"...in fact, when we met for the first time, I was already a very experienced guitarist, but when I heard Cristina play, I thought I would have to start again- I had never heard the guitar played with such personality, musicality, and incomparable sound. Cristina Azuma, who is also an excellent composer, is one of the most respected guitarist in the musical world. She started her career at 21, recording her first album in Brazil, which was followed by several others in the United States, Europe, Brazil and Japan. She not only dominates the guitar, but also plays the cavaquinho with great finesse and has an incredible familiarity with the Brazilian rhythms and beats. It has been a real pleasure for me to play with her on this recording, and also a privilege to listen to this great artist interpret my compositions."
Born in 1964, Cristina Azuma began to play concerts when she was sixteen years old.