"Now I know the real sound of guitar." - Lorin Maazel
Born in Naples, Aniello Desiderio performed in public for the first time when he was 8 years old while displaying such outstanding gifts that music critics started to speak of him as an “enfant prodige”, “wunderkind”, “a genius”, “the Orpheus of the guitar”, “a guitarist of the century”, and “il Fenomeno”.In 1992 Aniello Desiderio graduated with honours from the Conservatory of Music in Alessandria.
He performed as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras in North and South Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa; regularly in the most important Theaters of the world including Carnegie Hall, Munich Philharmonie, Alte Opera, Tonhalle, Teatro delle Palme, Radio France, Die Gloke, Istanbul Philharmonie, Berlin Philharmonie, and Opera House Wien.
Mr. Desiderio performed with Virtuosi di Mosca with Vladimir Spivakov, RSO Berliner, Deutche Kammerphilarmonie, Alessandro Scarlatti, I Pomeriggi Musicali, Bach Collegium, Wiener Kammerorchester, and some of the most prestigious music festivals all over the world such from Rhengau MusikFest, Bremen Musikfest, and Ludwigsburger Schlosfest-spiele to Mosel Musikfest.
"Nothing is impossible for Aniello with his instrument" - Classical Guitar Magazine
Watch a sample above of the German Television BR/ARD production with portrait of Mr. Desiderio in Naples. It was broadcast more than 10 times throughout Europe. He received the "Artist in Residence Award 1999" from the German Radio DLF and the Musikfest Bremen together with Gidon Kremer.
Zoran Dukic is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of our time. His concert performances, both as a soloist or with an orchestra, leave long-lasting impressions on both audiences and critics.
"the genius from Zagreb showed both technical brilliance and tenderness, with the artistic potential and expressive power of life itself. ...This is a musician, not a guitarist" Kölnische Rundschau (Cologne, Germany)