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|Giuseppe Torrisi Guitarist of the "Teatro Massimo Bellini" in Catania-Italy|
Was born in Catania, and
is a self-taught classical guitarist. In 1986 he graduated in the
conservatory "Tito Schipa" in Lecce.
He has appeared on live television and participated to radio programmes performing live, and in 1986 he was awarded the special “Show Prize”.He writes lots of transcriptions and arrangements for the classical guitar.
In 1999 he released a solo CD ("Dalla Sicilia al Sud-America...") in which there can be found personal guitar re-examinations of renowned tunes during an imaginary trip through different popular cultures.In recent times he has performed concerts in Romany and Germany achieving widespread support both from audiences and reviews.
In parallel to the soloist activity, Giuseppe Torrisi works together with some musical groups in order to re-discover and bring out Sicilian musical popular traditions.
Amongst these groups there can be mentioned:
He is also part of the vocal-instrumental group "Voce 'e Popolo" which, through refined instrumental arrangements, proposes a particular re-examinations of renowned melodies of the Sicilian and Neapolitan popular tradition.
Giuseppe Torrisi carries out a fully private teaching profession and, on this way, he has initiated some students to a professional artistic activity.He is on the teaching staff - musical class - of the intermediate schools "Raffaello Sanzio" in Tremestieri Etneo (Catania) .
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