Ganesh Del Vescovo (*1959)
The Italian guitarist and composer Ganesh Del Vescovo, today considered a virtuoso of the classical guitar, began his guitar studies as a self-taught musician. An important meeting with Alvaro Company, a pupil of Andrés Segovia, brought him to follow Company’s courses at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory of Florence, where he graduated with full grades, cum laude and honourable mention “for his extraordinary skill in portraying the character and mood of the pieces performed.”
Straight from the start Del Vescovo’s activity as a composer developed hand in hand with the study of the instrument itself. He always felt free to experiment and explore new guitar techniques, and thus developed a very personal musical concept, partly inspired by his meeting with Indian classical music and musicians.
He has published numerous scores, studies, CDs, DVDs and books with various publishers. His studies and compositions are featured on the syllabus of various conservatories, academies and music schools in Italy and other parts of the world.
At present he holds guitar courses and Master Classes at Centro Studi Musica & Arte (Florence) and Scuola di Musica di Sesto Fiorentino (Italy).
The great Italian poet Mario Luzi wrote about him: “Over the years I have heard Del Vescovo play many times on different occasions and it always made me feel as though I had entered into an enchanted sphere consisting of the emotions and feelings of a beautiful musical talent; a personal yet communicative, and at times self-luminous sphere.”
Del Vescovo, Ganesh - Improvviso e Ritmico for 2 Guitars (1998) [CH 261]