A Performance of Classical Music by the World-Renowned Italian Guitarist Andrea Roberto
Friday, February 23 at 12:30 p.m.
McNeir Hall, New North Building
In collaboration with the Department of Performing Arts of Georgetown University, The Italian Research Institute of Georgetown University College is pleased to co-sponsor an event on Classical Music by the world-renowned Italian Guitarist, Andrea Roberto, who will transport us to the world of great composers. Anthony DelDonna Ph.D., Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music, Georgetown University Davis Performing Arts Center, will introduce Andrea Roberto.
Andrea Roberto was born in Foggia, Italy on 26 October 1995. He began studying guitar at the age of 4. At the age of 9 he was admitted to the “U. Giordano” Conservatory of Music in the class of Maestro Sandro Torlontano and attained his diploma with honors at the age of 14. He went on to distinguish himself at the Maastricht Conservatory under Maestro Carlo Marchione, where he began to display his prodigious talent.
Since then, his remarkable musicianship and virtuosity have led to awards and performances across the globe. In 2017, Andrea made debut recording, “El Viaje de la guitarra italiana” with JSG Records which has received much critical acclaim. David Russell has noted: “Andrea’s attractive phrasing of melody paired with an impressive level of technical difficulty has earned him a place in the classical guitar community.” Andrea Roberto’s triumph in the 2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition, the world’s preeminent competition of its kind, has moved him into the forefront of the classical guitar world.
The program includes the following repertoire:
- M.Giuliani – Rossiniana no.6 op.124
- J.Dowland – The frog Galliard
- John Smith his almain
- Allemande From pleasures
- M.Praetorius – from Suite in D
- Prelude-Ballo-Gavotte- Spagnoletta-Volte
- J.Rodrigo – Fandango
- I.Albeniz – Cordoba
- F.Tarrega – Variations on the Carnival of Venice