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CRISTIANO PORQUEDDU

Cristiano Porqueddu is recognized as one of the greatest interpreters of 20th and 21st century guitar music on the contemporary scene.

Defined by critics as "a point of reference for the new generations of musicians", he began his studies with the teachings of his father Salvatore and after the Excellence obtained in the Specialization Course with Angelo Gilardino at the "Perosi" International Academy of Music, today he is engaged in an international artistic activity that embraces concertism, discography and composition.

Throughout his career he has received awards in international interpretation competitions. His concert activity takes place regularly between Europe and the United States and includes performances in some of the most important concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York or the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow from whose rector he received a letter of commendation.
His record catalog consists of over sixty records released by the Brilliant Classics record company with which he has an over-decade worldwide distribution contract.

 

Many musicians dedicated to him compositions for solo guitar and guitar and orchestra: Angelo Gilardino, Leo Brouwer, Mark Delpriora, Dušan Bogdanović, Franco Cavallone and several others.

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“[…]There are a few pianists who have formed similar career paths, one example being Marc Andre-Hamelin[…]”  

The Brooklyn Daily

[…]There were moments, especially in the second half, where I could only shake my head in disbelief at what he was doing, and how effortless he sounded.[…]”

Raymond Bisha (Naxos of America)

“[…]His concerts and recordings illuminate the history of classical guitar music from an entirely new and fascinating perspective, and make his art an unprecedented case of musical freshness and substance.[…]

Angelo Gilardino

“[…]not for all[…]”  

Classical Guitar Magazine

From 2014 to 2019 he held the role of editor at Edizioni Bèrben in Ancona. Since 2020, his publications have been edited by the international publisher "Les Productions d'OZ" based in Québec.

He won composition competitions in Europe, United States and Asia; his music is published by prestigious publishers and is interpreted by musicians of international standing.

He lives in Nuoro where he teaches and since 1998 has been involved in the Artistic Direction of international events dedicated to classical music.

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Cristiano Porqueddu is the first concert performer, and to date the only one, to have made the complete recording of Angelo Gilardino's works for solo guitar, for the Brilliant record company.

(editor's note)

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After having received a request from the Association to write my memory dedicated to the MasterAngelo Gilardino I reflected a lot on the many things I wanted and could tell.

Finally, I decided that, as far as I'm concerned, I prefer the notes of the piece "Recuerdo una Brisa Triste por los Olivos", the tombeau I wrote in memory of the Maestro to represent my "feeling".

My words would not be able to say with equal clarity what those notes, masterfully performed in the interpretation of Alberto Mesirca, whom I thank, are capable of evoking.

Recuerdo una brisa triste por los ulivosAlberto Mesirca
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