Lorenzo Micheli, theorbist and guitarist, has taken up a busy concert career throughout the world since winning the first prize in some of the most prestigious guitar competitions (Gargnano, Alessandria, Guitar Foundation of America). He has played more than 500 concerts all over Europe, in hundreds of US and Canadian cities, in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As a researcher and scholar, he has written articles and contributions for a number of music journals, including Il Fronimo and Guitar Forum. Since 2002 he has been performing worldwide in duo with Matteo Mela – under the name of "SoloDuo" – in such venues as New York's Carnegie Hall, Seoul's Sejong Hall, Kiev's Hall of Columns and Vienna's Konzerthaus. Their guitar duo was welcomed by The Washington Post as "extraordinarily sensitive – nothing less than rapturous".
His discography includes the music of Dionisio Aguado, the Quartets, op. 19, by François de Fossa, the Sonatas by Ferdinand Rebay, a CD of 17th Century Italian music for baroque guitar, archlute and theorbo and a collection of Arias and Cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti (Stradivarius); the complete guitar Concertos by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (Brilliant); a selection of guitar music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, the complete works by Miguel Llobet and the Duos Concertants by Antoine de Lhoyer (Naxos); an anthology of chamber works by Mauro Giuliani (Amadeus), two collections of 19th and 20th century masterpieces for two guitars (Noesis and Solaria, Pomegranate), the album Morning in Iowa (with David Knopfler) and Castelnuovo-Tedesco's 24 Preludes and Fugues for two guitars (Solaria).
Lorenzo is guitar professor at the Conservatory of Aosta (Italy) and the CSI in Lugano (Switzerland). www.lorenzomicheli.com