Mario Gullo started his studies with the Master A. Borrelli;

he has been attending the Academy of Music Giuseppe Verdi of Milan

since 1985, getting a diploma with full marks in 1989, under the Master

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 and

Sesto San Giovanni (Milan), given by the

Master Ruggero Chiesa.

 

In 1989 he distinguished himself by the following

competitions:

-    National Competition of Mondovi – 2nd Prize;

-    Il Concertista National Competition of Taranto - 2nd Prize;

-    M. Giuliani International Competition of Bari - 2nd Prize;

-    In 1990 he won the Ebe Cazzaniga Ansalone International Competition;

-    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 Bari.

 

In 1990 he took part to the First Italian Performance of the Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich, in collaboration with Antidogma Musica;

 in May 1991, in Milan and in October of the same year in Berlin, he performed the First Italian and German Performance of Antonio José’s

 Sonata.

 

In 1992 he won the 3rd Prize (1st undisposed) at the International Competition Città di San Remo and another 3rd Prize (1st undisposed)

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 guitar.

 

In 1998 he performed live the Integral of Mauro Giuliani’s Rossiniane.

 

In 1999 he collaborated with the flautist Andrea Griminelli and some other instrumentalists of the Teatro Regio of Turin, cooperating

with Italian Symphonic Orchestra too, in occasion of the End Millennium Concert in Kuala Lampur (Malaysia), playing in this occasion

with soloists like A. Griminelli, Gillian Humprey and Michael Ball.

 

In 2000 he performed also the Integral of H. Villa-Lobos’ guitar works.

 

In 2001 he took part to the inaugural preview of AstiTeatro festival in Eugenio Guglielminetti’s honour (Italian set designer),

collaborating also with the actress Valentina Fortunato; the actor Mario Scaccia and the director Ugo Gregoretti were present too.

 

In 2003 he published four volumes of transcriptions for guitars ensemble for Ruggimenti Editions of Milan.

 

In 2004 he performed, for a benefit initiative, the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo, playing with the Not(t)e di Pace Orchestra

of 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. Romitelli,

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 the production

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

 F. De Burgos.

 

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

 with the Classical Orchestra of Alessandria.

 

In 2008 he played the first Italian performance of Abandoned Time composed by for electric guitar and Ensemble for RaiNuovamusica 2008,

 in collaboration with the Geometrie Variabili Ensemble, directed by the Master F. Pomarico.

 

In 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

 of the young guitarist Giuseppe Mazzini, and playing for the occasion a 1810 guitar by the liutist Gennaro Fabbricatore.

In 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.

 

In 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 of mandolinist.

 

He worked with the actor Gerardo Placido in occasion of the presentation of Domenico Gullo’s book La vecchia Legnano.

 

He 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.

 

He has got in his repertory some concerts for guitar and orchestra by J. Rodrigo, H. Villa-Lobos, M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, M. Giuliani

 and M.M. Ponce.

 

He 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.

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