Aniello Desiderio

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Aniello Desiderio (born 1971 in Naples) is an Italian virtuoso classical guitarist.

Desiderio began playing at a very young age. He attended interpretation exercises by the Cuban composer Leo Brouwer. To date he has won 18 first International Awards in both national and international competitions, including:

  • First Prize at the Donia Competition Messina, Italy (1986)
  • First Prize at the International Guitar Competition in Havana, Cuba (1988)
  • First Prize at the International Guitar Competition in Tokio, Japan (1988)
  • "Neapolitan of the Year" Award, Italy (1988)
  • First Prize and Special Prize at the International Francisco Tarrega Competition Benicasim, Spain (1992)
  • First Prize at the International Competition "Citta' di Sanremo" Italy (1994)
  • First Prize at the International "Guerrero, Competition Madrid, Spain (1995)
  • Artist in Residence Award by the German Radio & Musikfest Bremen, Germany (1999)

He has played in concerts in Norway, Canada, Germany, Croatia, United States, Turkey, Romania, Austria, Spain, Greece, Mexico, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Brasil, France, Slovenia, Switzerland, Denmark, Colombia, Poland, Venezuela, Portugal, Georgia, Russia. South Korea and Thailand.

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