CristianoPorqueddu Resume

      Cristiano Porqueddu was born in Nuoro and began studying classical guitar at the age of seven under the tutelage of his father.

He attended different Masters and specialist courses all over Europe to study the technique and interpretation of eighteenth and nineteenth century music in more depth. He also went on to win numerous awards and international competitions and eventually came to know the guitarist-composer Angelo Gilardino.
Having struck up a working relationship with the composer from Vercelli and under his guidance he obtained the Academic Diploma with Excellence (Accademia Superiore di Musica «Perosi», Biella, ITALY).

The critics have labelled him ... a point of reference for the new generation of guitarists... and he gives concerts around Europe and the United States at important international festivals, as a soloist and in performances of chamber music and orchestral pieces.
He sits on International Juries for Guitar contests and often holds his own specialization courses, master classes and seminars in Europe and in the U.S.

In December 2007 Angelo Gilardino dedicated the Concerto di Oliena' for guitar and orchestra to him.

In 2002, in addition to his concert appearances he also began making records, receiving applause and flattering reviews from the critics and specialist press both in Italy and abroad.

Since 2008, the major label, Brilliant Classics, distributes his recordings in over forty countries.

In 2010 he won first prize in the International Composition Competition «Orphée Composition Competition», Ohio, U.S.A. with "Il Silenzio del Pendolo" for guitar.

He lives in Nuoro (ITALY), holds a professorship in classical guitar at the Scuola Civica, is the Artistic Director of the 'Agustin Barrios International Guitar Competition' as well as the Associazione Musicare.

Updated:  June 15, 2011

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