MICHELE LIBRARO, “The Golden guitar Prize” at the 7th International Guitar Meeting / Alessandria – September 2002.
He studied at the conservatory “G. Paisiello” in Taranto under the direction of the maestro Pino Forresu.
Besides he studied the musical analysis of the guitar repertory under the direction of the maestro Franco Arigliano and ancient music about Vihuela and his “intavolature” with the teaching of the maestro Giuliano Balestra.
He took part to the summer specializing courses under the guide of the maestri Ruggero Chiesa, Roland Dyens, Maurizio Colonna, Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, Bruno Battisti d’Amario.
Since 1992 he is the organiser and the founder of the “International Festival of Guitar”, besides he is the founder of the International Guitar Competition, both the Festival and the Competition are set in Mottola (Taranto- Italy).
Very often he is invited to take part as member of the Jury at prestigious National and International Competitions.
He is the winner of various National competitions such as those of Genova, Pescara, Taranto, Locorotondo, Napoli and Matera.
In 2002 he founded the “Real Duo” with Luciano Damiani, mandolin.
This group was composed from the end of the year 2002, to suggest an effect not celebrated by the public.
The effect of acoustics of the group is very good, it goes from the crystalline sounds of the mandolin to the hot sound of the guitar.
The original sonority of the Real Duo has stimulated the creativity of famous composers. Roland Dyens, Maximo Pujol, Jorge Cardoso, Daniel Binelli, Fernando Carlos Tavolaro and Peppino D’Agostino have written ad dedicated to themselves their own works.
Their first important concert during the Guitar Festival “Guitarra Instrumental” in Madrid,” gives the name to the group.
Then the Real Duo performed in several International Guitar Festivals such as... XIV Festival Guitarras del Mundo (Argentine tour) Colima (Mexico tour), Newcastele (England) Brno (Czech Republic), Dublin (Ireland), Iserlohn, Hagen, Bad Aibling, Nordhorn (Germany), Herceg Novi (Montenegro), Linares, Ubeda, Girona, Hondarribia/Irun, Palencia, (Spain), Cieux, Lambesc and Rixheim (France), Lagos (Portugal) Ravello, Treviso, Roma, Siracusa, Ancona, Firenze, Capri, Mottola, Manfredonia, Lagonegro, Cervia, Pescara, Todi, Ventotene, Menaggio, Gubbio, Valle Ossola e Bari (Italy).
In April 2010 your CD RealmenteDuo was published by the ArtC Classic label.
He participated as a guest in the Matera 2019 Opening Evening - "European Capital of Culture 2019" with Gigi Proietti, Stefano Bollani, Rocco Papaleo and Skin. Live Eurovision on Rai1, 19/01/2019.
In May 2019 he made a series of concerts as a soloist in Oregon - USA.
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