“When I came across Andrea’s outstanding musicianship I knew I was witnessing the birth of a true exceptional artist.”
“Andrea’s musical talent, fine character and work ethics will serve as an inspiration to current and future classical guitarists.”
Works to be performed by Giuliani, Praetorius, Dowland, Bach, Rodrigo, Albeniz, and Tarrega.
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2/24/24: Andrea Roberto will be teaching a masterclass in the afternoon, February 24 at 1:00 pm in the West Room of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. The masterclass is free to observe and open to the public, but registration is required. Register as an auditor to sit in and hear what Mr. Roberto has to teach our guest performers, or register as a performer for your chance to perform for Andrea and have him critique your performance (a small tuition fee applies). Register as either an auditor or performer in our Online Store.
Italian Guitarist, 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.
Andrea distinguished himself at the Giordano Conservatory under Maestro Sandro Torlontano where he graduated at the age of 14. Subsequently, He began to display his prodigious talent and refined his artistry under the guidance of Maestro Aniello Desiderio in Koblenz (Germany) and Carlo Marchione in Maastricht (Netherlands). He was finally invited to become assistant of Professor Thomas Patterson at the University of Arizona where he obtained his Master degree in 2021.
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 debuted with orchestra at age of 15 performing the Concerto in A major by M.Giuliani with the “Umberto Giordano” Philharmonic and has participated in numerous radio broadcasts such as Vatican radio, international Spanish Radio RTVE-Madrid, Radio UAEM of Cuernavaca (Mexico).
At the 2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition, during a sold-out final round held with orchestra, Andrea’s rich sound, polished technique, and musicality captured the Gold Medal, $30,000 Jack Marshall Prize as well as Parkening’s appreciation who proclaimed: “Andrea’s musical talent, fine character and work ethics will serve as an inspiration to current and future classical guitarists”.. This Gold Medal Prize has secured his place firmly in the front rank of young guitarists worldwide.
Since then his artistic career across the United States has been managed by the musical agency ACM360.
Andrea is currently teaching classical guitar at the Conservatory “Domenico Cimarosa” in Avellino (Italy) since 2021.