Classical guitarist Álvaro Miranda was born in San José, Costa Rica in 1993. He received his first guitar lessons with Jorge Aguilar and Sergio Carrera. In 2014, he studied with Juan Carlos Laguna in Mexico for three years. In recent years he has received virtual classes with Denis Azabagić and Carlo Marchione. He is currently studying virtually with Paolo Pegoraro through the Segovia Guitar Academy.
Álvaro Miranda won the First Prize in: Florida Guitar Foundation Guitar Competition, National Guitar Competition in Costa Rica, Latin American Guitar Festival Competition in Chicago and International Music Competition "Salzburg and Amsterdam" Grand Prize Virtuoso, among other awards.
Álvaro Miranda has participated in a movement to rescue the music and traditions of his native Costa Rica, attending different festivals of traditional music and dances around the world. In 2012, he was chosen to represent Costa Rica at the World Folkloriada in Anseong, South Korea, an event of the International Council of Folklore and Folk Arts Festival Organizations (CIOFF) where he performed traditional music from his country adapted to solo guitar.
He has also performed in the United States, England, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. In 2020, he was selected by the Tampere Guitar Festival as a EuroStrings Artist to participate in the European Guitar Festival Collaborative.
Since 2021, Álvaro belongs to the Royal Classics Strings (RC Strings) family of Artists.