Marco Tamayo (Havana, Cuba – 1973), recognized as one of the major guitarists of our time, praised by musicians such as John Williams, Leo Brouwer and Eliot Fisk, is one of the main figures of the world classical guitar. Winner of more than 25 first prizes in the most important international competitions including the Andrés Segovia competition “by Granada, the” Michele Pittaluga “by Alessandria, the” Leo Brouwer “de l’Havana, played as a soloist with great prestigious orchestras As the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Filarmonica Orchestra of Culiacán, the Philharmonic Orchestra de l’Havana, the “Oulu Philarmonic Orchestra” and with famous directors such as Ennio and Andrea Morricone, Philipe Bender, Leo Brouwer, Gordon Campbell, Kurt Redel, Hannu Lintu. The six record albums of him, three of which published by Naxos were welcomed with extraordinary enthusiasm from critics. Eliot Fisk has thus commented on the interpretative style of Marco Tamayo: “This artist demonstrates a perfect technical development and an extraordinary musical intelligence”. Marco Tamayo is regularly invited as a member of the juries of international competitions and to keep MasterClass in schools, conservatives and universities around the world. In August 2014 the “Marco Tamayo Edition” was created, a series of works of the guitar repertoire, enriched with the fingering and suggestions of Marco Tamayo. Professor of the Mozarteum of Salzburg at the Regional Conservatory of Carinthia in Austria, teaches guitarists from all over the world and he students of him are winners of international competitions and started towards important artistic careers.


Giulio Tampalini (Brescia, Italy 19 November 1971) in 2014 received the Arts and Culture Award in Milan. He is considered by critics to be one of the most innovative and charismatic interpreters of the music scene. After graduating with honors at the Conservatory of Cuneo, he won the major international guitar awards, the Sanremo “Yepes” competition, the “Sor” in Rome, twice the Rome International Music Competition, the “De Bonis” ”Of Cosenza. He won two gold guitars for the best album: in 2003 with Tárrega: Complete works for guitar and in 2018 for the Castelnuovo-Tedesco album: Complete Works for Soprano and Guitar. He performs in Europe, Asia and the United States as a soloist and with orchestra. In his impressive record production there are CDs dedicated to the Italian twentieth century, the complete work for solo guitar by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, a monograph on Gilardino, Giuliani’s Six Rossini, Concerto n. 1, the Quintet and Romancero Gitano of Castelnuovo-Tedesco and four integrals: Tárrega, Llobet, Matiegka and Villa-Lobos. With Giovanni Podera he is curator of the series “The Masters of the Guitar” (Curci Editions). He is a guitar professor at the Foundation Imola International Academy “Incontri con il Maestro”, director of the International Guitar Academy of Brescia, he holds very popular masterclasses in Italy, Europe, Asia and America. He’s a D’Addario Artist and he plays guitars made by Philip Woodfield.


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