West Sussex Guitar Club

Charity No. 1124762

Patrons: Gary Ryan & Fabio Zanon


Lorenzo Micheli

Born in 1975, Lorenzo Micheli studied in Milan with Paola Coppi and graduated with full marks "cum laude" at the "G. Tartini" Conservatory, Trieste, in 1996.

After studying with Frédéric Zigante at the Fondation Mozart in Lausanne, he was a pupil of Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and, later, at the Musik-Akademie in Basel, where he got the Solistendiplom in 2000.

He is a laureate of several international competitions: among the others, first prize at the XXI Gargnano Competition (1996), at the XXX "Città di Alessandria - M. Pittaluga" Competition (1997) and at the "M. Giuliani" Competition (1999); "ARAM" Prize in Rome (1999) and second prize at the XLIII "Maria Canals" Competition, Barcelona (1997); and most of all, he was the first Italian ever to win the prestigious "Guitar Foundation of America Competition" (Charleston 1999).

Lorenzo Micheli appears regularly throughout the world as a soloist and with orchestra. He has toured Italy, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Poland, Nigeria, Mexico, Canada, U.K. and over 60 American cities, playing in major centers such as Rome, Los Angeles, Madrid, Boston, Philadelphia, Milan, New Orleans, Warsaw, Cracow, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami, Geneva, Memphis, Chicago, Portland, Denver, Lagos, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Vancouver. He has given masterclasses at Universities and Music Festivals throughout North America and Europe, and made recordings for radio and TV in three continents.

His recordings include the music of Dionisio Aguado (STR 33563) and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco ("Guitar Recital: Castelnuovo-Tedesco", NAXOS 8.554831), and the live video "Lorenzo Micheli in concert - Live at Texas Tech University" ( Mel Bay 99787VX).

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