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April 16, 2023

Aniello Desiderio - Solo Guitar Sponsored by - Wendy Wilkins and Jay Rodman, Jadvyga Biskis, Deborah Gullo
At the age of eight, Aniello Desiderio performed in public for the first time, displaying such outstanding gifts that music critics started to speak of him as an “enfant prodige,” “wun- derkind,” “a genius” and “il Fenomeno.” Desiderio quickly established himself as a concert artist with a distinct voice when he won 18 first place International Awards in both national and international competitions. Notable awards are First Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of South American music at the International Guitar Competition in Havana, Cuba (1988); “Neapolitan of the Year'' Award in Italy (1988); First Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of Tarrega’s music at the International Francisco Tarrega Competi- tion, Benicasim, Spain (1992); and First Prize at the International “Guerrero'' Competition, Madrid, Spain (1994). As a recitalist in North and South Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa, Desiderio performs reg- ularly in such important world theaters as Carnegie Hall, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Palau de La Musica, Mozarteum, Munich Philarmonie, Koelner Philarmonie, Ton- halle, Teatro delle Palme, Berlin Philarmonie, Wiener Staatsoper, and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Read more about Aniello
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