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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 has attended several courses and masterclasses with great musicians, such as L. Micheli, M. Mela, M. Escarpa, C. Marchione, P. Steidl, M. Lonardi, M. Dylla, G. Tampalini, A. Goni, J. Savjioki, R. Iznaola. In summer 2017 he attended the Summer School of “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena, under the guidance of M° Oscar Ghiglia and obtained the prestigious Certificate Of Merit. He had been studying for several years with A. Dieci and B. Giuffredi at “Accademia Regondi” in Milan: the two of them were particularly important for his musical education. He is now attending the courses of P. Pegoraro and A. Del Sal at “Segovia Guitar Academy” in Pordenone.

He won important prizes in International competitions as a soloist, among the others we remind: Guimaraes Guitar Competition (Portugal), becoming an EuroStrings Artist, Mottola Festival International Competition, Sanremo International Guitar Competition, Brussels International Competition, University of Boulder Guitar Compertition in Colorado (USA), Gargnano International Competition, Valle dei Laghi Guitar Competition, Borguitar Festival Competition, Moncalieri National Competition, Rospigliosi Guitar Competition, Claxica Guitar Competition, Corrado Alba International Competition in Rome. He also won twice the prestigious “Restelli prize” for plucked string instruments and “Rancati prize” for chamber music at Conservatory of Milan.

In 2015 he played in the opera “Don Pasquale” (G. Donizetti) with the orchestra “I Pomeriggi Musicali” in the theatres of Como, Cremona, Pavia, and Bergamo. In 2017 his CD “Simmetrie e Contrasti del Novecento” was published by Dotguitar. His new CD containing the Complete Diabelli’s Sonatas is coming up for “Edizioni Sinfonica”. In November 2017 he made his debut as a soloist with the orchestra in Sanremo with “Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo”, playing Concerto op.99 in D major bu CastelnuovoTedesc and in December of the same year he held a masterclass at the Conservatory “G. Cantelli” in Novara.

In April 2018 he worked with Orchestra “I Pomeriggi Musicali” in Milan as guitarist for the Film Music “The Circus”, by Charlie Chaplin, under the baton of Helmut Imig. He also teaches Guitar working for Music Schools and Music Associations.