Gianluca Cappetta (Mottola Guitar Festival)

Gianluca Cappetta began the study of classical guitar in early age under the guidance of Maestro Luciano Tortorelli. He has taken part in masteclasses with some of the most important musicians, among which: Leo Brouwer, Carlo Marchione, Göran Söllscher, Paul Galbraith, Álvaro Pierri, Angelo Gilardino, Ernesto Tamayo, Frédéric Zigante, Aniello Desiderio, Marcin, Dylla, Antigoni Goni,…

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Nino D’Amico (Harmonia Cordis International Guitar Festival)

Nino D’Amico, began studying classical guitar at the age of 12 with his father. In 2013 he enrolled to the San Pietro A Majella Conservatory in Naples (2013), where he became part of the class of Maestro Vincenzo Amabile. In 2019 he obtained the First Level Academic Diploma with honors. He attended the course of…

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Cristina Galietto (Guimaraes International Guitar Festival)


Cristina Galietto’s musical studies have been strongly influenced by the presence of her father Alberto, a classical guitar teacher, who introduced her to this wonderful musical instrument. At the age of 10, she started attending the Conservatory of Music “San Pietro a Majella” in Naples. Cristina participated in numerous national and international music competitions, obtaining…

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Giulia Ballaré


Giulia Ballaré is considered to be one of the most promising soloists of her generation. She has won more than twenty-five prizes in international competitions among them, first prize: Ciudad de Coria (Spain, 2017), Omis Guitar Fest (Croatia, 2017), Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria, 2016), Villa de Aranda (Spain, 2015), Comarca del Contado (Spain, 2014), Mottola…

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Simone Rinaldo

Italian Guitarist, Simone Rinaldo graduated from the Conservatory of Music “G. Verdi” of Milan in 2013 under the teaching of M. V. Jedlowski with Summa cum Laude (Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar). In February 2016 he graduated with F. Biraghi with Summa Cum Laude and Special Mention (Master of Music in Classical Guitar). Simone…

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Carlotta Dalia (Zagreb Guitar Festival)

Carlotta Dalia was born in Grosseto (Italy) August 25th 1999. She began to study classical guitar at the age of 8 with Maestro Alessandro Nobili, then with Maestro Alessandro Benedettelli and Maestro Fabio Montomoli. Subsequently with Maestro Aniello Desiderio. At present she is a student of Maestro Frèdèric Zigante. She has already participated in major…

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Nicola Montella

Italy Born in 1987, Nicola Montella has been studying classical guitar since he was eight, under Master G. M. Fontanella’s guidance. In 2005 he obtained his first-class school-leaving certificate. During the academic year 2008/2009, he obtained his first-class Second Level Experimental Academic Degree at the “Gesualdo da Venosa” Conservatory in Potenza – Italy, studying Musical…

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Giacomo Susani

Italy Giacomo Susani (Padua, Italy 1995) started playing the guitar at the age of 7 and eventually studied under the direction of Stefano Grondona in Italy where he graduated with the highest marks and honours in 2013. He is currently continuing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with Michael Lewin, where…

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Domenico Savio Mottola

Italy “Very young talent with great stage security and considerable executive maturity” (Supereva 2010) Domenico Savio Mottola was born in Gragnano in 1993. He began to play the guitar in 2004 with M° Fabio Mastroianni and from 2006 with M° Marco Caiazza. In 2012 he was admitted to the “San Pietro a Majella” Conservatory of…

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Davide Giovanni Tomasi

Italy Davide Giovanni Tomasi is considered one of the most promising soloists of his generation. He is the winner of the second prize (first prize not assigned) in ARD International Music Competition in Munich, which is considered one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. Furthermore, he has won more than twenty-five prizes in…

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