Profile of the week – Aniello Desiderio

Aniello Desiderio is a wonderful performer. He gives unique interpretations of a variety of works and what has always surprised me is how he can take a very well known work, such as Asturias, and turn it into something new. Some people find his interpretations a bit jarring as they might not conform to performances they have heard in the past. For my money, it is more interesting to listen to something new, exciting, surprising and individual rather than something predictable. I have had the pleasure of seeing Aniello peform almost ten times and I always look forward to the next performance. He performs regularly on a guitar by Alessandro Marseglia and gives masterclasses at a variety of festivals.


His international career started in 1989 during the International Guitar Festival in Volos (Greece). This was the starting point for his career as an international artist, one who now performs all over the world in countries such as Switzerland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Cuba, Columbia, Venezuela, Japan, and the United States, both as soloist and with Orchestras like the Virtuosi di Mosco with Vladimir Spivakov, in Italy, Columbia, Spain, etc. He played for many important associations and festivals and in some of the most prestigious theatre around world, such as “Radio France”, in Italy, “A. Scarlatti”, “Megaride”, “I Pomeriggi Musicali” in Germany, “Bayerische Rundfunk TV“, Musikfest Bremen, Ludwigsburger Schloßfest-spiele, Omni Concert Series, S. Francisco, Alte Opera, Koln, Tonhalle Dusseldorf, Filarmonie and Prinzregententheater, Munich ,etc. In Nov. 1996 he made his New York Debut at the Manhattan School of Music (concert/ masterclass)


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  1. M. P. Rønnei says:

    I first heard of Aniello a year ago from a YouTube video someone sent me. I was shocked at his technique. I couldn’t agree with you more, Simon…he’s simply amazing.

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