Big banker shows pluck for classical guitar

Big banker shows pluck for classical guitar


norman lebrecht

July 20, 2015

Marcelo Kayath is head of Latin American Securities at Credit Suisse in Sao Paolo. That’s big in banking, we’re told.

UPDATE: He’s been promoted to managing director of Credit Suisse in Brazil.

Before he climbed behind a desk, Marcelo was Brazil’s bright hope on the classical guitar. He was pretty good, we hear.

To stay in touch with his past, and to promote the instrument’s future, Marcelo has now launched an online launchpad for new guitar talent – such as Naumburg winner Jorge Caballero – and international guitar events.

Check the new site here.

Read Marcelo’s thoughts on guitar history (‘Julian Bream’s appearance was nothing short of spectacular’) here.

Marcelo still teaches a bit on the side. As one would.

marcelo kayath


  • anthony says:

    Truly fine guitarist, very sensitive and precise musician. I wish he’d take some time to make more recordings.

  • Ian Watt says:

    He wasn’t just pretty good, he was exceptional. Thankfully, he has now started playing again and frankly sounds as if he’d never stopped.