Eva Sabaté Costa

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Eva Sabaté Costa, born in Barcelona and daughter of the luthier Juan Antonio Sabaté, felt herself attracted to the world of the guitar at an early age. This passion led her to start studying the guitar at the age of seven, and she obtained the “Titulo Superior” from the conservatory “Liceo” in Barcelona in 1987.

Her studies with Ramón Barboza, Manuel González, and Arnaldur Arnarson deepened her musical development. Later, her search for personal and artistic growth took her to Holland, where she earned degrees as a performing artist at the conservatory of Zwolle with Hans de Weerd, and in Chamber music at the conservatory of Amsterdam.

Eva Sabaté also attended masterclasses with renowned teachers such as Leo Brouwer, José Tomás, Alvaro Pierri, Eduardo Fernández, and David Russell. She has received awards in several international guitar competitions, and her solo and chamber music performances have taken her to various countries in Europe.

In 1998, together with her husband and guitarist Quirijn Snijder, she founded Guitar Institute L’escola, a school for classical guitar education in Zwolle, Holland. With her musical insight and years of experience, she currently works as a teacher at the same institute.

Eva has recorded the compact disc “Intermedio,” featuring her performances of Spanish music from the early 20th century, alongside Quirijn Snijder.

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