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Last Update: 11 September 2019

The second edition of the Florence Guitar Festival is more information in Concerts and events.
Concert of Ganesh Del Vescovo Friday 13 October 2017 at 9:00 p.m, Church of S. Lorenzo a Vicchio di Rimaggio, Bagno a Ripoli (Fi), music of Couperin (Passacaglia), Bach (Suite 996) Mozart (12 Variazioni su Ah,vous dirais-je,Maman) and Del Vescovo,more info in Concerts and events.
. Fiori Musicali - Concert of Ganesh Del Vescovo saturday 20 May 2017 at 8:00 p.m: Sala concerto del Centro Studi Musica e Arte - via Pietrapiana 32, Florence Dedicated to Manuel de Falla, music of Couperin, Bach, Torroba, de Falla, Del on the Concerts.
Guitar recital of Ganesh Del Vescovo , VIII Concorso Internazionale di Liuteria - Sunday 21 May 2017 ore 5:00 p.m, Sala Pilade Biondi del Palazzo Comunale di Sesto Fiorentino, free admission, click on the Concerts.
Masterclass of Ganesh del Vescovo, Saturday 3 June 2017, from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M e dalle 3 P.M. alle 7 P.M presso la sede di “DoReMi”, International Musical Academy (D.I.M.A), siti nei locali parrocchiali della Parrocchia di San Gemignano ad Arezzo. La masterclass sara` seguita dal concerto mattutino di domenica 4 alle ore 11 nella Chiesa di Santa Maria della Porta (Chiesa di Porta Crucifera) ad Arezzo, for info click on the Concerts.
I am very happy to announce that i won the 11th INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION FOR CLASSICAL GUITAR MICHELE PITTALUGA with the piece for two guitars entitled Improvviso e on the News.
Guitar Recital : Ganesh Del Vescovo Saturday 24 September 2016 at 7:00 p.m.,Church of S.Eligio degli Orefici - via di S. Eligio 7, Rome, Music of Villa-Lobos, Torroba, Couperin, Rodrigo, Del Vescovo.
You now can subscribe to the splendid monografic guide of Ganesh Del Vescovo "The Guitar without Boundaries" in the series of Guitart publications. It consists of 144 pages both in Italian and in English, and is dedicated to the unlimited number techniques possible in composing for the guitar + It includes a CD with 55 music tracks of examples... click on the News.
Here is the interview (with the English translation) that the musicologist Eleonora Negri recently had with Ganesh Del Vescovo, published by the Magazine Guitart in the October/December 2015 issue. It also announces the manual which is about to be published with the title, "The Guitar Without Bounderies- A Guide to new technical possibilities of the guitar, for guitarists and composers" - Booklet + CD by Ganesh Del Vescovo, click on the News.
A concert of compositions by Ganesh Del Vescovo will be performed by the composer on 23 November 2015, at the Lyceum Club Internazionale, Via degli Alfani 48, Florence (see Concerts and events
for the program)...An interesting Web "Conversation with Ganesh Del Vescovo" by Poireinganba Thanglam/Len has been published on the Web Magazine Classical Guitar Augmented,see the News...A CD dedicated to his music is being published by EMA Vinci with the title "Omaggio a Ganesh Del Vescovo". This CD will be presented at his Concert at the Lyceum Club Internazionale, via degli Alfani 49 Florence, 23 November 2015 at 8.30 P.M.
A recent interview made with Ganesh Del Vescovo by the musicologist Eleonora Negri will be published in the next issue of Guitart Magazine.
The next issue of Guitart will publish the score of the music on the video Pioggia d'autunno by Ganesh Del Vescovo. (see News for more info)...An important monographic “booklet” by the composer about his works on the guitar is about to be published by the magazine Guitart. The entire works for guitar solo of Ganesh Del Vescovo are being prepared and will soon be published by Sinfonica, thus completing the works that have already been published. The works will consist in three volumes, each with an included CD.
In 2011 Ganesh received first prize for composition at the International Festival “Claxica 2011” at Castel d’Aiano, Bologna with the piece for guitar solo Schegge di luce (“Splinters of Light”) published by Sinfonica Nuova Carisch, click news in homepage...
New concerts of Ganesh, click here
The guitar transcription made by Ganesh of Claude Debussy's "Children's Corner" has been published, listen mp3 in news
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Suite "alla montagna" of Ganesh Del Vescovo.Click here to read the comment

Profile of Ganesh Del Vescovo

Bio of Ganesh Del Vescovo

(Updated to 12 October 2015)

The Italian guitarist and composer Ganesh Del Vescovo, today considered a virtuoso of the classical guitar, began his guitar studies as a self-taught musician. An important meeting with Alvaro Company, a pupil of Andrès Segovia, brought him to follow Company’s courses at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory of Florence, where he graduated with full grades, cum laude and honourable mention “for his extraordinary skill in portraying the character and mood of the pieces performed.”

