Aniello Desiderio - guitar

17-19 August 2019 ♦ Cava de' Tirreni (Sa) - Italy

Attendance fee € 150,00


Born in Naples (Italy), Aniello Desiderio started to play the guitar when he was only eight years old, and when he turned eighteen, he was already performing worldwide. Since then, Desiderio has won different awards and recognitions, being compared to icons of the 18th century such as Nicolò Paganini for his technique, praised also by names like Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Lorin Maazel.

He won 18 first International Awards in both national and international competitions in Italy, Spain and Germany. His international career started in 1989 during the International Guitar Festival in Volos (Greece). This was the starting point for his career as an international artist, one who now performs all over the world in countries such as Switzerland, France, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Spain, Greece, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Cuba, Columbia, Venezuela, Japan, Canada and United States, both as soloist and with orchestras like the “Virtuosi di Mosca” with Vladimir Spivakov, Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, Deutschen Kammer-Philharmonie.

He played for many important associations and festivals and in some of the most prestigious theatre around world, such as Radio France, Ravello festival, I Pomeriggi Musicali, Berlin Philarmonie, Rheingau Musik Festival, Bayerische Rundfunk TV, Musikfest Bremen, Ludwigsburger Schloßfest-spiele, Alte Opera Koln, Tonhalle Dusseldorf.

In May 1999 the German Television BR/ARD produced a music film and a portrait of Aniello Desiderio. In Sept. 99 he received the “Artist in Residence Award 1999” from the German Radio DLF and the Musikfest Bremen together with Gidon Kremer, who received the “Großer Musikfest Preis”.

From 2010 he give masterclass during the Summer International Academy for Mozarteum (Salzburg). Currently he is a guitar teacher at the “G. da Venosa” Conservatory in Potenza.