D’Addario Performance Series April 24, 2014 Press Release



Award-Winning Guitarists Aniello Desiderio and Emanuele Buono
will Perform Ambitious Programs of Both Classical and Modern Works

NEW YORK, NY, March 13, 2014 – After an exceptional season, the 2013-14 D’Addario Performance Series will come to a close on Thursday, April 24th, at Carnegie Hall, with performances from two of Italy’s finest, young classical guitarists.

The concert will feature Aniello Desiderio, who is emerging as one of the genre’s most proficient new performers.

Mr. Desiderio’s program will showcase his wide-ranging abilities. “Asturias” and “Sevilla” from Isaac Albéniz’s Suite española, Op. 47, will exhibit his breathtaking dexterity. The sweetly fantastical “Le Dèpart,” from French guitarist-composer Napoleòn Coste’s Fantasie Dramatique, will put his pure passion and emotion front and center. Each of his refined skills will culminate with Carlo Domeniconi’s Koyunbaba, suite for guitar, Op. 19.

Born in Naples, Italy, Mr. Desiderio now resides in Koblenz, Germany, where he is a professor of guitar at the International Music Academy. Among his admirers he counts pianist Chick Corea, guitarist John McLaughlin, artist Ernst Fuchs, and lauded conductor Lorin Maazel. He has performed at some of the most prominent concert halls in the world.

Opening the concert will be Emanuele Buono. Born in Turin, Italy, Mr. Buono began studying classical guitar at an early age. This head start, coupled with his unique abilities, fast-tracked his collection of top prizes from many international guitar competitions, including the prestigious Michele Pittaluga International Competition, in Alessandria, Italy.

Mr. Buono has chosen a program of ambitious works, including Mauro Giuliani’s jaunty Grande Ouverture, Op.61. He’ll also perform the enchanting passages of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Capricho de Goya n.18: “El sueño de la razón produce monstrous,” and others, before concluding with Joaquin Rodrigo’s magical Tres piezas españolas.

The 2013-14 D’Addario Performance Series has been many things to many people. It has shared the freshest classical guitar talent with New York City audiences. It has provided each performer with his or her Carnegie Hall debut. But most importantly, it has enabled the D’Addario Foundation to inspire underprivileged New York City school children with classical music performed by some of its finest purveyors.

Since 1981, the D’Addario Foundation has been committed to inspiring and assisting the growth and appreciation of music throughout the world. The primary mission of the foundation is to support community-based music-education programs in underserved areas. Many musicians who perform in the Performance Series visit these programs to play for children who may not otherwise have access to live classical music and its artists.

“This season’s performers are some of the best we’ve ever seen,” commented Suzanne D’Addario Brouder, Executive Director of the D’Addario Foundation. “We’re thrilled to be able to share their exceptional talents, not just with our Carnegie Hall audiences, but with the students at our partner schools.” During his visit to New York City, Mr. Desiderio will perform in the classrooms of underserved children.

An after-party hosted by the D’Addario Foundation, in Carnegie Hall’s Jacobs Room, will follow the Performance Series concert. During the party audience members will have the opportunity to meet the performers and enjoy the open bar. All ticket holders are invited.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall box office or website, at http://bit.ly/1fRMAAe. Discounted $20 tickets are available for students and seniors, and can be purchased at the box office.

For more information about the D’Addario Foundation and the D’Addario Performance Series, please email foundation@daddario.com or visit daddariofoundation.org.

Praise for the D’Addario Performance Series

“It is an incredible thrill to hear the young competition-winning performers who have traveled from all over the world to share their art, and then see them at the reception following each concert, surrounded by scores of new fans, all inspired to reach greater heights in their own playing.”

— Michael Newman and Laura Oltman (Creative Directors, D’Addario Performance Series)

“The D’Addario Performance Series is a very special concert series. I greatly admire the D’Addario Foundation’s commitment to bringing the very best young artists from around the world to New York to perform in the series. Every concert has been superb.”

— John Olson (President, New York City Classical Guitar Society)

“If you want to see the future of the classical guitar, go to the D’Addario Performance Series at Carnegie Hall! The Series’ aim is to present the very best of upcoming classical guitar talent, many of whom are making their U.S. debuts. Today’s international classical guitar scene is just exploding with spectacular new talent and this wonderful series, underwritten by the D’Addario Foundation, provides a unique opportunity to hear these amazing young musicians in the intimacy and pristine acoustics of Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.”

John Dearman (GRAMMY® award-winning guitarist)

“One of the best things that can happen to a young, up-and-coming musician is a Carnegie Hall debut. I think this kind of support provided by the D’Addario Foundation is priceless.”

Artyom Dervoed (performer, 2011 D’Addario Performance Series)

“Playing at the D’Addario Performance Series at Carnegie Hall has been one of the highlights of my career so far. The place feels so modern and aristocratic at the same time, and one really wants to give his best at the moment he is on that legendary stage. That combined with New York’s energy makes it an unforgettable experience.”

Rafael Aguirre Miñarro (performer, 2010 D’Addario Performance Series)

About the D’Addario Foundation

For over 30 years the D’Addario Foundation has dedicated its support to not-for-profit organizations that provide sustainable, high-quality music instruction programs in underserved communities. Through the generous support of D’Addario and Company, the D’Addario Foundation awards grants, product donations, and uniquely inspiring performances to organizations that strive to achieve this mission. Believing in the transformative nature of music, the D’Addario Foundation hopes to create positive change in the world by creating more musicians and opportunities for children and adults to express themselves through music.