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Exponent of the Alvaro Company guitar school, Luciano Tortorelli is considered by critics to be a very cultured and talented guitar performer and professor of classical guitar. He holds concerts and masterclasses together with many famous personages of the guitar world for internationally acclaimed guitar festivals and prestigious musical institutions.


Tortorelli graduated in guitar with full marks from the Italian National Conservatoire and was later awarded a Diploma of Merit from the Accademia Musicale in Pescara. He continued his academic career with Alvaro Company in Florence, undertaking a clear course of research with respect to technique and expression. After earning a scholarship with Diploma of Merit from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, he graduated from Salerno University with full marks in Literature and Philosophy, also from Roma University with a Master Degree, completing his composition studies with the Argentinian composer Eduardo Ogando.

Tortorelli keeps a busy concert schedule encompassing many important musical institutions in a variety of countries, including Carnegie Hall New York, St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, the Dublin Philharmonic, the Czech Guitar Society, the French Guitar Society in Metz, the Louis Leakey Memorial Hall in Nairobi, the Ravello Concert Society at Villa Rufolo, the International Lyceum Club Concert Series in Florence, RAI national television, Radio Nacional Clasica – Argentina, the Slovkoncert Agency in Slovakia, amongst others. 

Alongside contributing to music and guitar magazines of international acclaim, such as Revista Musical Catalana (Spain), GuitArt, Guitart International and dotGuitar (Italy), he is a dedicated studio musician.

His debut album was released by the South Korean label Aulos Music. His CD “Latin Latitudes”, for solo guitar, produced and internationally distributed by Brilliant Classics (2016) and his CD for Tactus Records, that includes the world premiere recordings of Francesco Molino’s Sonatas op.2 and op.7 for guitar with accompaniment of violin, were highly rated by internationally acclaimed magazines such as Classical Guitar, Guitart, Musica, Seicorde (CD of the Month), Il Fronimo etc. His recordings were also presented by Radio Nacional Argentina “De Segovia a Yupanqui“ in a live recital-interview, RAI Radio 3 “Primo Movimento”, Radio Vaticana “Incontri Musicali”, Radio Toscana Classica. He has edited the first modern edition of Francesco Molino’s 3 Sonatas Op.2 for guitar with violin accompaniment, published by Chanterelle-Schott and the John W. Duarte’s “Variations on a theme of Nikita Koshkin”, published by Doberman-Yppan. 

Furthermore, he has been invited to hold concerts and masterclass in countries around the world by The Juilliard School of New York, the Portland Guitar Society (USA), the International Guitar Research Center of the Surrey University of Arts in London, Narnia Music Festival, Fiuggi Guitar Festival, Salento Guitar Festival, Music Academies, Guitar Symposia in Italy, Music Academy of the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, the Music Institute of Helsinki, the Krakow Academy of Music, music institutes, guitar festivals and workshops in Poland, the Czech Guitar Society, Brno International Guitar Festival, Slovkoncert Management in Slovak Republic, Guitar Renaissance Festival in Belarus, Conservatorio Superior de Musica A.Piazzolla in Buenos Aires, the University of Arts in Patagonia (Argentina) as part of their events in 2016, in addition to many other international music institutions. 

On February 28th 2017 he made his debut at New York City's Carnegie Hall. The acclaimed guitarist–composer Alvaro Company dedicated "Preludio" (pensando a Čajkovskij) op.17 and "Bagatelle" op.53 to Luciano Tortorelli, who received another dedication by the cellist-composer Josè Bragato: his personal arrangement of “Suite Hispana” for guitar and strings. Tortorelli is often invited as president of International Guitar Competitions. He plays an ‘Elite’ guitar made by José Ramirez III (limited production, made in 1988) and a double-top guitar made by Lubos Naprstek (New Jersey, USA). 

Savarez Artist and Artistic Advisor of the Guitar Oasis International Foundation in New York, Luciano Tortorelli is ordinary professor of guitar at the "G. Martucci" Conservatory (AFAM - Ministry of University).




“A highly sensitive guitarist"

Alirio Diaz


"He plays very well and with a great temperament"



"A brilliant guitarist and musician"

Alvaro Company

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