Michael Dias

B.Mus,(Calgary), M.Mus, (UVic - Guitar Perf)

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An enthusiastic performer, musicologist and teacher, Michael Dias completed a Masters of Music in classical guitar performance under Dr. Alexander Dunn at the University of Victoria (UVic) in 2008. A Calgary native, he previously studied under Jacob Salomons and has had the opportunity to play in masterclasses with renowned artists such as David Tanenbaum, Roland Dyens, Benjamin Verdery, Adam Holzman, Judcael Perroy and Carlos Barbosa-Lima.

Michael was the recipient of the first prize at the 2008 Northwest Guitar Festival. He is the Managing Editor of the UVic School of Music’s annual journal, Musicological Explorations, and is currently conducting research in the field of twentieth-century sketch study towards the completion of a PhD in musicology. As well as regularly performing and recording with the Victoria Guitar Trio, Michael maintains a busy teaching studio, and is also the director of the VCM Guitar Orchestra.