Korkyra baroque festival

Andrea De Vitis

Andrea De Vitis

“Andrea De Vitis is one of those interprets who conquer the audience thanks to the high-definition sharpness of his way of playing, to the extraordinary control of the dynamic and the agogic and to the clarity with which he asserts his thought, whilst also translating the thought of the Author”

                   (Il Fronimo).

His intense concert activity has led to invitations to perform as a soloist in prestigious concert halls (including Liszt Academy in Budapest, Grand Theatre in Shanghai, Krakow Academy of Music, The Sheen Theatre in New York) and all the rest of the world (Europe, USA, Mexico, China, Russia). His recitals have been acclaimed by the press and dubbed as

“spectacular concert”. Andrea frequently plays with orchestras: recent highlights include Aukso Kameralna (Poland), Anima Musicae (Hungary), Saint Petersburg State Orchestra (Russia), Orchestra del Conservatorio Santa Cecilia and Orchestra Internazionale di Roma.

De Vitis is in high demand to teach masterclasses in prestigious festivals, academies and conservatoires or hold lectures on classical guitar repertoire. De Vitis is an active recording artist and all his albums received excellent rave reviews in international magazines (Soundboard, Amadeus, Gendai Guitar, Suonare News, Fronimo, Melomano).

Andrea won the Golden guitar award prize “for the best album” in 2016 and 2019 at the prestigious International Guitar Convention of Milan and Alessandria.

In 2019 Naxos Records released his double CD “Alexandre Tansman complete works for guitar”, which

includes the world premiere of newly discovered pieces and urtext versions of the other published compositions. “His respect for the text of the music continues in his interpretation” (American Record Guide), “touching interpretations” (Amadeus), “refined expressivity” (Melomano), “important achievement for classical guitar world”

(Gendai Guitar, Japan).

De Vitis has won more than 40 prizes in various international competitions and a special artistic medal from Senate of Italian Republic.

A supporter of new repertoire for the guitar, De Vitis performed the world premiere of numerous pieces dedicated to him, including “Sonatine en souvenir de Marcel Proust” and “Into the rose-garden – in memory of Julian Bream” by renowned composer Angelo Gilardino.