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Name: Alberto Mesirca
Skills: Player, Soloist
Phone: +39 3406803061
Address: Via Roma, 95, Galliera Veneta (PD) 35015, Italy
Links: Website     E-mail
Alberto Mesirca was born in Vicenza in 1984. He started to play the Guitar at the age of eight. He completed Humanistic studies in 2003, got the Conservatory Diploma in Castelfranco Veneto, where he studied with Gianfranco Volpato and Domenico Nordio, in 2004, the Kuenstlerische Reife-Konzert Diplom at the Music Academy of Kassel, under Wolfgang Lendle, in 2007 and the Music Laurea in 2008. All studies ended with the highest score, “laude” and “honour mention”. He made several masterclasses with Barrueco, Pierri, Vieaux, Diaz, Kavanagh and many others.

He was appointed “Young Artist of the Year” at the Internazional Guitar Festival of Aalborg, Denmark (2006), and of Enschede, Holland (2008). He won the “Peredur Preis fuer Junge Kuenstler” 2006 (1. Prize) and the prestigious “Golden Guitar” 2007 at the International Music Meeting of Alessandria (Member of WFIMC); he won the “Davide Zambon” Prize and the “Giovani Talenti” Prize of the Lions Club (the youngest ever).

Since many years he’s collaborated with contemporary composers who dedicated to him their works, like Angelo Gilardino, David W. Solomons, Raffaele Bellafronte, Carlo Boccadoro, David Eres Brun, Christian Alvarez etc. In 2007, for the International Contemporary Art Exhibition “Documenta”, he played in duo with the star jazz drummer Peter Giger. He recorded 2 albums, “Ikonostas” (2006), and “Lejanias-Scarlatti Gilardino” (2007), and all critics were enthusiastic. He was chosen, with just 3 other italians, to record for the “Classical Guitar Web Compilation, vol. III” (2007). Since 2006 he’s working with the “Luis Spohr Stiftung”, regularly invited to the concerts and recordings of the association. His latest Scarlatti recording was distributed with the Music Magazines “Suonare News” and “Seicorde”, being Alberto the youngest artist of both Cd collections. In the first half of 2008 he had the chance to make more than 30 solo concerts throughout Europe, and made his debut at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Radio Broadcast concert for AVRO4), Music Auditorium of Valencia, Barocksaal des Alten Rathauses of Vienna, Teatro Regio of Parma, Il Vittoriale of Gardone Riviera, Teatro Duse of Asolo. This concert serie brought him to play in festivals with Music Stars like Martin Rummel, Dimitri Ashkenazy, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Matthias Schulz (Wiener Phil.), Winfried Rademacher, Acies Quartett.

He plays Guitars of Giuseppe Guagliardo and William John Gilbert. He appeared on RAI Radio3, Hessisches Rundfunk HR2, ORF, AVRO4, the National Hungarian TV. He edited and fingered works for RaiTrade, Bèrben, Curci, Musik Fabrik, Solomons Music. Together with Lendle's Scarlatti transcriptions, his own ones and a special recording will be published by Edizioni Curci in october 2008. In October 2008 he will record a cd for Stradivarius. In 2009 “La Guitarra” will publish the Dvd + interview that he gave at the “Palazzina Liberty” of Milano. In October 2008, finally, two Dvds will be published, a Concert at the Sinagogue of Enschede (29 April 2008) and a Concert at the State Theater of Enschede (3 May 2008). Here are some critics: “Superb playing” – Matanya Ophee, Livejournal. “This boy is a bless for my music, and his Scarlatti is just breathtaking” – Angelo Gilardino, Livejournal. “A concert that won’t be forgotten for a long time” – Giornale di Piacenza. “Superb recording from the prodigiously talented Mesirca” – Paul Fowles, Classical Guitar Magazine, London 2007.



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