“Tòca como un àngel”
“I listened in wonder to the first CD recorded by the 17-year -old guitarist Carlotta Dalia: everything – technique, tone, phrasing – in her is not promising but already accomplished, fragrant and without encrustments. Certainly she has already arrived where, at her age, probably only Ida Presti was. We want to wish her to continue in this way without any obstacle. She has plenty of time.”
Angelo Gilardino, SeiCorde
“The merit of the interpreter, beyond her undeniable qualities, is to supervise this process: Carlotta Dalia has the uncommon faculty to imagine a note, to bring it to life, to shape it in all its climax, to make it silence again from where it was born, allowing music to speak”
Paola Troncone, GuitArt
“Carlotta Dalia showed an extremely high level of technical accomplishment and musical understanding. Her tone was clear and resonant, and she projected her musical ideas clearly to the audience. We see a bright future for her on the concert stage“
Uppsala Internationella Gitarrfestival
-“Carlotta Dalia is a wonder of excellence”.
Bruno Battisti D’Amario
“… a fine young guitarist who is quite a sensation in her native Italy, 19- year- old former prodigy Carlotta Dalia …”
Classical Guitar Magazine
“The small girl Carlotta at 10 left the hall speechless for her uncommon playing and expressing abilities”
Cristiano Porqueddu, Forum Italiano di Chitarra Classica
Carlotta Dalia was born on 25th August, 1999 in Grosseto. At 8 she began to study the classical guitar with Alessandro Benedettelli, later with Aniello Desiderio. She has been attending for six years the High Specialization courses with Carlo Marchione at the Civica Scuola delle Arti in Rome. At the age of 14 she was admitted with full marks to the Academic Triennium at the Istituto “R. Franci” in Siena, taking a diploma at 18 with full marks. Later she took the second level Academic Diploma at the ISSM “Luigi Boccherini” in Lucca in the class of Giampaolo Bandini. In summer 2017 she attended the courses of Oscar Ghiglia at the prestigious Accademia Chigiana in Siena taking the Diploma of Merit. She attended specialization courses and masterclasses with Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Frédéric Zigante, Zoran Dukic, René Izquierdo, Adriano Del Sal. Now she is studying with Laura Young at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
She gave her first solo recital at 12 and performed in Festivals and Concert Seasons In Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Russia, Ireland, Switzerland, Japan, etc. At 16 she recorded her first CD “Gran Solo”, presented at Radio Vaticana in the programme “L’arpeggio” conducted by Luigi Picardi and later published in the most important digital stores by DotGuitar/CD. In 2018 she published her second CD for the music magazine “Suonare News”. In 2020 she recorded other two CDs for DotGuitar/CD, “Angelus” e “Ida Presti complete solo guitar music” to be enclosed to GuitArt magazine during 2021. The CD “Angelus” takes its name from the Sonatina in three movements which Angelo Gilardino composed for her in August 2017. In 2021 the DotGuitar/CD titled her a series, the Carlotta Dalia Edition, which in addition to the 3 CDs already published, will have many other CDs to be realized in the coming years.
She has been a guest of radio stations such as Rai Radio3, Radio della Svizzera Italiana, Sole24Ore.
Since the beginning of his artistic career she has won more than 40 awards in National and International Competitions, including:
– 1st Prize and Audience Award – 2017 International Competition “Uppsala Guitar Competition”, Sweden
– 1st Prize – 2018 “BorGuitar” International Competition, Borgotaro, Italy
– 1st Prize – 2018 International Competition “Claxica”, Montese, Italy
– 1st Prize, Special Prize as best Italian interpreter and Special Prize for the best interpretation of a piece by Leo Brouwer – 2019 International Competition “Niccolò Paganini”, Parma
– 1st Prize at the International Altamira Guitar Competition – Hong Kong, China 2020
– 1st Prize at the International Florida Guitar Competition – Miami, USA 2020
– 1st Prize at the Mercatali Competition of Gorizia, Italy 2020
– 3rd Prize – 2018 17th International Jan Edmund Jurkowski Guitar Competition, Tychy, Poland
– 3rd Prize – 2018 61st International Tokyo Guitar Competition, Tokyo, Japan
– 3rd Prize – 2019 International Competition “Alexander Frauchii” – Moscow, Russia
Carlotta Dalia plays an instrument built by the guitar maker Maestro Andrea Tacchi. Since 2016 Carlotta is a D’Addario Artist and since 2020 she has been an artist of the “Adopt a Musician” Foundation in Lugano. www.carlottadalia.com
(English translation by Antonio Passaro)