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Bruno Battisti D'Amario (Guitar)

Born: Italy

The Italian guitarist, Bruno Battisti D'Amario, studied composition with the Masters Domenico Guaccero, Ennio Morricone and Gianfranco Pernaiachi.

Considered one of the leading exponents of the guitar both nationally and internationally, Bruno Battisti D'Amario plays for many years now a continuous and intense concert activity, teaching and composing both in Italy and abroad . He has collaborated with important conductors like: Franco Ferrara, Bruno Maderna, Nino Rota, Pierre Boulez, Lovro von Matacic, Peter Silver, Pierluigi Urbini, Gianandrea Gavazzeni and others, has performed chamber music with the best known soloists (S. Gazzelloni, D. Asciolla, Bianchi, E. Zaniboni, A. Persichilli, P. Tortelier, P. Carmirelli, B. Giuranna, A. Baldwin, Quartet Bernini, I Solisti di Roma, St. Cecilia Quartet and others). He plays in duo with violinist Franco Mezzena.

Bruno Battisti D'Amario has been the first to perform and record many works including Ghiribizzi and Fantasia Lodoiska by Niccolò Paganini, Four pieces for guitar by E. Morricone, Concierto para tres hermanas for guitar and orchestra by C.A. Pizzini, Concerto No. 4 for guitar and strings by R. Gnattali, Serenata by G. Arrigo, and more music by H.W. Henze, V. Mortari, M. Giuliani, V. Fellegara, L. Boccherini. He has contributed unforgettable performances for the soundtracks of Ennio Morricone (for example all the now legendary western movies of Sergio Leone), Nino Rota (Romeo and Juliet among others), Luis Bacalov (for example Quien Sabe), Riz Ortolani (one of the most representative is Fratello sole e sorella luna), Armando Trovajoli (of which Rugantino is one of the most important) and many others.

Bruno Battisti D'Amario is Professor of classical guitar at the Conservatorio "S. Cecilia" in Rome and holds numerous training courses in Italy (Castroreale, Città di Castello, Ravello, Sorrento, Udine, Palmi, Copanello, Atri, Mezzolombardo, Todi, Pescara, Roma, etc..) and abroad (Brazil, etc.).

He has recorded numerous CD's for Edipan, Pentaphon, Vigiesse, CAM, RCA, which have always been received with great acclaim by both the public and the critics.

Source: Accademia Superiore "Città della Musica e del Teatro" Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2008)
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Aryeh Oron (July 2008)

Bruno Battisti D'Amario: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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