On June 4th, the Italian Cultural Institute of Tirana presented Antonio Molfetta’s performance during the 6th edition of the Albania Guitar Festival.
The concert festival aims to spread culture and musical education to younger generations. The Festival sees activities taking place across all Albanian cities, with a calendar of events that take place all year round and a comprehensive programme of concerts, master classes and competitions.
The Italian guitarist Antonio Molfetta discovered his interest in guitars at an early age, initially preferring pop and rock music. A casual “encounter” with the music played by the great Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia encouraged him to undertake classical guitar lessons with passion and determination; Vito Fiore was his first teacher and several important teachers from the world guitar scene followed until he completed his studies at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Milan and specialised at the prestigious Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena under the guidance of Oscar Ghiglia.
His achievements include first place at the first international competition “City of Lodi”. His concerts and numerous master classes have led him to perform in Germany, Poland, Austria, France, Spain, Portugal and Norway.
Alongside the study of classical guitar, he has devoted himself to the study of jazz guitar, improvisation and composition under Nuccio D’Angelo and Giuseppe Continenza.
Since 2012, he has been the Artistic Director of prestigious guitar festivals, such as “The Art of the Guitar”, “Guitar Week” and the Mesagne “International Guitar Festival”. As a teacher, he works with the “Università Libera Età Natalia Ginsburg” in Carpi, where he gives courses in “history and guide to listening to music” and teaches classical guitar at the “Carpi Guitar International” Guitar Academy.
For more information, go to iictirana.esteri.it.