Alberto Mesirca – Guitar

The American Record Guide praised his Scarlatti as ‘The best Scarlatti I’ve heard on solo guitar’, and Classical Guitar Magazine wrote: ‘Superb recording from the prodigiously talented Mesirca’.

The 29 year-old guitarist Alberto Mesirca was born in Italy in 1984. He completed his Bachelor and Master of Arts at the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto, in the class of the eminent teacher Gianfranco Volpato, achieving the  highest score, ‘Summa cum laude’ with honours. Further studies followed at the Music Academy of Kassel, in Germany, with Wolfgang Lendle. His Konzert-Examen was praised with highest Honors. He won the ‘Golden Guitar’ award twice, for best recording in 2007 and as Best Upcoming Artist of the Year in 2009.

The past two years have been characterized by an intensive period of performances, lectures and masterclasses which brought him to the Auckland University (New Zealand), the Guitar Foundation of America Convention (Georgia, USA), the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), playing the national premiere of a composition of György Kurtàg, after the recent collaboration with the composer; and for the Stradivari Foundation, at the Silesian Guitar Autumn in Tychy (Poland) and the Festival Classique in The Hague, at the Beethoven Festival in Melbourne (Australia) and the Concertgebouw among many others in Amsterdam, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Regio in Parma, Auditori Nacional in Valencia, Kunsthalle Wien, and for the Italian Insitutes of Culture of Paris, Oslo, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Barcelona.