Oscar Ghiglia was born into an artistic family - his father and
grandfather both famed painters, his mother an accomplished pianist. He
graduated from Santa Cecilia's Conservatory of Rome and began soon his
apprenticeship beside the great Master Andres Segovia, and later
"inherited" Segovia's class in Siena's Accademia Chigiana.
Ghiglia founded the Guitar Department at the Aspen Music Festival
(Colorado, USA) and the Festival de Musique des Arcs and the "Incontri
Chitarristici di Gargnano", and has been artist in residence/visiting
professor in at the Fine Arts Centreof Banff, Alberta, the Cincinnati,
San Francisco Conservatories, The Juilliard, the Hartt School, the
Northwestern University of Evanston Ill, as well as The Conservatorio
Giuseppe Verdi of Milan, the Rubin Academy of Jerusalem and many others
From 1983 till 2004 his teaching was carried on, year long, in Basel
Switzerland, where he held the professorship in guitar at the
Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel.
Besides touring as a solo performer, Ghiglia has played and recorded
with such names as singers Victoria de Los Angeles, Jan de Gaetani,
Gerald English, John mc Collum; flutists as J.P.Rampal, Julius Baker;
ensembles as the Juilliard String Quartet, the Emerson String Quartet,
the Cleveland String Quartet, the Quartetto d'archi di Venezia, the
Tokyo String Quartet; violinists as Giuliano Carmignola, Franco Gulli,
Salvatore Accardo, Regis Pasquier, and was a founding member of the
International Classic Guitar Quartet.