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The Italian guitarist Andrea Bissoli had his first lessons with his brothers, later studying with Giuseppe Maderni. When he was thirteen he gave his first recital in his hometown, performing Villa-Lobos’s Cinq Préludes, later adding to his repertoire works by Turina, Albéniz and several of Villa-Lobos’s Études, performances of which won him prizes at competitions for young musicians. At fourteen he retired from competitions to study with Stefano Grondona at the Conservatorio ‘Arrigo Pedrollo’ in Vicenza. After graduating with full marks from high school, he turned to musical studies, graduating and then completing a postgraduate course at the Vicenza Conservatory, once again cum laude. He studied with Laura Mondiello, Paul Galbraith, Alirio Díaz and Oscar Ghiglia, and has won awards at several guitar competitions in his native Italy. In 2006 he started the guitar duo Phèdre Adroit with Federica Artuso. They have studied baroque music with Monica Huggett and Sigiswald Kuijken, and also play nineteenth-century music on two period instruments labelled ‘Petitjean’. Their repertoire also includes an all-Villa-Lobos programme of unpublished transcriptions for two guitars made by Andrea Bissoli. Andrea Bissoli plays a J. Vincenti guitar, currently strung with New Nylgut strings by Aquila.

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VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Guitar Manuscripts (The) - Masterpieces and Lost Works, Vol. 1 (Bissoli) Naxos
Concertos, Vocal, Instrumental, Vocal, Instrumental, Choral - Secular
VILLA-LOBOS, H.: Guitar Manuscripts (The) - Masterpieces and Lost Works, Vol. 2 (Bissoli) Naxos
Instrumental, Concertos, Instrumental, Vocal

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