Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986)
SUITE IN MODO POLONICO
PIÉCE EN FORME DE PASSACAILLE
HOMMAGE Á CHOPIN
VARIATIONS SUR UN THÉME DE SCRIABINE
Andrea De Vitis is considered one of the most talented guitarists of his generation.
Born in Rome in 1985, he began his musical studies in Rome with Marco Cerroni; he graduated with honors from the Perugia Conservatoire in the class of Leonardo De Angelis and he got the Master in Contemporary music for classical guitar from the Santa Cecilia Conservatoire in Rome in the class of Arturo Tallini. He continued his studies at Segovia Guitar Academy (Pordenone, Italy) with Paolo Pegoraro and Adriano Del Sal; he attended master classes with Carlo Marchione, Oscar Ghiglia, Pavel Steidl, Frédéric Zigante, David Russell, Carles Trepat among others.
He has performed in prestigious concert halls all over the world (Usa, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic) and his recitals have been acclaimed by audience and press. He regularly plays with orchestras such as Aukso Kameralna (Poland), Anima Musicae (Hungary), Orchestra classica di Alessandria (Italy), Saint Petersburg State Orchestra (Russia).
He is frequently asked to teach masterclasses in prestigious festivals, academies and conservatoires (Maastricht Conservatorium, California State University, Copenaghen Conservatoire, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, Forum Gitarre Wien, Zory International Guitar Festival, Stuttgart International Guitar Festival).
In the last 5 years he won more than 40 prizes in many international competitions. Among the most important are: first prize at Guitar Masters 2016 in Wroclaw, Certamen Internacional “Julian Arcas” de Almerìa, Forum Gitarre Wien, Iserlohn International Guitar Competition, Budapest International Guitar Competition, Kutna Hora International Competition, Gargnano International Competition, Gorizia International Competition, Mottola International Competition; second prize at Guitar Foundation of America, “Frauchi” International Competition in Moscow (first prize not assigned), “Pittaluga” International Competition (first prize not assigned).
As a recognition of his artistic merit, in 2013 he received the “Golden guitar award” for the best up-and-coming guitarist of the year at the 18th International Guitar Convention “Pittaluga” held in Alessandria. His debut album ”Colloquio with Andrés Segovia” (DotGuitar web label) gained a great success with both critics and audience and it received the “Golden guitar award” for the best CD of the year at the 22th International Guitar Convention “Pittaluga” (2016).
Andrea De Vitis plays a guitar made by Walter Verreydt (Belgium) and he is a D’Addario Artist.
“A true master” (Carlo Marchione, 2017) “Spectacular concert” (Cultura Elche, Spain 2016)
“A true musician…great precision and flowing musicality” (Fidelio – Hzo, Hungary 2014)
“Brilliant virtuosity, absolute control over the details of the performance… clarity of interpretation, precision and brightness of playing, subtle and at the same time rich colouring” (Silesia prezentuje, Poland 2014)
“His style is capable to show the inner musical details” (Positano news, Italy 2012)
“Great clarity of his instrumental technique” (Avvenire, Italy 2009)