Yamandu Costa is a 7-string guitar virtuoso from Brazil.
Yamandu has created his very particular style of compositions, somewhere between the typical music from the south of Brazil, Choro and Samba with finger acrobatic like passages, high tempo and yet very delicate and melodious pieces.
The recognition he has earned throughout the years reveals what he can offer the audience – recreation of the magic of music – once from his fingers the music he plays travels through his body and soul and is almost miraculously transformed.
So far, Yamandu has recorded 17 CDs and 2 DVDs, Solo, in Duo, Trio, Quarter and with the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mato Grosso and has also performed as guitar soloist with several Brazilian orchestras. Besides numerous concerts throughout Brazil, Yamandu has toured around the world.
His guitar style has inspired many young musicians who are following his new school of guitar playing. He is performed among others also with Bob McFerrin, Melody Gardot, Richard Galliano, Stefano Bollani, Daniel Mille, Sylvain Luc, Stochelo Rosenberg, Sebastien Giniaux, Alfredo Rodriguez, Antonio Zambujo, Pepe Romero etc.