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Gabriele Natilla was born in Taranto (Southern Italy) in 1972 and earned his Diploma in guitar with highest honours at the National Conservatory of Bari-Monopoli in 1994. He subsequently studied under Flavio Cucchi in Florence, Italy and Oscar Ghiglia at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. In 1995 he moved to Paris and attended the Ecole Normale de Musique where, under the tutelage of Alberto Ponce, he earned the Diplôme Supérieur d'exécution. He has also studied early music in Valtice (Czech Republic). In addition to his Ph.D. cum laude in Science of Communications from the University of Siena (with a thesis on Jewish Humour), he has earned a Certificat d’Aptitude, the highest diploma bestowed upon art teachers in France. He has been awarded prizes at numerous international competitions including: "Paolo Barsacchi" (Viareggio, Italy, 1995); Chitarrissima (Saluzzo, Italy, 1995); Ile-de-France (Paris, 1996); Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Muzyki Gitarowej (Krakow, Poland, 1997); Japan Chamber Music Academy (Nagoya, Japan, 2000); Toppan Hall (Tokyo, 2000); “Mauro Giuliani” (Bari, Italy, 2001). He has performed in over 15 countries in Europe, as well as in Israel, Morocco, the United States, Korea and Japan. He teaches guitar at the Conservatory of Argenteuil (by Paris).


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