B i o g r a p h y
Fabrizio Ferraro comes from Sardinia. He started to study with Paolo Alfonsi and continued with Riccardo Carta. After just four years he was the first pupil in the region of Sardinia who became a guitar teacher at "Scuola Civica di Musica" and who also adjudicated the first prize in the National Competition "Ass. Segovia". After this experience, Ferraro graduated successfully at the Conservatory of Music "Gesualdo da Venosa" in Potenza (Italy), supervised by a well known virtuoso Giampaolo Bandini. He also attended his courses at the Academy of Teatro Chinghio in Parma. Subsequetly he was admitted to interpretative courses for higher musical perormance at the Music Academy in Cremona under the guidance of Giovanni Puddu. He also actively participated in interpretative courses and workshops with internationally well known concert artists such as John Williams, Alirio Diaz, Leo Brouwer, Pavel Steidl, Tillmann Hoppstok, Lorenzo Micheli, Matteo Mela, Andrew Zohn, Hopkinson Smith for ancient music and Azio Corghi for Composition. He has cooperated with the American composer Paul Joseph and premiered his compositions in New York City. As the winner of many national and international competitions he has performed in several European and American cities and in China, being appreciated by the audience and critics. He has given concerts at several guitar festivals such as "Festival Mediterraneo della Chitarra" in Cervo, International Guitar Festival "Niccoló Paganini" in Parma, International Guitar Festival in Zagarolo (Rome), Festival "Isola degli Sparvieri" Carloforte, "Guitar Festival and Symposium" Georgia in the USA and "Classical Guitar Workshops" in Slovakia. As a teacher, he gives Conferences, Workshops and masterclasses in different European countries and abroad. Every year he is invited to give Masterclasses for students of Conservatories and academies in eastern Europe in the prestigious "Jan Albrecht's Music and Art Academy" where he performs regularly. Currently he performs with the Slovak guitarist Adam Marec in the guitar duo "Marec-Ferraro" with whom in 2010 he recorded a CD of 19th and 20th music for Clare de Lune productions. He has recorded several programs for radio and television. After a concert in Italy a former Segovia's pupil and international performer Massimo Gasbarroni said:
"Ferraro's particularly delicate sensibility show us an innate musicality"