Masterclasses will take place 19 of July in Fermo, Country House "La Cuccagna": www.lacuccagna.net.
Gian Marco Ciampa (Italy)
Gian Marco Ciampa, graduated with full marks, honors and honorable mention in guitar at the "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory in Rome, under the guidance of Maestro Arturo Tallini and Bruno Battisti D'Amario.
From a very young age he carried out an intense concert activity that led him to perform and hold Masterclasses in four continents: Australia, Japan, United States, Argentina, China, New Zealand, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece etc.
EM also winner of more than 40 international awards including the "Melbourne International Guitar Competition" (Australia), "Tokyo International Guitar Competition" (Japan) and "Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Culiacan" (Mexico).
In May 2016, thanks to the great use of social networks and new technologies that he uses in his videos, he was invited to hold a TEDxTalk for the prestigious TEDxLUISS event, precisely to deal with the topic about the union between classical music and the younger generations: " Who says classical music is only for old people? " is the title of his speech.
In 2014 he was awarded the "Golden Guitar" as best young talent by the prestigious "Michele Pittaluga International Competition" and won the Third Prize in the Competition.
Important national and foreign newspapers, specialized magazines (La Repubblica, La Nazione, Il Tempo, Il Corriere Della Sera, SUONARE, Seicorde etc.) have dedicated articles, interviews and quotes to his talent, as well as numerous interviews and performances in the most important Italian radio stations.
(RADIO RAI 1-2-3, Vatican Radio), and TV channels (RAI 1, RAI 2, RAI 3, Mediaset, SKY) etc.
He has held masterclasses in important Italian and foreign conservatories (Conservatory of "Santa Cecilia" in Rome, "Sydney Conservatorium of Music" - Australia, "Central Conservatorium of Beijing" - China, "Royal Danish Academy of Copenhagen" - Denmark etc) and currently he teaches at the “Umberto Giordano” Conservatory of Foggia.
Active in Chamber Music at the moment he collaborates in Duo with the young cellist Erica Piccotti and with the hlautist Bianca Fiorito.
In October 2020 he won the audition for the position of guitarist at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence.
Gian Marco plays a Leonardo De Gregorio fir guitar and is endorser of the French string brand SAVAREZ and of the German support GuitarLift.
Roberto Tascini (Italy)
His musical education, which ranges between different styles, leads him to graduate with highest honors in 2000 at the Conservatory of Music "G.B.Pergolesi" of Fermo. In 2006 complete, among the first in Italy, the II Degree Level in Guitar also with honors.
For over twenty years he performs as a soloist, soloist with orchestra and in various chamber ensembles (EONGuitarQuartet, DuoPorto), in more than 20 countries in different continents. Treating various premieres of contemporary works, has to his credit many recordings including the CD Ad Parnassum and Music for winds & guitars of Euro Teodori composer also Guitare and Eon Guitar Quartet with the eponymous quartet . As a soloist he has recorded in 2010 Suites y sonatas de latino america with music by A.Lauro, G.Montana and A.Ginastera and in 2013 The winter of our discontent published by the "Guitart Collection", monographic CD with booklet attachment of H.W.Henze, which collects the Royal Winter Music I & II. New release in January 2017 with the new CD Obsequio à el Maestro, a monograph of M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco with the accompanying booklet. Graduated from the University of Bologna in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, and also in Guitar and Music education, in 2005 he becomes "Master of Art" in guitar, achieving brilliantly the “Konzertdiplom” at the Musikhochschule in Luzern.
Currently is Professor of guitar at the Conservatory "G.Paisiello" of Taranto in Italy.