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Andrea Roberto

“When I came across Andrea’s outstanding musicianship I knew I was witnessing the birth of a true exceptional artist.”

Sergio Assad

“Andrea’s musical talent, fine character and work ethics will serve as an inspiration to current and future classical guitarists.”

Christopher Parkening
2019 winner of the Parkening international Guitar Competition

Andrea Roberto

Date & TimeSaturday February 24, 2024 at 7:00 pm
AdmissionGeneral: $20
Senior/Student: $15
Member: $10
TicketsAvailable at the door or in our Online Store
LocationPresbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809
Artist's Websitehttps://eurostrings.eu/star/andrea-roberto/

Experience the enchanting melodies of world-renowned Italian Guitarist, Andrea Roberto, as he takes center stage! Andrea’s journey from winning the prestigious 2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition to earning accolades from guitar legends like David Russell and Sergio Assad is nothing short of remarkable. His virtuosity, honed under the guidance of maestros from Italy to Germany, has graced stages across the globe. With a captivating debut album and a Gold Medal Prize to his name, Andrea Roberto is a rising star in the classical guitar world. Join us for a night of musical brilliance, as Andrea Roberto’s exquisite phrasing and technical prowess transport you to a world of unparalleled beauty. Don’t miss this extraordinary concert – secure your tickets now for an evening of pure musical magic!

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.

About the Artist

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 obtained  the Bachelor degree 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).

​His remarkable musicianship and virtuosity have led him to awards and performances across the globe, including the “Andres Segovia” prize in Pescara, the “Jose Tomas” prize in Petrer etc. 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, the 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 And he was finally invited to become assistant of Professor Thomas Patterson at the University of Arizona.

 In December 2023 at the Musashino Shimin Bunka Kaikan of Tokyo Andrea became the first guitarist to ever perform the complete 6 Rossinianas by Giuliani in a Marathon concert.

 Andrea is currently teaching classical guitar at the Conservatory “Niccolò Piccinni” in Bari (Italy).

Sergio Assad
“When I came across Andrea’s outstanding musicianship I knew I was witnessing the birth of a true exceptional artist”.