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Filomena Moretti (Guitar)

Born: 1973 - Sassari , Italy.

The Italian guitarist, Filomena Moretti, graduated from the Sassari Conservatoire and was awarded the first prize. She then continued her studies with Ruggero Chiesa. She also won several international competitions: 1985-1987 Premier Prix and « Mention Spéciale » at the Competition Mondovi; 1991 Premier Prix «Golfo degli Angeli» at the Competition Cagliari; 1992 Second Prix «E. Pujol» at the International Competition of Sassari; 1993 Premier Prix at the International Competition of Stresa; 1993 Second Prix at the Competition Fernando Sor de Rome; 1995 Premier Prix et mention spéciale at the International Competition of d’Alessandria; 1996 Premier Prix at the Competition de l’A.R.A.M. In 1993, she obtained a grant to pursue her studies with Oscar Ghiglia at the Chiagana Academy in Sienne.

Filomena Moretti has played in Italy and throughout Europe, invited by some of the most prestigious musical institutions: la Spiegelsaal du Museum für Künst und Gewerde in Hamburg, la Gartensaal du Château de Wolfsburg, Zittadelle de Berlin, Kiel, Varsovie (Fondation Chopin), Cracovie (twice in row), by the «Societa dei concerti» from the Verdi Conservatoire in Milan, and then again at the “Salone della Musica” in Turin, and by the Musicora in Paris. She took part in several master-classes with A. Diaz, D. Russel, J. Bream, J. Tomas, M. Barrueco.

Filomena Moretti then appeared with leading orchestras. Her extensive repertoire include the most important guitar and orchestras concertos. She toured in Italy in March 1999 with the renowned Lucero Tena (castanets), and was also invited by the Verdi Conservatoire in Milan. In June 1999, she performed the Giuliani Concerto with the “Societa dei Concerti” at the Verdi Conservatoire in Milan. In France, she has appeared at the TransClassiques at La Cigale in Paris, at the Flâneries Musicales in Reims, at the Festivals de Radio France in Montpellier, at the Young Soloist Festival in Antibes. Her concerts have been broadcasted on Muzzik and Mezzo TV channels. She has also been invited by FRANCE 2 channel.

Filomena Moretti has recorded two CD's for Phoenix and Stradivarius labels. The released of the Integral for solo guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo under the Stradivarius label Filomena Moretti caused her to be on the front page of the Italian magazine Classica. In 1998 she received the “Golden Guitar” for her recording of Fernando Sor under the Stradivarius label. For Transart UK label she recorded two volumes of J.S. Bach's lute works transcribed for guitar.

Source: TransArt UK Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May-June 2008)

Filomena Moretti: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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