Cristina Galietto

Friday, November 10, 2023, at 7:30 PM

Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City

The young Italian EuroStrings Guitar Competition winner (2021), a standout among her country’s emerging generation of guitarists

“Her musical strength lies in an enchanting sensitivity and attention to detail, elegance and technical dynamism.” – Timespan Recordings


Cristina Galietto’s musical studies have been strongly influenced by the presence of her father Alberto, a classical guitar teacher, who introduced her to this wonderful musical instrument. At the age of 10 she started attending the Conservatory of Music “San Pietro a Majella” in Naples.

Cristina participated in numerous national and international music competitions, always achieving prestigious results and exhortation by the teachers on the juries to continue the excellent work. In 2018 she obtained the old course diploma of music with the highest marks and praise (cum laude); in the meantime she finished her studies at the high school with the highest marks.

She attended Carlos Bonell’s private lessons at the Royal College of Music in London for the entire school year of 2016–17, a period that she spent attending an English high school in England. At her Italian high school she had studied guitar with Prof. Enzo Amato.

Starting in December, 2017, she attended courses of specialization at the “Stefano Strata” Academy of Pisa in the class of Aniello Desiderio. From November, 2018, she began studies at the “Domenico Cimarosa” Conservatory in Avellino, taught by Lucio Matarazzo.

She was awarded a scholarship by Eurostrings to attend the Guimaraes International Guitar Festival 2018 in Portugal, and one by the International Guitar Festival in Rust 2019 (Austria); moreover, she was attributed the George Karagiozis and Manolis Hadjiemmanouil 2019 European scholarship to attend “the Volterra Project 2019” (Italy).

Cristina has met many teachers of international fame (Leo Brouwer, Eduardo Isaac, Costas Cotsiolis, Aniello Desiderio, Carlo Marchione, Zoran Dukic, Angelo Gilardino, Georg Schmitz, Alfonso Montes, Maria Linnemann, Irina Kircher, Tali Roth, Luciano Tortorelli, Cristiano Porqueddu, Antigoni Goni, Dusan Bogdanovic, PacoSeco, Edoardo Catemario, and many others) who have always had words of praise and exhortation for her.