Guitar, Composer

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February 18, 2020
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February 19, 2020
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Prizewinner in several competitions, Massimo Delle Cese was just 15 years old when ranked first at the 4th Italian National Guitar Contest. He is regularly concert touring Italy and abroad visiting further than 20 countries and joining soon the new generation of guitar players group recurrently appearing in International Guitar Festivals all over the world, as well as solo player, guitar Conciertos and till 2001 being a former member of the St.Cecilia Guitar Trio, whom he recorded two CDs with.

His 4 solo recordings have been receiving great acclaim from both audiences, critics and reviewers of international guitar magazines; his solo World Premiere Recording CD of the Italian guitarist/composer Mario Gangi’s 22 Studies has been a great success, winning astonishing estimations by performers, composers and reviewers as well. His career has been awarded the Gold Pegasus Prize for Classical Music and the City of Rome Prize as a tribute to his professional activity, when he made the classical guitar enter for the first time the new Accademia Santa Cecilia Auditorium in Rome, giving a great sold out Concierto De Aranjuez performance.

Massimo is both a professional concert artist and dedicated educator, being chair professor at “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory /Academy of Music in Rome and giving a permanent master-class course in Rome at Rome Guitar Academy, further giving Master classes in several International Guitar Festivals, Conservatories and Universities all over the world (Tichy & Cracovia Festival Polonia, S.to Tirso Festival Portugal, Istanbul Guitar Festival, Izmir Conservatory Turckey, Madrid, Valencia Guitar Festival, Aranda Guitar Festival, Hondarribia,  Malaga, San Sebastian Spain, S’pore Guitar Festival Singapore, Cyprus EMU Guitar Festival Ciprus, Kuala Lumpur Malesia, Klagenfurt Festival, Rust Guitar Festival, Vienna Gitarre Forum Austria, Stuttgard Festival, Iserlhon Guitar Symposium Germany, Radford VA University Guitar Fest, Guitar Foundation of America Festival GFA, Arizona Guitar Festival, LaGuitarraCalifornia Guitar Festival CA, Miami Guitar Festival, Houston Rice University, Sacramento Guitar Society and State Univ, Chapman University OC,CA USA, Naxos Guitar Festival, Atene Conservatoire Greece, Colima Guitar Festival, Guanajuato, Celaya, Merida, Taxco & Acapulco Guitar Festival, Guadalajara Guitar Festival, Conservatorio de Pachuca, Conservatorio de Celaya, Universidad de Durango  Mexico, Bejing Conservatory, Shenyang Guitar Festival, Shanghay Conservatory, Chongqing CHINA).

He is art director of the “ARC Rome Guitar Festival” and the “GuitFest” series at Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome.

Massimo performs exclusively on Savarez Cantiga Strings and guitars made for him by Leonardo De Gregorio and Antonius Müller.

www.massimodellecese.com