Guitar Recital: Damiano Pisanello

Cyprus : Guitar Recital: Damiano Pisanello

The Pharos Arts Foundation, with the kind support of the Embassy of Spain and the Cervantes Institute in Cyprus, presents a guitar recital with Damiano Pisanello – First Prize winner of the International Sevilla Guitar Competition in 2016. The recital will take place on Friday 15 December 2017, at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm, and the programme will include works by Tristan Murail, Miguel de Fuenllana, Joan Manén, Manuel De Falla, Maurice Ohana and Felix Ibarrondo.

Praised for his brilliant technique, transparent, dramatic sound and rich melodic nuances, the young Swiss guitarist Damiano Pisanello (born in 1990) is the First Winner of the International Sevilla Guitar Competition in 2016, voted unanimously by the jury. Damiano began his music education in 1998 with Miguel Charosky in Geneva. He has obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the Hochschule für Musik Basel, where he has been studying since 2010 under Professor Pablo Márquez, and he is currently pursuing a Master’s degree. He has also received lessons of the historical Romantic-period guitar at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under Professor Peter Croton, and he has actively participated in master-classes with Paolo Pegoraro, Fred Frith, Alvaro Pierri, Oscar Ghiglia, Marco Socias and Paul Galbraith. Besides the prestigious First Prize at the International Sevilla Guitar Competition in 2016, Damiano Pisanello has won a number of prizes in guitar competitions, including the First Prize at the EGTA (European Guitar Teachers Association) in Switzerland in 2008, and the Third Prize at the 7th International Ligita Guitar Competition in Liechtenstein in 2015 and the Third Prize in the Concours International de guitare de Carry Le Rouet in France.


Tristan Murail (b.1947)
Tellur (1977)

Miguel de Fuenllana (1500–1579)
4 fantasias from Orphenica lyra (1554)

Joan Manén (1883-1971)
Fantasia-Sonata, Op.A-22 (1930)

Manuel De Falla (1876-1946)
Homenaje pour le Tombeau de Claude Debussy (1920)

Maurice Ohana (1913-1992)
Tiento (1957)

Felix Ibarrondo (b.1943)
Cristal y piedra (1978)

€15 / €10 Concessions & members of the Pharos Arts Foundation,
Box Office: Directly from the Foundation’s website or Tel. 9666-9003 (Monday - Friday 10:00am-3:00pm)


Friday, December 15th, 2017
Time: Starts at 20:30


304 Ermou Street
Nicosia, Nicosia Cyprus


€15 / €10


Pharos Arts Foundation
Phone: 22663871

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