Mario Gullo started his studies with the Master A. Borrelli;
he has been attending the Academy of Music Giuseppe Verdi of
since 1985, getting a diploma with full marks in 1989, under the
Ruggero Chiesa’s guidance.
He attended some Masters Class given by the Masters A. Gilardino
and O. Ghiglia.
In 1990, 1991 and 1992 he attended the Masters Class of Verona
Sesto San Giovanni (Milan), given by the
Master Ruggero Chiesa.
In 1989 he distinguished himself by the following
Competition of Mondovi – 2nd Prize;
National Competition of Taranto - 2nd Prize;
Competition of Bari - 2nd Prize;
1990 he won the Ebe Cazzaniga Ansalone International
In 1991 he won the 2nd Prize of the Città di
Stresa International Competition of Music, and the 3rd
Prize (1st undisposed)
at the M. Giuliani International Competition of
In 1990 he took part to the First Italian Performance of the
Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich, in collaboration with
May 1991, in Milan and in October of the same year in Berlin, he
performed the First Italian and German Performance of Antonio
In 1992 he won the 3rd Prize (1st
undisposed) at the International Competition Città di San
Remo and another 3rd Prize (1st
at the Gargnano International Competition.
He took part, with flattering results, to the East & West
Prize of New York.
In 1997 he performed live the F. Sor’s twenty studies and
the Integral of works for lute by J. S. Bach transcribed for
In 1998 he performed live the Integral of Mauro Giuliani’s
In 1999 he collaborated with the flautist Andrea Griminelli and
some other instrumentalists of the Teatro Regio of Turin,
with Italian Symphonic Orchestra too, in occasion of the End
Millennium Concert in Kuala Lampur (Malaysia), playing in this
with soloists like A. Griminelli, Gillian Humprey and Michael
In 2000 he performed also the Integral of H. Villa-Lobos’ guitar
In 2001 he took part to the inaugural preview of AstiTeatro
festival in Eugenio Guglielminetti’s honour (Italian set
collaborating also with the actress Valentina Fortunato; the
actor Mario Scaccia and the director Ugo Gregoretti were present
In 2003 he published four volumes of transcriptions for guitars
ensemble for Ruggimenti Editions of Milan.
2004 he performed, for a benefit initiative, the Concierto de
playing with the Not(t)e di Pace Orchestra
Imola, directed by the Master F. Bugani.
In February 2005 he took part to three dates of
RaiNuovamusica season in collaboration with the National
Symphonic Orchestra of the
Rai (Radio Italian Television); in this occasion he performed
the first three Italian performances of works by D. Torazde, F.
L. Andriessen, directed by the Masters G. Noseda, F. Pomarico
and Z. Nagy.
In November 2005 he collaborated again with the National
Symphonic Orchestra of the Rai (Radio Italian Television) for
of Variations op. 31 by A.Scoenberg, directed by the
Master J. Tate, and of the A Five pieces op. 10 by A
Webern, directed by the Master
In 2007 he performed in the Alfieri Theatre of Asti the M.
Giuliani’s Concerto op. 70 in F mayor for guitar and
orchestra, in collaboration
the Classical Orchestra of Alessandria.
In 2008 he played the first Italian performance of Abandoned
Time composed by for electric guitar and Ensemble for
in collaboration with the
Geometrie Variabili Ensemble, directed by the Master
February 2009 he took part in one of the scenes of the latest
Mario Martone’s movie Noi credevamo, in appearance from November
2010 - and presented in competition to the Exhibition of
International Cinematographic Art – Biennial of Venice 2010 –
playing the part
the young guitarist Giuseppe Mazzini, and playing for the
occasion a 1810 guitar by the liutist Gennaro Fabbricatore.
December of the same year he performed the Concert for Guitar
and Orchestra by H. Villa-Lobos in harness with the Orchestra
Flessibile of Rivoli.
2010 he was part of the jury during the 16th International
Guitar Competition E. Pujol of Sassari; in October of the same
year he took
part to the production of The Barber of Seville by Paisiello
care off the Lyric Corporation De Carolis of Sassari in quality
worked with the actor Gerardo Placido in occasion of the
presentation of Domenico Gullo’s book La vecchia Legnano.
cooperated with RAI Symphonic Orchestra in occasion of the 2010
Christmas Concert directed by Steven Mercurio and broadcast in
Eurovision from Assisi, accompanying the singer Noa on the
mandolin and the singer Michael Bolton on the electric guitar.
has got in his repertory some concerts for guitar and orchestra
by J. Rodrigo, H. Villa-Lobos, M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, M.
is full professor of Guitar Chair in the L. Canepa’s
Conservatory of Music in Sassari (Italy).
Mario Gullo plays a P. Gallinotti guitar of 1969.
( Trad. V. VLAIC )