James Stroud

Classical Guitar Competition

June 4 - 7, 2020

presented in cooperation with the

Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®

and the

Cleveland Institute of Music

Lorenzo Micheli (Italy) Lorenzo Micheli has taken up a busy concert career throughout the world since winning first prize in some of the most prestigious international guitar competitions, including both the Alessandria and Guitar Foundation of America International Competitions. As a recitalist and orchestral soloist, he has performed in more than 600 concerts throughout Europe, in two hundred US and Canadian cities, and in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America. In addition, since 2002 he has performed worldwide as one half of SoloDuo, whose duo performances have been acclaimed by The Washington Post as “extraordinarily sensitive – nothing less than rapturous.”

Micheli's discography includes more than twenty titles on the Naxos, Stradivarius, Pomegranate, Soundset, and Amadeus labels. His latest recording, “Autumn of the Soul,” was released by Contrastes Records. An active editor and researcher, he has published solo and chamber works with guitar by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Ferdinand Rebay. He also oversees a collection of music for two guitars published by Les Productions d’Oz.

Lorenzo Micheli lives in Milan, Italy, where he studied Greek and Latin literature at that city's University. He teaches at the University School of Music in Lugano, Switzerland, and is Artist in Residence at both the University of Colorado Boulder and Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. He also serves as guest faculty at the “Universidad Pedro de Olavide” in Sevilla, Spain, and the Conservatorio “A. Boito” in Parma, Italy.

Artist's website: lorenzomicheli.com