St Bride's: Music - Davide Sciacca – guitar<br />'A Guitar at the Opera'

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Davide Sciacca – guitar
'A Guitar at the Opera'

Tuesday, 30 July at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Davide Sciacca – guitar<br />'A Guitar at the Opera'

Michele Paturzo

Cavatina 'Casta Diva che Inargenti'
(from Norma by Bellini)

Johann Kaspar Mertz

Fantasy on the 'Sonnambula' op.35

Mauro Giuliani

Theme with Variations on 'Tu vedrai la sventurata'
(from Il Pirata by Bellini)

Pietro Mascagni (arr. by Arling Schaeffer)

Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Mauro Giuliani

Rossiniana n.5 op.123

Napoleon Coste

Fantasy for guitar on Norma by Bellini

Andrea Schiavo

Archè (2019, dedicated to Davide Sciacca)

The Sicilian guitarist Davide Sciacca has been a student of the concert artist Carlo Ambrosio. Davide has obtained Diplomas in a variety of disciplines, including: Guitar; Music and Guitar Tuition; Chamber music; Musical Disciplines and Guitar Interpretation and Composition, as well as writing a thesis on the French composer Napoléon Coste's works for Oboe and Guitar. In 2013 Davide was awarded a Masters in New Technology for Music and in 2016 he obtained a second level Masters in Contemporary Music from Santa Cecilia Conservatoire in Rome, studying with maestro Arturo Tallini. He has studied with numerous renowned musicians including Andras Schiff (piano); Augusto Vismara and Christophe Grube (violin); Stefano Vezzani (oboe); and guitarists Carlo Ambrosio, Giulio Tampalini, Aniello Desiderio, Giovanni Puddu, Costas Cotsiolis, Philippe Villa, Amanda Cook, Richard Jacobowsky, Linda Calzolaro and Nello Alessi. Davide has won more than fifty 1st prizes, as well as special prizes, in international musical competitions. Over the years many illustrious composers have dedicated original compositions to him. He has also been a judge for important national and international guitar and chamber music competitions.

Davide's performances have included his solo guitar concerts as well as appearances with chamber music groups, and as a soloist with orchestras in a variety of venues including theatres, cultural centres, universities, churches and cathedrals. He regularly lectures at universities in the UK and Italy. From 2014 Davide Sciacca toured England, Scotland and Wales as both a soloist and as part of a duo with violinist Marianatalia Ruscica. In 2016 and 2017 he performed in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family. In 2018 Davide debuted in the United States performing for Culture Connection in New York City. He went on to perform for the Ealing Guitar Society and the Liverpool Guitar Society. At the end of the same year he released, as part of the Counter Irish Project, a CD based on Irish traditional music, arranged in a classical and modern way. In 2019 he released a CD as part of Opus Ludere, the tangos being written especially for them by four different Italian contemporary composers. In Italy, he has collaborated with actors and directors such as Michele Placido, Guia Jelo and Ornella Giusto.

Davide's repertoire isn't confined to classical music, and he has appeared with rock and pop musicians at festivals and events including Sanremo Rock, Star Sprint, Time Tour and Girofestival, as well as working as session musician. His media appearances include work for Sky, Made in Liverpool TV, Tele D, Rei TV, Globus Television, and BBC Radio Merseyside. Davide is currently working on a PhD in Music Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and he teaches Guitar and Tablature for Lute as part of the academic courses at IMVB in Caltanissetta, Guitar at IMPV in Caltagirone and he also teaches guitar in Scuola Angelo Musco in Catania, Sicily.

Davide Sciacca is a Sicilian guitarist and has been a student of Carlo Ambrosio. In 2016 and 2017 he performed in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family. In 2018 Davide debuted in New York City and performed for the Ealing and Liverpool Guitar societies. He released the CDs 'Counter Irish Project' based on Irish traditional music, and 'El Tango' - a recording by the Opus Ludere duo. In Italy, he has collaborated with actors and directors. His media appearances include work for Sky, Made in Liverpool TV and BBC Radio Merseyside. Davide is currently working on a PhD at the RNCM in Manchester and he teaches Guitar at the conservatoires of Caltanissetta and Caltagirone in Sicily.