West Sussex Guitar Club

Charity No. 1124762

Patrons: Gary Ryan & Fabio Zanon


Emanuele Segre

Emanuele Segre, the Italian guitarist, called “a musician of immense promise” by the Washington Post, has played in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Prague, Salzburg, Tel Aviv, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Rome, Milan etc.

He has played as a soloist with Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists, the English Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Salvatore Accardo, the Zagreb Soloists, the European Community Chamber Orchestra, the Slovakian Chamber Orchestra and the Süddeutscher Kammerorchester. He has also given his co-operation to the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

He has been invited to take part in prestigious international festivals such as the Marlbro Festival (USA), the Bratislava Festival (Czechoslovakia), the Settimane Musicali Internazionali di Napoli (Italy), the Semaines Musicales de Tours, the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier (France) and the Bregenz Festival (Austria).

Segre has one numerous competitions, including the East & West Artists Prize in New York in 1987, which allowed him to make his debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall, and in the same year, also in New York, the Pro Musicis Sponsorship Award. And in 1989 he was selected for the UNESCO International Rostrum of Young Performers.

Jean Francaix has dedicated to him his concerto for guitar and orchestra, which Ssgre has subsequently recorded with WERGO, the German recording company.

Born in 1965, he studied under Ruggero Chiesa at the Milan Conservatory, and took his diploma with great distinction - “summa cum laude” - after which he attended Master Classes by Julian Bream and John Williams, and he also studied composition and violin.