Marco Piperno

Marco Piperno from Lecce, studied classic guitar with Vito Fiore since  1999; he graduated when he was 17, followed by Bruno Battisti D’Amario at the Music Conservatory “Santa Cecilia” in Rome. In 2014 he graduated at the two-years specialization of second level with 110 with laud with Nando Di Modugno at the Conservatory of Music N. Piccinni in Bari. From 2010 to 2013 he attended the high perfection courses at the “Accademia Musicale Chigiana” in Siena with Oscar Ghiglia. Since 2013 he is making progress with Paolo Pegoraro and Adriano Del Sal at the “Segovia Guitar Academy” in Pordenone and from 2017 with Giampaolo Bandini at “Istituto Boccherini” in Lucca. In 2018 he graduated at Master of second level with 110 with laud at Conservatory of music “A. Boito” in Parma with Massimo Felici.

Since 2014 he won numerous guitar competitions in Italy and in the world obtaining twenty international awards including more then ten first prizes, among the most important 1st prize  XXVI Concurso Ciudad de Linares Andrés Segovia, 1st prize Forum Gitarre Wien 2nd prize  “Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition”  Moscow and 2nd  prize with first not awarded XLIII Incontri Chitarristici di Gargnano. He also is winner of 1stprize  and public prize at XVI Concurso Internacional Guitarra el Condado, 1stprize Concurso Internacional “EstebanDaza”  Valladolid, 1stprize Elche Guitar Competition, 1stprize II Selezione Internazionale Giovani Concertisti del Festival Valle dell'Ossola, 1stprize III Concorso Internazionale Varie Azioni sul Tema Città di Porto San Giorgio, 1stprizeConcorso Internazionale Borguitar Festival, 1st absolute prize Concorso Giulio Rospigliosi, 2ndprize Zagreb Guitar Competition, 2ndprize XL Concorso Incontri Chitarristici di Gargnano, 2ndprize Concorso Internazionale omaggio a N. Paganini di Parma 2017/18, 2ndprize Sanremo Guitar Competition 2015/17/18, 3rdprize XV Concurso Ciudad de Linares Andres Segovia, 3rdprize XXII Coria Guitar Competition, 3rd prize and public prize Claxica Guitar Competition.

At the age of 12 he made his first recital, starting his concert activity as a soloist, taking concerts in Italy and abroad. For many years he has played a leading role in numerous guitar festivals, including “Andrés Segovia” by Linares, Festival Internacional de Guitarra, Ciudad de Valladolid, “Festival Paganini” in Parma, Comarca del Condado, Festival de Guitarra de Girona Costa Brava, "Segovia Guitar Week" of Pordenone etc. He has performed in the most prestigious theaters of Lecce, Siena, Rome, Bologna, Bari, Domodossola, Naples, Parma, Vienna, Brussels, Linares, Jaen, Belgrade, Zagreb and Moscow.

He played the Concert in D by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco in Moscow with the Orchestra Musica Viva Moscow Chamber Orchestra, with the orchestra {oh!} OrkiestraHistoryczna of Katowice in Tychy under the direction of M ° Marek Mos and with the orchestra of the Conservatory “Arrigo Boito” of Parma in Parma.

He taught in the conservatories “C. Monteverdi” of Cremona, “G. da Venosa” of  Potenza and from 2021 he is a professor at the conservatory “N. Rota” of Monopoli.

Photo: CHUCHI GUERRA