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Andrea de Vitis, one of the most important contemporary Italian guitarists, performs during the anniversary edition of 'Guitar Evenings'

Thursday, 11 November 2021 , ora 14.28

The fifth concert of the "2021 Guitar Evenings" brings to Bucharest for the first time one of the most interesting guitarists of the young generation, the Italian Andrea de Vitis, a musician who impresses with his expressive power, coupled with a knowledge of the technical resources of the instrument that is close to perfection. On Saturday 13 November, from 19:30, in the George Enescu Concert Hall of the National University of Music in Bucharest, Andrea de Vitis proposes a sonic journey to a confluence of the Romantic and Modern eras, with a programme that combines the energetic, dancing side of the guitar repertoire (Granados' Poetic Waltzes and Villa-Lobos' Brazilian Popular Suite) with a series of "musical tributes" to fellow musicians by leading composers: Manuel de Falla's Homenaje pour le tombeau by Debussy, Angelo Gilardino's Into the Rose Garden (for Julian Bream) and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Greeting Cards series, op. 170. At the opening, the winner of the online competition "Kitharalogos Scholarship", 3rd edition, IoanBãnescu, will perform a mini-recital and will receive the prize of 1200 RON, together with the scholarship to the ICon Arts Academy 2022, worth 2200 RON, offered by UCIMR.

Admission to the concert is free and by reservation only, by writing to kitharalogos@gmail.com

For details, please visit www.facebook.com/kitharalogos or www.seriledechitara.ro. Admission to the concert is subject to presentation of a green vaccination certificate and is limited to 30% of the maximum capacity of the concert hall. Attendance is allowed only for persons who are vaccinated against SARS-CoV2 and for whom 10 days have passed since the completion of the full vaccination scheme, i.e. persons between the 15th day and the 180th day after confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The correct wearing of the mask is compulsory throughout the concert.

The concert will also be available live online on the YouTube page of the Kitharalogos Cultural Association.

"Andrea De Vitis is one of those performers who captivate the audience and the jury with the finesse of his playing, his extraordinary control of dynamics and agogics and the clarity with which he asserts his thinking while highlighting the author's thinking." (Il Fronimo, 2016).

Andrea De Vitis (Rome, 1985) has established himself as one of the most exciting and inspiring guitarists of his generation. He graduated with full marks from the "Morlacchi" Conservatory (Perugia, Italy) in the class of Leonardo De Angelis. He continued his studies at the "Segovia Guitar Academy" (Pordenone, Italy) with Paolo Pegoraro and Adriano Del Sal; he attended master classes with Oscar Ghiglia, Carlo Marchione, Arturo Tallini, Pavel Steidl, Frédéric Zigante, among others.

In recent years, he has won more than 40 awards in numerous international competitions. Among the most important are: 1st prize at Guitar Masters 2016 in Wroclaw, CertamenInternacional "Julian Arcas" de Almerìa, Forum Gitarre Wien, Iserlohn Guitar Competition, Budapest Guitar Competition, Mercatali Guitar Competition, KutnaHora Competition, Gargnano International Competition, Mottola International Competition; 2nd prize at Guitar Foundation of America in Denver, International Competition "Pittaluga" in Alessandria (1st prize not awarded) and International Competition "Frauchi" in Moscow (1st prize not awarded).

In recognition of his artistic merits, in 2013 he received the "Golden Guitar Award" for the best rookie guitarist of the year at the 18th edition of the International Guitar Convention "Pittaluga", held in Alessandria.

Andrea De Vitis has performed in prestigious halls all over the world (USA, Russia, China, Spain, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia) and her recitals have been acclaimed by the public and the press. He performs regularly with orchestras such as AuksoKameralna (Poland), Anima Musicae (Hungary), Orchestraclassica di Alessandria (Italy), Capella State Orchestra (Russia).

His debut album "Colloquio cu Andrés Segovia", released by the Dot Guitar label in March 2015, has enjoyed great critical and public success, receiving the "Golden guitar award for the best CD of the year" at the 22nd Pittaluga International Guitar Convention.

He is frequently invited to teach master classes at prestigious festivals (Maastricht Conservatorium, Poznan Academy, Hochschule fur Musik Stuttgart, Royal Academy of Music Copenhagen, Budapest Guitar Festival, Kutna Hora Guitar Festival). Andrea De Vitis has been a D'Addario sponsored artist since 2015.

Translated by Paula-Silvia Codescu,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu