The Victoria Guitar Society is pleased to present a concert and technique workshop with the acclaimed classical guitarist Adam Cicchillitti. This is an exciting musical addition to his adjudication of this year's Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival Guitar Section.
The renowned American magazine Classical Guitar called him “a superb Canadian guitarist” and CBC Music included him on its list of Canada’s top thirty most promising young musicians in classical music, describing him as an “ardent ambassador for classical guitar.”
Known as one of the most promising guitarists of his generation, Cicchillitti is an active performer, composer, teacher and arranger. His compositions and arrangements are published by renowned editor les Productions d’Oz. In 2016, he toured Eastern Canada with Jeunesses Musicales and baritone Philippe Courchesne-Leboeuf, showcasing his arrangements of German and Spanish song cycles for the intimate duo of voice and guitar. He has been a featured soloist at Angèle Dubeau’s Fête de la musique, Canada’s premier guitar festival Guitare Alla Grande, Place-des-Arts and Salle J.-Antonio Thompson. His critically acclaimed video recordings for Radio-Canada, featuring his arrangements of Schubert songs with Philippe Sly, have reached hundreds of thousands of people internationally through social media. Finalist, semifinalist and multiple prize-winner in several national and international competitions. Adam is the founder of the guitar program at Ottawa Suzuki Strings and is a specialist in child pedagogy.
Adam and his duo partner, guitarist Steve Cowan, just released a new album with Analekta, Intimate Impressions for 2 Guitars, focusing on music originally written for piano, harp, or two guitars by leading 20th century composers who spent the bulk of their careers working in Paris.