Born in Pesaro, Italy, at the age of nineteen Eugenio Della Chiara graduated with top marks and honours at the Conservatoire of his home town, under the direction of Giuseppe Ficara.  Among his Maestros there have been Piero Bonaguri, Andrea Dieci and Oscar Ghiglia, with whom he studied at the Chigiana Academy of Siena.

 

Among the prizes he received - being the first musician to obtain this award more than once - there are two scholarships granted by the “Fondazione Rossini” he won in 2008 and 2010. In parallel with his musical studies, he completed his education in humanities at the Università Cattolica of Milan, obtaining a degree in Classical Studies first, and in Modern Philology later on.

 

His many concerts have allowed him to play in Japan, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Spain, Norway and Eire. In Italy, he has performed solo recitals for some of the main musical institutions in the country, including the Rossini Opera Festival, the Società del Quartetto of Milano and Bergamo, the Valle d’Itria Festival, the Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi of Milano and the Società dei Concerti of Parma.

 

Since 2018, he has been a DECCA artist: for the English label, he has recorded "Schubert - A portrait on guitar", “Guitarra Clásica” – an anthology that collects some rare guitar transcriptions from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven – and “Paganini Live”, an EP live recorded with Piercarlo Sacco. Before that – between 2012 and 2016 – he recorded three CDs for Discantica and Phoenix Classics.

 

A passionate chamber musician, he collaborates with pianists Davide Cabassi and Alberto Chines, tenors Juan Francisco Gatell and Mert Süngü, violinist Piercarlo Sacco and guitarist Andrea Dieci. His interest in vocalism and musical theatre allows him to frequently collaborate with opera singers, above all with tenors Juan Francisco Gatell and Mert Süngü. Together with Alessio Boni, he has staged “Tutto il resto è silenzio”, a reading from Shakespeare’s Hamlet accompanied by seventeenth-century English music.

 

He assiduously collaborates with composers belonging to different generations – such as Carlo Galante, Orazio Sciortino, Paolo Ugoletti and Davide Anzaghi – whose more than twenty solo and chamber works were dedicated to him. He has several first-ever recordings at his credit, among which the “Sonata per chitarra” composed by Luciano Chailly in 1976 stands out.

 

Since 2015, he has been the artistic director of “MU.N - Music Notes in Pesaro”, a chamber music season organized by the Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatrali. He is Professor at the “O. Vecchi - A. Tonelli” Conservatoire of Modena and at the “O. Respighi” Conservatoire of Latina, seat of Fondi. He plays a 1935 Domingo Esteso and a 2009 Masaki Sakurai.

© Eugenio Della Chiara 2018
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