MASSIMO DELLE CESE
Prizewinner in several competitions, Massimo was just 15 when he ranked first at the 4th Italian National Guitar Contest.
He is regularly touring in Italy and abroad, visiting further than 20 countries. He's joining the new generation of guitarists regularly appearing in International Guitar Festivals, for playing guitar Conciertos or until 2001 with the St. Cecilia Guitar Trio.
His solo recordings have been receiving great acclaim from 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 Rome Auditorium “Parco della Musica”, giving a huge sold out Concierto De Aranjuez performance.
Currently he is active as teacher too, being chair professor at "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory/Academy of Music in Rome and giving a permanent master-class course in Rome at Accademia Romana della Chitarra, 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, Miami Guitar Festival, Houston Rice University, Sacramento Guitar Society and State Univ, Chapman University OC,CA USA, Naxos Guitar Festival, Atene Conservatory Greece, Colima Guitar Festival, Guanajuato, Celaya, Merida, Taxco & Acapulco Guitar Festival, Guadalajara Guitar Festival, Conservatorio de Pachuca, Universidad de Durango Mexico, etc...).
Also, Massimo is interested in new music technologies, managing a project of “contamination” between the classical and midi guitar, endorsing the famous Canadian “Godin Guitars” midi classical guitar maker.
He is art director of the “ARC Rome Guitar Festival” and member of the board of the “GuitFest” at Santa Cecilia Conservatory.
- Classical Guitar