FLAVIO NATI classical guitar

Flavio Nati is a young classical guitarist, appreciated for his “maturity and quality of the highest level” whose concerts have been described as “an authentic experience for the various styles masterfully performed” (Diaro de Àvila).

Graduated with honours in 2012 at the Conservatorium “Santa Cecilia in his hometown - Rome - with Arturo Tallini, in under the guidance of Carlo Marchione he has took the master’s degree in “classical guitar performance” with full marks and honours at the Conservatorium of Maastricht, the Netherlands.

He then completed his studies with many renowned international artists, such as Giuliano Balestra, Adriano del Sal, Paolo Pegoraro, Judicaël Perroy, Zoran Dukic.

Furthermore, he was accepted various times in the prestigious Accademia Chigiana (Siena, Italy), where he attended the course of Oscar Ghiglia and has received honourable mentions and scholarships.

"[...] a great quality concert featuring a young Roman talent who performed the program with an unfailing and elegant way, with a technique at the service of music." [Lodi, 2018]

He recently certified with full marks in the M.A. II Level Course in Interpretation of Contemporary Music at Conservatorium “Santa Cecilia” and in Guitar Performance at Conservatorium “Arrigo Boito” in Parma.

He gave concerts all around Italy and Europe (Spain, Netherlands, Austria, Croatia, France). In addition, he's been recently performing in a series of recitals in Japan and Korea every year since 2017, always with great success within audience and critics. He has been invited in TV and radio broadcasts, such as the prestigious Radio4 in Amsterdam and Cremona1 TV.

"Nati proved to be an interpreter capable of combining the virtuosic part with the more emotional one, a great control of the stage mixed with a touch and a careful care of the dynamics of the song, always impeccably rendered. Even in the most inaccessible passages he was able to maintain a high expressiveness, making his instrument sing the themes of this piece with a constant quality, from the most placid to the most furious." [Rome, 2018]

In recent years he participated and got awarded in more than 30 national and international competitions, such as “Tokyo International Guitar Competition”, “Fernando Sor”, “Classical Guitar Competition of Finland”, “Nagoya International Guitar Competition”, “Alirio Diaz”, “Enrico Mercatali”, “Mottola”, “Claxica”, “Città di Gargnano”, “Giulio Rospigliosi”, “Ferdinando Carulli”, “José Tomàs - Villa de Petrer” (Petrer, Spain).

"The very young performer proposed a program where the technique was often superior to everything else, showing himself at ease and highlighting a versatility such as to be able to range from Bach to contemporary authors such as Vassiliev." [Naples, 2016]

The prestigious Scientific Committee of Guitar Convention Michele Pittaluga awarded him with the Golden Guitar 2016 “Young Promise as the best up-and-coming guitarist of the year.

In 2018 he won the Respighi Prize: for this reason, he will play as soloist with the New York Chamber Orchestra in 2019/2020 season at the prestigious Carnegie Hall - Weill Hall.

He also plays in chamber ensembles, especially duos, with flute, with guitar, viola, singers or in bigger formations. Recently he won the first prize at the International Guitar Competition “Ferdinando Carulli” for chamber music section.

The understanding that the members of the Elsa Quartet and Nati demonstrated in this piece produced an interesting performance born from an alchemy made up of looks and smiles exchanged. Perfectly in harmony both in the lyrical pages of the second movement, Andante mesto, and in the Allegro con fuoco, so full of character and impetus. The Elsa Quartet gradually constituted itself as a single voice to which Nati was a counterpoint exalting the various timbres of his instrument according to the paths that the complex score indicates. [Rome, 2018]

Since 2013 he is part of the guitar octet Supernova, ensemble under the direction of Arturo Tallini, formed by eight young Italian prizewinners of important national and international competitions and already on their way to a concert career. The ensemble explores contemporary music, improvisation, the use of  electronic music put in contact with the “classical” guitar and its tradition.

In addition, he is a founder member of Arte₂O, an organization born in 2010 whose aim is to organize classical music events targeted to young people and musical courses in various schools of Rome.

Since 2017 he is a pre-academic courses teacher in the Conservatories G. B. Martini” in Bologna and “Antonio Buzzolla” in Adria.

Furthermore, he has been giving masterclasses all across Italy (Italian Guitar Campus; Segovia Guitar Academy - Pordenone; Classic Music Lab; Associazione "Ciao Classica", Latina; Associazione "Giulio Rospigliosi").

He also took part in the juries of important national and international competitions (“Giulio Rospigliosi”, “Fernando Sor”).

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