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Masterclass with Aniello Desiderio

March 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


In 1992, Aniello Desiderio graduated with honors from the Conservatory of Music in Alessandria.

He performed in public for the first time when he was 8 years old, displaying such outstanding gifts that music critics started to speak of him as an “infant prodigy”, “wunderkind”, “a genius”, “the Orpheus of the guitar”, “a guitarist of the century”, and “il Fenomeno”.

He won 18 first International Awards in both national and international competitions, including:

  • 1st Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of South American music at the International Guitar Competition in Habana, Cuba (1988)
  • “Neapolitan of the Year” Award for Mr. Desiderio, Italy (1988)
  • 1st Prize and Special Prize of the best interpretation of Tarrega’s music at the International Francisco Tarrega Competition, Benicassim, Spain (1992)
  • 1st Prize at the International “Guerrero” Competition, Madrid, Spain (1995)

He performed as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras in North and South Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa; regularly in the most important Theaters of the world including Carnegie Hall, Munich Philharmonie, Alte Opera, Tonhalle, Teatro delle Palme, Radio France, Die Gloke, Istanbul Philharmonie, Berlin Philharmonie, and Opera House Wien.


March 16, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Florida Guitar Foundation


Clarke Recital Hall, University of Miami
5501 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States
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