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Since I began using D'Addario's string family, I have found a perfect intonation and the spirit of the sound I was looking for. With new Carbon strings and Dinacore Basses I found finally the perfect balance on my instrument, thank you D'Addario

A D’Addario Fretted player since 1980.

Proud D'Addario Classical Artist Since 2005. ANIELLO DESIDERIO ....a guitarist of the century.... ...the kind of musician that seems to have disappeared long ago, Aniello Desiderio sweeps away the audience with enthusiasm - as the great virtuosi, Paganini, Regondi or Giuliani of the 19th century did - racing through breath-taking changes of register, acrobatic arpeggios and scales of extraordinary brilliance and elegance like a Ferrari . STUTTGARTER ZEITUNG… …nothing is impossible for Aniello with his instrument Classical Guitar/ England …he is very young, but he plays like an angel Les Cahiers de la Guitare/ France ... and CHICK COREA: Actually he knocked me out, Prof. Ernst FUCHS: In your music there is a lightness and a profundity that I heard in Beethoven’s music only, Lorin MAAZEL: Now I know the real sound of guitar Born in Naples in 1971, started playing guitar when he was very young. He studied with B. B. D’Amario and Stefano Aruta; he also attended musical interpretation classes with Leo Brouwer, In 1992 he graduated with honours from the Conservatory of Music in Alessandria. At the age of eight, he performed in public for the first time, displaying such outstanding gifts that music critics started to speak of him as an "enfant prodige"… Wunderkind…a genius,....the Orpheus of the Guitar…. a guitarist of the Century…il Fenomeno…. etc. He won 18 first International Awards in both national and international competitions, including... • First Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of southamerican music at the International Guitar Competition in Habana, Cuba (1988); • "Neapolitan of the Year" Award for Mr. Desiderio, Italy (1988) • First Prize and Special Prize of best interpretation of Tarrega’s music at the International Francisco Tarrega Competition Benicasim, Spain, (1992) • First Prize at the International "Guerrero,, Competition Madrid, Spain (1995). He performed as a soloist and with orchestra all over the world USA, North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa in some of the most important Theaters of the world such as: Carnegie Hall, Munich Philarmonie, Alte Opera, Tonhalle, Teatro delle Palme, Radio France, Die Gloke, Istanbul Philarmonie, Berlin Philarmonie, Opera House Wien. Mr. Desiderio performed with Virtuosi di Mosca with Vladimir Spivakov, RSO Berliner, Deutche Kammerphilarmonie, Alessandro Scarlatti, I Pomeriggi Musicali, Bach Collegium, Wiener Kammerorchester, and some of the most prestigious music festival all over the world such as: Rhengau MusikFest, Bremen Musikfest, Ludwigsburger Schlosfest-spiele, Mosel Musikfest. In May 1999 the German Television BR/ARD produced a music film (45 min.) and a portrait (45 min.) of Mr. Desiderio in Naples. It was broadcast more than 10 times Europe wide In Sept. 99 he received the „Artist in Residence Award 1999“ from the German Radio DLF and the Musikfest Bremen together with Gidon Kremer. Mr. Desiderio was invited to the 70th birthday Gala of Maestro LORIN MAAZEL at by the Bavarian Radio & TV station. He founded together with his brothers Gennaro and Gaetano Desiderio and other famous Neapolitan musicians the group Passione Napoletana, performing the highly emotional music of his home town Naples - "Serenate, Tanghi, Danze, Canzoni e Tarantelle Napoletane" . He was one of the performing artists of a prestigious German TV show - ZDF (German 2nd canal) which was broadcast Europe wide. He also performed with the Bavarian Chamber Orchestra & Romulo Larrea (Bandoneon) Tango con Passion, in Germany and in Turkey with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra. He records for FRAME; WAKU MUSIC; KOCH-UNIVERSAL; and since 2006 he record for his own company ADORO RECORDS In fall 2009 he has create his last project: Aniello Desiderio’s “Quartetto Furioso” play with Gennaro Desiderio violin, Gaetano Desiderio piano and Salvatore Minale drums and percussion the programme of: Vivaldi 4 and 4 Piazzolla Seasons and he realize the cd of this project for the famous german lable TERMIDOR which has as well artist as Paquito D’ Rivera and Sabine Mayer. In the 2010 Aniello performed the Concerto Madrigal of J. Rodrigo with one of the legend of classical guitar Angel ROMERO. From 2010 he give masterclass during the Summer International Academy for Mozarteum (Salszburg) John McLaughlin chosen Mr. Desiderio for the European Premier of his Concerto “Thieves and Poets” He’s a professot at University of Music in Cosenza (Italy) Mr. Desiderio use Carbon, EXP strings and Dinacore basses of D’Addario strings

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