Carlotta Dalia, Guitar
Carlotta Dalia's playing embodies the excellence of a tradition – the Italian one, at its best – and she is on the verge of becoming a world leader in the art of the guitar . Maestro Angelo Gilardino, Suonare News
Born in Tuscany in 1999, guitarist Carlotta Dalia draws attention to herself with her passionate and deep interpretations, which are carried by a round and powerful tone. Since she gave her first solo concert at the age of twelve, she has won over 40 national and international competitions, including first prizes in Uppsala, Hong Kong, Miami and Madrid, as well as at the International Competition Niccolò Paganini in Parma.
She is now a regular guest on concert stages worldwide - tours have taken her to Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Russia, Ireland, Japan and Switzerland, among others. For some time now she has been regularly heard in a duo with the violinist Giuseppe Gibboni, the current winner of the Paganini Violin Competition in Genoa - the two played, among other things, at the invitation of the Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the Quirinal Palace in Rome; the concert was broadcast live on Italian radio. Concerts this season will also take Carlotta Dalia across Italy, to Barcelona, Beirut, Bogotà, to the Groningen Guitar Festival and on tour to China.
She released her first CD Gran Solo with works by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Scarlatti, Bach and Sor at the age of 16. A second recording, including compositions by Bach's contemporary Silvius Leopold Weiss, followed in 2018. In 2020 she recorded a dedicated sonatina by Angelo Gilardino entitled Angelus , which was released together with works by other composers; in the same year her recording of all guitar works by Ida Presti was released. For this recording she was awarded the Chitarre d'oro prize in Milan in October 2022.
Carlotta Dalia started playing the guitar at the age of eight and graduated with distinction in 2017 from the renowned Accademia Chigiana in Siena, where she studied with Oscar Ghiglia. She completed postgraduate studies as a student of Laura Young at the Mozarteum Salzburg in 2022. She has been a D'Addario Artist since 2016. She is supported by the Si-Yo Music Foundation in New York and the Adopt a Musician Foundation in Lugano – the latter also providing her with the excellent instrument on which she plays: the 1939 Hermann Hauser I guitar built for Andrès Segovia In 2023 she is a lecturer at the Conservatorio di Musica “F. Morlacchi" in Perugia.