Luigi Attademo

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7:30 PM

Diller-Quaile School of Music, 24 East 95th Street, New York City

Winner of major competitions, a scholar and explorer of innovative repertoire, in a program marking the 50th anniversary of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s passing

“Full of Mediterranean fire and foot-tapping rhythms, but in the context of a historically informed journey through the cultural landscape of the guitar’s spiritual home.” — Brilliant Classics


DOMENICO SCARLATTI Sonata, K. 77; Sonata K. 291; Sonata K. 292; Sonata K. 380
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Sonata, Op. 77 (Homage to Boccherini); Tarantella, Op.87a; Capriccio diabolico, Op. 85 (Homage to Paganini)
PAGANINI Grande Sonata in A Major

Luigi Attademo, a pupil of the acclaimed guitarist-composer Angelo Gilardino, has won awards in national and international competitions, including the “Concours International d’Exécution Musicale (CIEM)” in Geneva (1995). His teachers include Julius Kalmar (conducting), composers as Giovanni Guanti, Dusan Bogdanovic and Alessandro Solbiati, and the harpsichord player Emilia Fadini (Baroque music). He has published a book about musical interpretation, and is a contributor to several specialized magazines. He worked in the Archive of the Andrés Segovia’s Foundation (Linares, Spain) to catalogue its manuscripts, and he discovered some unknown manuscripts of important composers such as Jaume Pahissa, Alexandre Tansman, Gaspar Cassadò and others.

He has recorded several CDs dedicated to Baroque music and to the Segovia Repertoire. He teaches at ISSM Gaetano Donizetti in Bergamo (Italy), and he is often invited as a guest at the Geneva and Lausanne Conservatories. From 2010 he has given invited lecture/recitals at Royal Academy of Music of London. After his his CD dedicated to Scarlatti’s Sonatas (2009), in 2011 he recorded a double CD dedicated to Bach’s music for lute. In 2013 he produced a book and a CD on the “Paganini Project”, published by Sinfonica Editions. In the same year, he recorded the complete music for guitar by Paganini. This year the Italian magazine Amadeus dedicated an issue to him, publishing a new recording of Fernando Sor’s masterworks.