La interpretación por Giuseppe Mennuti de Turris Eburnea me ha parecido de un nivel excepcional, plena de colores y matices sutiles que me han hecho redescubrir desde otra perspectiva mi propia obra. ¡Bravo por el excelente trabajo!”
(Luis de Pablo)

Bio

“Con obras de Sor y de Ponce, Giuseppe Mennuti manifestó una gran madurez musical y una

importante carga de expresividad afectiva, especialmente con Sor. Con sonido limpio y brillante,

lució también agilidad y sentido del ritmo en la obra de Ponce.”

(Andrés Mengíbar, Diario de Sevilla)

Giuseppe Mennuti began his guitar studies at the age of 11 with Davide Cervellino and continued with Michele Greci and Gianvito Pulzone at the Conservatorio “Gesualdo da Venosa” in Potenza, finishing in 2014 with honors. During the same year he worked as a guitar instructor at “Istituto Musicale Mario Bruno” en Lavello (Potenza), and was selected by the  Associazione “Musicare” in Nuoro to participate in the “Rassegna di Giovani Artisti” (Review of Young Artists). The following year he enrolled at the Conservatorio Superior “Manuel Castillo” in Seville Spain under the guidance of guitar professor Francisco Bernier, finishing with honors and Fin de Carrera Price in 2019.

He has performed in numerous concerts in Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France and Israel, in various festivals and concert halls such as: Capilla Gótica del Alcázar (Seville), Iglesia de San José (Seville), Museo de Bellas Artes (Seville), Sala Turina (Seville), Juventudes Musicales (Seville), Fundaciones Cajasol in Córdoba and Huelva, the Lutheran Church of Geneva, the Sala Casella in Rome and La Muse en Circuit in Altfortville.

In 2016 and 2018, Giuseppe participated in the Darmstadt Ferienkurse, under the tutelage of Yaron Deutsch, collaborating with Julien Malaussena. He performed the world premieres of the pieces “Mar the Mirror”, by the American composer Clint McCallum, and “Un nouveau morceau de musique surréaliste’’ by Joan Gómez Alemany, for guitar, double bass, bass clarinet and electronics. Giuseppe was invited to perform at the Seville Guitar Festival during the festival’s 2016 “Festival Off” young guitarists concert, in which was recording the live cd “Memorias IV, Señales desde el cielo” by Contrastes Records, and at the 2017 edition premiering a composition for guitar and electronics entitled “AlliveS” by Portuguese composer Josè Carlos Sousa.

He was also selected to participate in the “Research-led performance” workshop organized by the Fondazione Cini, featuring classes and lectures held by Elena Casoli, Florindo Baldissera and musicologist Gianmario Borio among others. He has collaborated with Guit Art magazine as well as the Neuguitars blog for interviews and articles.

Giuseppe has been the recipient of several awards in music competitions both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. In 2017 he earned the 2nd prize at the “Bucchi” contemporary music competition for all instruments in Rome (Italy) and in 2018 he earned the 3rd prize and the special prize for the best interpretation of a classical period piece at the “Abate Marchena” chamber music competition in Utrera (Spain) with French guitarist and colleague Antoine Guerrero. In 2019, he played as soloist with Orquesta Sinfonica Conjunta, in Seville, with the guidance of Juan García Rodriguez, and earned the “Swiss Government Excellence” scholarship.

After completing the Master of Arts in Music Performance, he is attending the Master in Musical Pedagogy at the Hochschule der Künste of Bern, with Elena Casoli.

©Desirée Martín, CICUS

Agenda

05/10/19 – Kirchgemeindehaus,Basel
In duo with Francesca Grilletto

Music by A. Piazzolla

07/02/20 – Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Rome

Chitarre: Classica vs Elettrica
with Francesco Palmieri

Music by L. De Pablo, J.M. Sánchez-Verdú,
E. Carter, M. Pérez Díez, J. Malaussena

09/02/20 – Salotto di casa Tucci, Milan

Music by C. Camarero, L. De Pablo,
J.M. Sánchez-Verdú, B. Britten, J. Malaussena

25 – 28/02/20 – La Muse en Circuit, Paris

New project with Elena Rykova

15/06/20 – Società Dante Alighieri, Basel

In duo with Francesco Palmieri

26/06/20 – Società Dante Alighieri, Thun

In duo with Francesco Palmieri

16/09/20 – GKS, Hochschule der Künste, Bern

Noel Schmidlin
Self checkout, für elektrische Gitarre und Smartphone*
*world premiere

03/10/20 – Conservatorio “G.Verdi”, Sala Puccini, Milan

Convegno internazionale della chitarra classica,
with Elena Casoli and Francesco Palmieri
Music by J. Malaussena, S. Steen-Andersen, J.M. Sánchez-Verdú

19/11/20 – >>zoom in<< Festival für Improvisierte Musik, Grosse Halle Reitschule, Bern
(Cancelled Due to COVID19)

with Shifter Ensemble
Music by Phil Niblock

13/12/20 – La Voirie, Biel
(Cancelled Due to COVID19)
with Shifter Ensemble

Music by L. González*, A. Corrales*, F. Di Salvo, T.Krebs*, J.Gómez Alemany*
*world premiere

15/12/20 – Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zúrich
(Cancelled Due to COVID19)

with Shifter Ensemble
Music by L. González*, A. Corrales*, F. Di Salvo, T.Krebs*, J.Gómez Alemany*
*world premiere

16/12/20 – Druckereihalle, Basel
(Cancelled Due to COVID19)

with Shifter Ensemble
Music by L. González*, A. Corrales*, F. Di Salvo, T.Krebs*, J.Gómez Alemany*
*world premiere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/02/21 – Salotto in prova, Milan
(Online event:
https://salottoinprovastreaming.vhx.tv/packages/giuseppe-mennuti-trailer/videos/giuseppe-mennuti-recital-06-04-2021)

Music by M.Ohana, R.Lazkano, M.Pérez-Díez, J.M.Sánchez-Verdú, L.Francesconi, J.Malaussena

22 – 26/03/21 – Universidade NOVA, Lisbon
(Online event)

08/05/21 – Prozess, Bern

with Shifter Ensemble
Music by Fabrizio Di Salvo*

*world premiere

27/06/21 – Stadtcasino, Basel

with Basel Sinfonietta

14 – 15/09/21 – Instituto Superior de Bellas Artes, Asunción

Online Masterclass and Lecture

13 – 15/10/21 CPMDT, Genève

with Shifter Ensemble
In collaboration with Arturo Corrales and the composition class of CPMDT

Music by Corrales, Escobar, Miyai, Cattin, Pontecorvo, Wen

26/10/21 – Centre Dürrenmatt, Neuchâtel

Coproduction HKB/NEC
Music by Rebecca Saunders

29/10/21 – HKB, Ostermundigen

Coproduction HKB/NEC
Music by Rebecca Saunders

15 – 17/12/21 – RadioStudio, Zürich

with Collegium Novum Zürich

17/12/21 – Progr, Bern

with Shifter Ensemble
Soapbox Festival

 

 

 

 

 

Media

Projects

GuitArt Magazine n.92
L’altra faccia della Spagna, l’opera per chitarra sola di Luis De Pablo
GuitArt Magazine n.96
Incontro con Julien Malaussena
GuitArt Magazine n.97
Come sta la luna? La musica di Maurizio Pisati da un’altra prospettiva
GuitArt Magazine n.98

I giovani e la musica contemporanea. Incontro con Carlo Siega e Ruben Mattia Santorsa
GuitArt Magazine n.99
A través del sonido, intervista a César Camarero
GuitArt Magazine n.100
“Je n’invente rien, je découvre”. Maurice Ohana e la chitarra.
GuitArt Magazine n.101
Oltre le sei corde: Maurice Ohana e Abel Carlevaro. Part one.
GuitArt Magazine n.102
Oltre le sei corde: Maurice Ohana e Abel Carlevaro. Part two.
I giovani e la musica contemporanea. Il nostro incontro con Francesca Naibo, Pierpaolo Dinapoli e Francesco Palmieri
“Oración”, Jose Carlos Cabrera, Review
GuitArt Magazine n.103
“Phasing in/Phasing out”, Yaron Deutsch
GuitArt Magazine n.104
“Pelle corde, legno”, intervista a Maurizio Azzan
GuitArt Magazine n.105
“Wrap the space”, dialogo con Elena Rykova
GuitArt Magazine n.106
“La forma prima di tutto”, la musica per chitarra di Edoardo Dadone

 

Contrastes Records

Memorias IV, “Señales desde el cielo”

Live recordings by the guest artists from
the Seville Guitar Festival 2016

If you would like to have further information

giuseppemennuti.s@gmail.com