PARTICIPANTS GUITAR 2020

The three winning videos of the GUITAR 2020 competition are visible here. The videos of the other participants will be presented below, in alphabetical order, over the coming weeks.


Riccardo Calogiuri (1990) - Italy

bridge between West and East, stretched out in the heart of the Mediterranean, crossroad of all the passageways and routes that can be traced in the ancient world, Salento, my land, has been inhabited since the dawn of man and every people has left its mark. Of every civilization, you can admire the rich remains and enchanting beauties, in a precious game of lights, colours, memories, traditions, and languages. At its centre lies the capital Lecce, a historical city that stands out for its extraordinary Baroque style, so different from all the others, with architecture of great refinement, unique in its kind; certainly, it is also Greek, Byzantine, Norman, Arab, Spanish, and Bourbon, but Baroque is its most authentic soul, which is reflected in the palaces and churches, poetry of angels, saints and stone fruits, a harmony of friezes, that become a chorus on a balcony, always amazing those who observe them.

To express as much greatness, I chose J. S. Bach, an extraordinary composer of that period, playing the prelude from the Suite in E major for lute BWV 1006/a and proposing some images of Salento and its particular baroque.


Riccardo Calogiuri (1990) - Italy

My basic idea for this video was to take the expectation of a classical guitar and turn it upside down. Although it will not always seem like that, all the sounds you hear are produced on one classical guitar, without any effects or post-processing (except the backwards video-playback in the very end). For me, it’s not about trying to do something new, but about curiosity and the process of exploring. I hope this video evokes some reaction in the viewer, either positive or negative, and maybe even leads to discussions about what classical guitar is, can, or should be.


Marco Carta (1992) - Italy

"Music, like many other kinds of artistic expression, is composed of practice, research, and emotion. I live on an island where weather changes give a very peculiar tone to the environment, both in and outside the city. This gives me very strong feelings and inspiration which, translated into musical language, enrich the performance."

My video follows this scheme:

  1. Ponce’s Prelude n. 7 – My study process, in a nutshell 
  2. Ponce’s Prelude n. 8 – Water, rain: reflexivity
  3. Ponce’s Prelude n. 9 – Fire: the energy during performance
  4. Ponce’s Prelude n. 10 – Wind, the sea: a horizon to look at.


Marco Carta (1992) - Italy

"Music, like many other kinds of artistic expression, is composed of practice, research, and emotion. I live on an island where weather changes give a very peculiar tone to the environment, both in and outside the city. This gives me very strong feelings and inspiration which, translated into musical language, enrich the performance."

My video follows this scheme:

  1. Ponce’s Prelude n. 7 – My study process, in a nutshell 
  2. Ponce’s Prelude n. 8 – Water, rain: reflexivity
  3. Ponce’s Prelude n. 9 – Fire: the energy during performance
  4. Ponce’s Prelude n. 10 – Wind, the sea: a horizon to look at.