Aniello Desiderio: Live Online Classical Guitar Seminars

One of the biggest names on the world’s stage classical guitar, Aniello Desiderio, will be giving seminar-courses from Wednesday December 1st and every Wednesday 7.00 pm (EET TIME) for four Wednesdays.

The following issues will be analysed in the seminars:

  • Wednesday 1 December 2021 – How to get the best guitar sound (movements – nails)
  • Wednesday 8 December 2021 – Right hand guitar technique
  • Wednesday 15 December 2021 – Left hand guitar technique
  • Wednesday 22 December 2021 – Open conversation: Questions, Program, Repertoire, Memorization of guitar pieces, Coping with stress on stage etc.

Every seminar-course will have a duration of 60-90 minutes, where Aniello Desiderio will analyse the above issues, showing examples on his guitar and at the end of every seminar he will answer any questions of the participants.

Total participation fee:

Early bird : 150€ (till 15/11/2021 ) (click to buy your ticket)

160€ for all four seminars (from 16/11/2021) (click to buy your ticket)

A certificate of attention will be given to all participants

The seminars will be conducted in English, live through Zoom and they can be attended by students all over the world. With the purchase of the seminars you will receive a link, via e-mail, through which you will be able to attend the seminars with Aniello Desiderio.

The link is sent for personal use only. In each seminar the participants will be identified.

The seminars are designed to be attended live via Zoom, so that you may be an interactive participant in them. In case of personal absence or any other potential hindrance, all sessions will be recorded and will be available for a period of 30 days- for your private use only- through your personal account on . Afterwards, they will be deleted.

Recording by any means of any part of the masterclasses, is strictly prohibited, except by the written permission. Your account on, as well as the zoom link that will be sent to you are for private use only for a period of 30 days, after which all video recordings are to be deleted.


In 1992 Aniello Desiderio 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,” and “il Fenomeno.”

He has won 18 first International Awards in both national and international competitions, including 1st Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of South American music at the International Guitar Competition in Havana, Cuba (1988); “Neapolitan of the Year” Award, Italy (1988); 1st Prize and Special Prize of the best interpretation of Tarrega’s music at the International Francisco Tarrega Competition, Benicasim, Spain (1992); and 1st Prize at the International “Guerrero” Competition, Madrid, Spain (1995).

He performs as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras in North and South Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa; regularly in the most important theaters of the world including Carnegie Hall, Palau de La Musica, Munich Philarmonie, Alte Opera, Tonhalle, Teatro delle Palme, Radio France, Die Gloke, Istanbul Philarmonie, Berlin, Philarmonie, and Opera House Wien.

Mr. Desiderio has 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 festivals all over the world.

In 1999, the German Television BR/ARD produced a music film and a portrait of Mr. Desiderio in Naples, that was broadcast throughout Europe. Also, 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 Lorn Maazel by the Bavarian Radio and Television station. Together with his brothers Gennaro and Gaetano Desiderio, and other famous Neapolitan musicians, he founded the group Passione Napoletana, performing the highly emotional music of his home town Naples: “Serenate, Tanghi, Danze, Canzoni e Tarantelle Napoletane.”

Recent appearances included performances with the Bavarian Chamber Orchestra and Romulo Larrea (Bandoneon) Tango con Passion, in Germany and with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra in Turkey. He records for FRAME; WAKU MUSIC; KOCH-UNIVERSAL; and since 2006, he records for his own company ADORO RECORDS.

In fall 2009, he created his recording project: “Quartetto Furioso” with violinist Gennaro Desiderio, pianist Gaetano Desiderio and percussionist Salvatore Minale playing a program consisting of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” and realized the production of a CD of this project for the famous German label Termidor, which includes artists such as Paquito D’ Rivera and Sabine Mayer.

In 2010, Aniello performed the “Concerto Madrigal” of J. Rodrigo with legendary classical guitarist Angel Romero. Since then, he gives summer masterclass at the International Academy for Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria). Renowned guitarist John McLaughlin chose Mr. Desiderio for the European Premier of his Concerto “Thieves and Poets.” In high demand as a teacher, he’s a professor at the Conservatorio Domenico Cimarosa of Avellino (Italy). In 2017 he created his latest record “ Nocturnal” for Accelerando Music Production in Germany.