– a member of competition jury –

Antonio
Fruscella

ANTONIO FRUSCELLA was born in Campobasso (Italy) where he obtained successfully the classical guitar Diploma in 1999.

He subsequently perfected at the “Conservatoire National de Rčgion” of Aubervilliers – La Courneuve in Paris, attending the teaching by Alberto Ponce, getting in the year 2002 the guitar and chamber music diploma with full marks.

He attended in the same conservatory the two years postdiploma specialization course 2001/2003. He also attended several masterclasses by famous teachers such as: D. Russell, L. Zea, G. Listes, A. Valente, O. Ghiglia. He won many prizes in Italian national competitions (Barletta, Mottola, Recanati, Caramanico, Ortona, Pesacara, Savona) and international competitions (Third prize at Paris Duo Guitar Contest; Fourth prize at Montélimar Duo Guitar Concours; Second prize at the “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris A. Cortot” in “J. Rodrigo” Competition). He attended the High Specialization Course at Villecroze Accademy (France) and at the International Masterclass in Mendrisio (Switzerland) both given by Alberto Ponce. In 2001 he received the “Subinates ” prize as best student at the XIII International Course in Mendrisio (Switzerland). In 2002 he received a scholarship from the “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris A. Cortot” and in 2003 he obtained the Superior Musical Performance Diploma.

He has recorded for “Alfa Musica” the inedited Sonata of Antonio Ruiz Pipó. In 2001 he founds the “Debs Fruscella Duo” with the pianist Rania Debs. They achieve 2 CD: “Momenti Samai” and “Opus Mixtum” and they take a part in many festivals and concert series around Europe, Middle East and Mexico.

He plays as soloist or in other ensemble in many festivals and concert series in Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Russia, Lebanon, Switzerland, Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland and Taiwan.

Among the projects that better emphasize his eclectic background there are the Duo CHORG with Simona Fruscella guitar and pipe organ; flute and guitar duo with flutist Jacques Simony.

He is invited how teacher in many courses and masterclasses of guitar in Italy and abroad: Conservatory of Music in Cesena (Italy), Conservtory “A. Segovia” of Linares (Spain), Conservatory of Music in Morelia (Mexico), “Classical Guitar Retreat” in Cumbrae (Scotland), “Guitar Stage” in Seckau (Austria).
His concerts were recorded and broadcasted by MRT1 (Macedonia) RTK1 (Kosovo).

He is teacher of guitar at the Conservatory of Music and Dance “Les deux Muses” in Melun, at the Conservatory in Vaux Le Pénil, and at the E. I. in Vert Saint Denis, situated on Paris Department (France).