Flavio Apro is recognized for his work as guitarist, producer, researcher and teacher. He holds a Master degree from UNESP and a PhD from the São Paulo University. Apro is one of the most recognized Brazilian researchers on Musical Performance, with published books and several articles in leading academic journals. In connection with his research, he released the CD “Francisco Mignone - Doce Estudios Para Guitarra” by the label Tempus Clasico (Mexico). He performs regularly at the main Brazilian and international concert halls, and devotes himself as well to chamber music. Apro is also a producer and South American representative of Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation, a non-profit cultural institution based in Germany, organizing concerts and international competitions. His activity as a teacher is widely respected as the guitar chair of Maringa State University and visiting scholar at California State University Fullerton, besides being guest in several Brazilian and foreign institutions. In 2014, he released two CDs for the prestigious label Brilliant Classics (Netherlands): “Nocturne” and “The Brazilian Guitar”, as well as “The Brazilian Guitar” (Delira Music), sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture.