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Performances by Alberto Mesirca, Classical Guitar for the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival - Finland

7/18/2012 to 7/28/2012
When: 7/18/2012
Where: Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival
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Alberto Mesirca, Classical Guitar
Performances for the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival - Finland
Gyorgy Kurtag's premiere for solo guitar

"This is the best Scarlatti I’ve heard on solo Guitar” – American Record Guide.
"Superb recording from the prodigiously talented Mesirca” – Classical Guitar Magazine.
"A true masterpiece of Classical Guitar’s discography” – Seicorde.
"Wundervoll: Alberto Mesirca!” – Kurier Wien.

Wednesday 18.7.
19.00 Boreal Wildlife Centre
Martti Rousi, Cello
Jonathan Roozeman, Cello
Karoliina Kantelinen, Kantele
Alberto Mesirca, Guitar
Music of Villa-Lobos, Cassèus, Gilardino

Thursday 19.7.
19 18.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre
Leo Brouwer (1939-):
Cuban Landscape with Carillons 0:06:00
Alberto Mesirca, Guitar

21 22.30 Kontio School
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937):
L'énigme éternelle from Deux mélodies hébraïque (1914) 0:04:00
(transcription for flute, guitar and piano by M. Jacquot)
Atte Kilpeläinen, Viola
Alberto Mesirca, Guitar
Miro Kari, Piano

Friday 20.7.
27 23.00 Arts Centre Pajakka hall
Live Poet's Club
György Kurtág (1926-):
"...lassan szállj és hosszan énekelj, Haldokló hattyúm, szép 0:06:00
First national performance, approved by the composer and Editio Musica Budapest

Heitor Villa-Lobos:
Prelude No. 1 in E minor (1940) 0:04:00
Prelude No. 3 in A minor (1940)
Alberto Mesirca, Guitar

Sunday 22.7.
35 10.00 Kontio School
Kids poets 30-40 min (20 min poets, 10 min
Isaac Albéniz:
Granada from Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 (1886)
Enique Granados (1867-1916):
Andaluza from the Suite 12 Danzas Españolas, Op. 37
Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909):
Recuerdos de la Alhambra (1899)
Isaac Albéniz:
Asturias from Suite Españolas No. 1, Op. 47 (1886)
Alberto Mesirca, Guitar

Monday 23.7.
42 11.00 Kuhmo Church
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791):
Serenade "Deh vieni alla finestra" from the Opera Don 0:03:00
Giovanni, K. 527 (1787)
Jaakko Kortekangas, Baritone
Alberto Mesirca, Guitar
Minna Pensola, Violin
Constantin Bogdanas, Violin
Ralph Szigeti, Viola
David Cohen, Cello

Wednesday 25.7.
56 21.15 Kuhmo Arts Centre
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992):
Maria de Buenos Aires (1968) 1:30:00
Daniel Bonilla-Torres, Speaker
Angelika Klas, Mezzo Soprano
Martin Alvarado, Tenor
Taru Ritavesi, choir
Mari Palo, choir
Niall Chorell, choir
Rolf Broman, choir
Janne Thomsen, Flute
Alberto Mesirca, Guitar
Henrik Sandås, Bandoneon
Tim Ferchen, Percussion
Tuija-Maija Nurminen, Percussion
Heini Kärkkäinen, Piano
Elina Vähälä, Violin
Siljamari Heikinheimo, Violin
Vladimir Mendelssohn, Viola
Trey Lee, Cello
Odile Simon, Double bass
Jukka-Pekka Kuusela, Conductor

Saturday 28.7.
66 11.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre
Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970):
Purple Haze (1966) 0:05:00
Alberto Mesirca, Guitar

Alberto Mesirca - Classical Guitar

The 28 year-old guitarist Alberto Mesirca was born in Italy in 1984. He completed his Bachelor and Master of Arts at the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto, ending them with highest score, "Summa cum laude” and special honor mention. Further studies were made at the Music Academy of Kassel, in Germany, with Wolfgang Lendle. His Konzert-Examen was praised with highest Honors. He attended masterclasses by M. Barrueco, A. Diaz, A. Pierri, C. Ogden, J. Vieaux. He was nominated "Young Artist of the Year” at the International Guitar festivals of Aalborg (Denmark), Enschede (Holland) and Encs (Hungary), and "Rising Star” at the Festival Gitarre Wien in 2009. He won many international prizes, such as the "Peredur Preis fuer Junge Kuenstler”, two times the "Golden Guitar” (for best recording in 2007 and as Best Upcoming Artist of the Year in 2009) at the International Guitar Meeting "Pittaluga” in Alessandria, the Lions Prize for young musicians and the scholarship for best Italian Conservatory students, the "San Liberale” Prize for artistic achievements. As soloist, he played many concerts all over Europe (at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rundetaarn of Copenhagen, Auditorium of Valencia, Teatro Regio of Parma, Palazzina Liberty of Milan, Staatstheater of Kassel, Conservatory Hall of Barcelona, Kunstforum Vienna and many others) and as a chamber musician he collaborated with great artists like Dimitri Ashkenazy, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Matthias Schulz, Martin Rummel, Peter Giger, Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists, Marco de Santi, Winfried Rademacher, Barbara Doll, Quatuor Ardeo, Quatuor Enesco, Acies Quartett.
Since 2008 he’s been collaborating with the Louis Spohr Stiftung and the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. He recorded live broadcasting shows for RAI, Radio3,Hessisches Rundfunk HR2, ORF, AVRO4, the national Hungarian TV.

He recorded many cd’s, among which "Ikonostas”, which contains previously unreleased compositions which were found in the Segovia Archive ("Errimina” by Padre Donostia) and world premieres of Angelo Gilardino’s "Ikonostas” and "Annunciazione”. He edited and fingered compositions which were published by Chanterelle, Berben, Curci, Rai Trade, Musik Fabrik. Angelo Gilardino dedicated to him his Sonata "Cantico di Gubbio”. With the collaboration of Hopkinson Smith and Franco Pavan he published the previously unknown and unpublished compositions by Francesco da Milano which appeared in the Castelfranco Veneto 1565 Lute Manuscript, distributed now by Orphee Editions. He was nominated in 2009 assistant of the Guitar Class at the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto.

The past two years have been characterized by an intensive period of performances, lectures and masterclasses which brought him at the Auckland University (New Zealand), at the Guitar Foundation of America Convention (Georgia, USA), at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), and for the Stradivari Foundation, at the Venice Music Biennale (after his collaboration with György Kurtàg and Claudio Ambrorsini), at the Silesian Guitar Autumn in Tychy (Poland) and the Festival Classique in The Hague, among many others.
In collaboration with Marc Ribot he recorded the complete guitar works of the Haitian composer Frantz Casséus; for this recording he is candidate for "Best Solo Performance" at the 2012 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
In december 2011 Alberto was responsible of the digitalization and creation of the Musical Archive of the Beyazit Library in Istanbul, Turkey. Alberto won the prestigious "Tullio Besa” prize in May 2012 and keeps on constantly touring the world, concert after concert.

From June 2012 Alberto is official endorser of Aquila Strings.

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