Straight from the start Del Vescovo’s activity as a composer developed hand in hand with the study of the instrument itself. He always felt free to experiment and explore new guitar techniques, and thus developed a very personal musical concept, partly inspired by his meeting with Indian classical music and musicians. He does not use the more formal aspects of this tradition, but his approach to music is close to the spirit, the aesthetic experience, and the strength of expression of this musical world. He also plays the sarod, an ancient Indian string instrument, and the tabla, and has composed original pieces for both. This particular musical pursuit and approach to composition, which has developed through the exploration of sounds, rhythms and timbres bring about particular inner feelings and moods, led to the necessity of modifying the classical guitar. Two new instruments were thus created: the “Chikari Guitar” and the “Sarod Guitar”, which have the function of a flexible drone and which also allow a free use of glissè techniques and a very deep non-tempered sound effect. He has presented these instruments, showing their relative techniques, in various guitar Festivals and events. He has also given many Master Classes, Workshops and Seminars relative to the various techniques he has developed and explored.

Publications of the music of Ganesh Del Vescovo include: with Sinfonica Nuova Carisch (Milan), Sei studi accompanied by a cd interpreted by the composer; Dodici studi di transizione accompanied by a cd interpreted by the composer; Tre studi giovanili; Tre reminiscenze per chitarra; Jasidih Express; Sandhya; for guitar and flute, Three Dhuns. He has also recorded a cd of his own music published by the same publishing house and in 2010 he also published the guitar transcription of Children’s Corner by Debussy including a cd. The guitarist Andrea Vettoretti recorded, for Phoenix Editions, Tre reminiscenze  and Sei studi di transizione. The Tre reminiscenze are present in the concert repertoire of Kazuhito Yamashita, who in September 2005 in Nagasaki, also gave the first world performance of the composition dedicated to him, Suite “alla montagna”. In January 2006 Yamashita performed Ganesh Del Vescovo’s the entire transcription for guitar of Schubert’s “Six Moments Musicaux” in a concert in Tokyo on occasion of their publication by Gendai Guitar (Tokyo). In 2009 Del Vescovo published a DVD of his own compositions with GMC Guitar Media Collection (Florence).
In 2011 he won the first prize for composition at the International Festival “Claxica 2011” at Castel d’Aiano, Bologna with the piece for guitar solo Schegge di luce (“Splinters of Light”) then published by Sinfonica Nuova Carisch.
In the same year Les Productions d’OZ, Canada published the sheet music of Otto fantasie sopra melodie indiane, with a cd performed by the composer.

In 2013 Sinfonica published: the guitar transcription of Mozart’s Sonata n° 11, including a DVD; Ganesh Del Vescovo’s Sonatina giocosa for flute and guitar; Ten Impromptus in the Form of Studies with a CD played by the author. In 2015 the same publishing house published Sei studi (Second series).

The entire works for guitar solo of Ganesh Del Vescovo are being prepared and will soon be published by Sinfonica, thus completing the works that have already been published. The works will consist in three volumes, each with an included CD. A  monographic “booklet” about his works on the guitar is about to be published by Guitart, as well as a CD dedicated to his music published by EMA Vinci.

His curriculum includes many articles have appeared in various newspapers and magazines, written by outstanding critics, musicians, writers and musicologists such as: Leonardo Pinzauti, Daniele Spini, Alvaro Company, Angelo Gilardino, Mario Luzi, Kazuhito Yamashita, Keiko Fujiie Franco Cavallone, Piero Viti, Ermanno Brignolo, Steve Marsh, Stephen Kenyon, Eleonora Negri, Baret Magarian, Francesca Joppolo, Poireinganba Thanglam (Len), etc. His compositions (sheet music, cds and dvds) have often been reviewed as the best pubblications of the moment.

Besides his own compositions, his concert repertoire includes music belonging to the many periods of the classical guitar: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern and Contemporary. He has also developed a personal technique of transcribling music written for other instruments, therefore his repertoire also includes his own transcriptions of authors such as Bach, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti, Mozart, Schubert, Debussy and Verdi.

He has performed as a soloist in many concert halls in Italy and in Europe, (France, Spain, Greece, Austria, Switzerland). In 2012 he held concerts in India to represent Italy at the International Book Fair of Kolkata. During the same tourn`e he played in Delhi, and on other occasions in other cities in India, (Munger, Deoghar).
He gave the first world performance of the pieces: Ballade, Notturno, Il Concerto catalano and Quattro pezzi in memoria by Alvaro Company; Circo Minore by Sylvano Bussotti; in 2015, for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the first Italian performance of Le stagioni artificiali by Salvatore Sciarrino.

Ganesh Del Vescovo’s Studies and compositions are featured on the syllabus of various conservatories, academies and music schools in Italy and other parts of the world.

At present he holds guitar courses and Master Classes at the Scuola di Musica at Sesto Fiorentino and in Florence, at the "Centro Studi Musica & Arte", via Pietrapiana.

The great Italian poet Mario Luzi wrote about him: “Over the years I have heard Del Vescovo play many times on different occasions and it always made me feel as though I had entered into an enchanted sphere consisting of the emotions and feelings of a beautiful musical talent; a personal yet communicative, and at times self-luminous sphere.”


October 2015