the rare wisdom of being able to use this skill with great intelligence. He is able, by impeccable stage manners and stage presence, to perfectly control both the nature of his expressive interpretations and the exact silence he required between pieces, and is one of few guitarist able to give a concert worthy of any performer.' Born in Brazil, Dagoberto Linhares attended the Master Classes of Turibio Santos, Julian Bream and Andres Segovia, who very impressed by his talent predicted him a brilliant career. Since his debuts in 1974 at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center New York), at the Salle Gaveau, Cortot and Pleyel in Paris, D. Linhares has been invited to perform in the major music festivals, (Salzburg Festival, Macau Festival, Festival do Mateus, Festival dos Capuchos, Festival da Ilha da Madeira, Festival dos Acores, Festivalé do Cabo Verde, Festival de l'Orangerie du Chateau de Sceaux, Festival do Algarve, Festival Radio France de Montpellier, Isle of White Festival, Bangkok Festival, Sidney Festival, Festival del Veneto, Festival de Raziguères, Festival of Eztergom, Musica nel Veneto, Lisbon Festival, etc...) as a soloist, recitalist and as chamber musician in all Europe, USA, America, USSR, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, The Republic of Czech, Slovakia, Australia and Far East. He opened the Lisbon International Festival with Rodrigo's Concerto under the direction of Claudio Scimone, later the Salzburg Festival, and played with various orchestras: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne Orchestre de Chambre de Neuchâtel Orchestre de Chambre de Pologne Festival Strings de Lucerne Gulbenkian Orchestra Orchestre du Luxembourg Orchestre de Detmold Orchestre de Rennes Orchestre Pas de Loup Orchestre Winterthur Orquestra do Norte Orquestra da Coruna LCO de Londres Orchestre de Bucarest Orchestre de Chambre de Sofia Manchester Camerata City Birmingham Orchestra I Solisti Veneti Orchestre de Macau Mozarteum de Salzbourg Orchestre de Zilina ... He interpreted the following concertos: Rodrigo, Giuliani, Villa-Lobos, Torroba, Vivaldi and Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He bas given many master classes, recorded for the BBC and released numerous records. ( Naxos, EMI, Phoenix, Alvarez, Boite à Musique, Gallo, Dynamic, Erato, Arion ) Dagoberto Linhares resides in Geneva. He is in charge of the Lausanne Conservatory's professional classes and has given master classes at the Fundacao Casa de Mateus in Portugal every year since 1980.