Kevin de Miranda, American music maker, has courted the classical guitar through a myriad of adventures studying under master musicians and performing in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His most recent project has a series of performances in China as part of an ongoing effort to build an international music community. His music making has been described as “sinewy,” (Jonathan Leathwood, Guitar Chair of the University of Denver). All of his musical projects strive to achieve this goal: "to bring uplifting musical experiences to as many people as possible."
He began studying the guitar in his home state of North Carolina at 13 with Hong Kong guitarist Patrick Lui. Several years later he had won first prize in several national youth competitions. He received a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance during his study in the esteemed studio of Andrew Zohn at the Schwob School of Music in Columbus, Georgia. After graduating, Kevin migrated to Europe with the intention to further his musical knowledge. He spent one year in Lugano, Switzerland, where he studied with Lorenzo Micheli, and performed in intimate settings in many cities across Europe.
Kevin is passionate about teaching and sharing the secrets he has learned during his musical journey. His recent projects include free online resources that include video lessons given in both English and Chinese. He also has given masterclasses and seminars in guitar festivals in the US and China. Kevin is currently completing a master’s degree in music at the University of Denver.