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Davide Ficco was born in Turin in 1962. He received a diploma with honours in 1982 and took advanced studies, obtaining a grant from the ECC and two merit diplomas from the Accademia Chigiana in Siena (1982–1993). In 1989, he received the title of Guitar Performer at the Royal College of Music in London, and went on to study electronic music and music education at the Turin Conservatory where he also began to teach in 1994.

As a young guitarist, Ficco received many awards in national and international Italian competitions as soloist or as a member of chamber groups. He has collaborated with the Contemporary Music Group, the RAI Symphony Orchestras of Turin (1982–2011) and Milan (1990–1993), the Teatro Regio di Torino, the Laboratorio Lirico di Alessandria, the Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana and the Filarmonica ’900.

He performs primarily modern and contemporary music, giving many world premiere performances, and has been broadcast on RAI. He has recorded for the Amadeus, GuitArt, Naxos, Oliphant, Stradivarius and Tactus labels. As a composer, he has written music primarily for guitar, in part published by Gendai Guitar in Tokyo and Carisch (Milano).

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