Maurizio Grandinetti

Maurizio Grandeinetti, guitarist, is constantly exploring and expanding the boundaries of his instrument. His performances include solo recitals, chamber music, contemporary, and improvisations. He also plays electric guitars and is accompanied by several electronic devices. On an 1820 Lacote instrument, he interprets romantic-classical music. Maurizio Grandeinetti was born in Lamezia Terme in Southern Italy in 1964. After completing his cum laude degree at the Bari Music Conservatory he moved to Switzerland to continue his education under the direction of Oscar Ghiglia at Basel’s Hochschule fur Musik and Frank Bungarten at the Lucerne Music Conservatory. He received his soloist diploma. He went on to Basel to continue his studies with Hopkinson Smith, a lutenist at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. There he learned how to play original and early music. His extensive poliedric repertoire is primarily oriented towards avant-garde and contemporary music. He has performed several premiere performances of works by Vinko Globokar and Jurg Wyttenbach, Alex Buess and Wolfgang Heininger. He has performed several guitar concertos, including with the Basel Sinfonietta and the Katowice Chamber Orchestra as well as the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and the Milano Classica Orchestra. He has composed music to several Theater/ Dance productions. He also works closely with Joachim Schlomer (Engel der Verzweiflung at Theater Freiburg, Nostalgia at Festspielhaus St. Polten and “A Clear View of Heaven” at the Lucerne Festival). He was the Festspielhaus St.Polten’s Artist in Residence during the 2010-11 season. He was invited to perform solo across Europe, Brasil and China by prestigious organisations: Radio Bremen, Output Festival Amstrdam (Lucerne International Festival), Radio Bremen, Venitian Fenice Theatre, Radio Bremen, Silesian Days of Contemporary Music Katowice. He is a member the Basel Phoenix Ensemble, and plays often with other important European Ensembles. Pli selon Pli was one of his most recent performances, conducted by Pierre Boulez, author and conductor. John Cage released a new CD in 2003 with music for solo guitar.

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