ISAÍAS SÁVIO (1900 - 1977)
Isaías Sávio, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, studied piano from the age of nine but in his early teens started learning the guitar at which he soon excelled. After some years as a concert artist, he moved to Brazil in 1931 where he toured widely giving recitals. Settling in São Paulo he was appointed as professor of guitar at the conservatoire. In 1963 he became a naturalised Brazilian. Savio composed over one hundred guitar solos, several of which have found their way into the standard concert repertoire.