About Riccardo Calogiuri
Riccardo Calogiuri, 29, started studying the guitar at age 5 with Gabriella Lubello at the Scuola Superiore di Musica Harmonium di Cavallino in his native Italy. In 2008 he graduated with honors from the N. Piccinni Conservatory of Music in Bari, Italy. During the summers of 2005 through 2008 he attended several master classes with Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. In 2012 he finished his postgraduate studies in Bari, and in 2015 he continued his studies in Lugano, Switzerland, with Lorenzo Micheli.
Calogiuri has won more than 20 1st prizes in national competition, and eight 1st prizes in prestigious international competitions. In 2010 he received the Golden Guitar award at the International Guitar Convention in Alessandria, Italy, for "best up-and-coming artist." Other recent awards include 1st prize at the 2015 "Maria Quintieri" International Competition (Italy), the 2009 Alirio Diaz International Guitar Competition (Venezuela), the 2009 International Guitar Competition of Gargnano (Italy), and the 2009 International Guitar Competition of Fiuggi (Italy). Calogiuri performed at the 2006 International Guitar Festival of Great Britain and the 2010 Andrés Segovia International Guitar Festival in Madrid, and he was a competitor in the 2015 and 2012 Parkening International Guitar Competitions.