"Don't touch" was what Carlotta Dalia heard as a child when it came to guitars. Luckily, she revolted against this order and now delights audiences with her playing on historical and modern guitars, even outside of sworn guitar circles.

We met Carlotta Dalia before her duo concert with her partner, violinist Giuseppe Gibboni, in Potsdam. She just returned from a concert tour to Brazil. "The guitar is very popular in Brazil, as it is throughout South America; people there mainly play seven- or eight-string instruments," she explains. But also the classical concert guitar is much more commonly heard than in Europe. "In Sao Paulo, there is a guitar series every season."