Davide Ficco was born in Turin in 1962. He studied with Guido Margaria at the Conservatory of Alessandria graduating cum laude, and conducted further studies with John Williams, José Tomàs, Betho Davezac, Jakob Lindberg, Oscar Ghiglia and Alain Meunier, obtaining, from the latter, a grant from the CEE and two Merit diplomas from the Chigiana Accademia of Siena (1982–1993). In 1989 he received the title of Guitar Performer at the Royal College of Music in London, and in 1985 completed the course in Music Education at the Turin Conservatory. He currently teaches guitar at the Conservatory of Cuneo (Italy).
Having won many awards in national and international competitions as soloist or in chamber groups (1978–83), Davide Ficco has collaborated with the Contemporary Music Group and the Symphonic Orchestras of the R.A.I. of Turin (1982–2006) and Milan (1990–1993), with the Regio Theater of Turin, the Labortatorio Lyrico of Alessandria, the Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana and the Filarmonica ’900. He plays mainly modern and contemporary music and has made radio and television recordings for the R.A.I. including many world première performances. He has recorded for the labels Naxos, Stradivarius, GuitArt, Moisycos and Oliphant with music of the 1900’s. As a composer he has written music primarily for guitar, some of which has been published by Gendai Guitar in Tokyo and Carisch in Milan.