Emanuele Buono has established himself as one of the most active guitarists of his generation. Born in Turin in 1987 he began to study the classical guitar when he was very young and at the age of eighteen was awarded a first class degree with honours at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, proceeding to further study at the Accademia Chigiana of Siena, where he obtained the certificate of merit twice in succession. On 27 September 2008, during the XIII International Guitar Congress of Alessandria, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Guitar as the best young concert player of the year. Emanuele Buono has been awarded first prize in the most important international guitar competitions: Gargnano (Italy, 2008), Ruggero Chiesa of Camogli (Italy, 2008), Split (Croatia, 2009), gold medalist at the prestigious Parkening (Malibu, USA, 2009), Città di Seveso (Italy, 2010), Fernando Sor of Rome (Italy, 2010), Agustín Barrios of Nuoro (Italy, 2012), Gredos San Diego of Madrid (Spain, 2013), Maurizio Biasini of Basel (Switzerland, 2013), and the prestigious Michele Pittaluga International Competition of Alessandria (Italy, 2013), the only guitar competition member of the renowned World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) based in Geneva. These resulted in an invitation to record for Naxos and Brilliant Classics. He has also been invited to make his début in several concert halls, including the Teatro Manzoni, Bologna, the de Falla Hall, Madrid, the Konzerthaus, Vienna, Carnegie Hall, New York, the Hermitage Theatre, St Petersburg, the Lysenko Hall, Kiev and the Stadtcasino, Basel, and to undertake a concert tour at a number of renowned guitar festivals in Europe and the United States.