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Sergio Coto-Blanco

I was born in October 1985 in a beautiful country that idealistically abolished its army in 1948. In Costa Rica I had a lovely childhood full of football, lego, music (including harmony, counterpoint and composition) and of course lush nature. I first visited Germany at a relatively young age to learn the language of Bach and Beethoven, as I wanted to study music in their country.

I began my studies under Prof. Eugenia Kanthou in the guitar department of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. It was there I first became acquainted with figured bass on the theorbo and at the end of my studies I was allowed to play both guitar and theorbo as part of my final recital. Thus my further path as a lutenist had already become clear to me and I moved to Bremen to study Early Music with Prof. Joachim Held at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen (formerly Akademie für Alte Musik.)

Seitdem habe ich in den verschiedensten Besetzungen Oratorien, Opern und Cantatas gespielt, darunter Händel-Festspiele in Halle, Bachfest Schaffhausen, Stuttgarter Bach Akademie, Heidelberger Frühling, Chor.com Dortmund.

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