World-renowned classical guitarist Diego Campagna is known as a charismatic performer famed for his poetic and virtuosic repertoire. On January 30, 2015, Diego debuted at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City where he received a “Standing ovation” at the end of his solo recital. On December 23, 2016, after his second recital at Carengie Hall in NYC, he received a triple standing ovations from the audience, after his 3 encores. Born in Imperia, Liguria, Italy, consecrated among the most important guitarists in the world of his generation, he began studying the guitar in Italy at the age of eight, after listening to a record by the unforgettable Maestro Andrés Segovia. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his humanity and his irrepressible joy for making music. He studied at the Salzburg "Mozarteum" University graduating with full marks with the Maestro Eliot Fisk, with whom he deepened the technical fundamentals of the instrument and defined his own identity as interpreter of the guitar literature. For several years he has been carrying out an intensive concert activity as a soloist and in chamber groups, among them the great soprano Mariella Devia, the "Neus Wiener Quartet" of Wien, the violinist Fation Hoxholli, the cellist Katharina Gross, performing in some of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe, USA and Asia. On June, 2014, after his concerts in Newport, Rhode Island and after the workshops with the students of the public schools he received the Key to the City by the Mayor for its important artistic merit and June 22 was declared the "Diego Campagna Day". On July 5, 2015, after his recital in Asuncion, Paraguay, at the presence of the Minister of Culture and the Ambassadors of seven Countries, he received the title of "Illustrious Guest" for its high artistic and cultural merits, in 2016 he was also given honorary citizenship by the Mayor of Badalucco, Italy; The same year he received an Award from the public schools of New York for his artistic cereer in the world and for the commitment to young people. He is the dedicatee of many compositions by some of the most important contemporary composers in the world.
"A wonderful world class guitarist" DAILY VOICE.
"A protègè of Eliot Fisk, Diego Campagna is an excellent guitarist who combines Italian spirit with training from Mozarteum in Salzburg" NEW YORK TIMES.
"Diego Campagna's playing was full-bodied, often muscular, and made excellent us of pace and silence" VOXNOVUS, New York City.
“Nonostante la giovane età ha già raggiunto un alto e raffinato livello di preparazione” LA STAMPA.
“Un nome una garanzia” IL TIRRENO.
“Un talento puro” LA NAZIONE.
“Un musicista dotato di un’intelligenza fuori dal comune” ELIOT FISK
(considerato a livello mondiale tra i più grandi chitarristi viventi, ultimo allievo prediletto di Segovia).
“Grazie per la tua immensa musicalità e per la tua arte” RADOVAN VLATKOVITCH (concertista di livello mondiale, primo corno dei “Berliner Philarmoniker”).
“I miei complimenti per la tua grande musicalità, un grande talento” EDUARDO FERNANDEZ (concertista e docente di livello mondiale)
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Diego Riceve il titolo di "Visitante Illustre" della Capitale del Paraguay, Asuncion
Newport, RI, USA: Diego riceve le chiavi della città ed il 22 giugno viene proclamato il "Diego Campagna Day" dopo i suoi concerti e gli incontri con gli studenti delle scuole pubbliche.
Eliot Fisk, Oscar Ghiglia, Elena Papandreou, Diego Campagna