Lorenzo Micheli has taken up a busy concert career throughout the world since winning the first prize in some of the most prestigious guitar competitions (Città di Alessandria, Gargnano, “Guitar Foundation of America Competition”). He has played more than 600 concerts all over Europe, in two hundred US and Canadian cities, in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as a soloist and with orchestra.
Since 2002 Lorenzo has been performing worldwide in duo with Matteo Mela – under the name of “SoloDuo” – in such venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Seoul’s Sejong Hall, Kiev’s Hall of Columns and Vienna’s Schubertsaal. Their duo was welcomed by “The Washington Post” as “extraordinarily sensitive – nothing less than rapturous”.
His discography (over 20 titles in 15 years on the labels Naxos, Stradivarius, Pomegranate, and Soundset) includes the music of Dionisio Aguado, the Quartets, op. 19, by François de Fossa, the Sonatas by Viennese composer Ferdinand Rebay, a CD of 17th Century Italian music for baroque guitar, archlute and theorbo, a collection of Arias and Cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti, the complete guitar Concertos and the 24 Preludes and Fugues for two guitars by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, a double CD of chamber masterpieces by Mauro Giuliani, Miguel Llobet’s complete guitar works, Antoine de Lhoyer’s Duos Concertants, three anthologies of music for two guitars (“Noesis”, “Solaria” and “Metamorphoses”), and the album “Morning in Iowa”, with former Dire Straits member David Knopfler. His latest recording, “Autumn of the Soul”, was released by Contrastes Records in November 2014.
A very active editor and researcher, Lorenzo has published solo and chamber works with guitar by such composers as Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Ferdinand Rebay. He is in charge of a collection of guitar music for the Canadian publisher “d’OZ”.
Lorenzo lives in Milan, Italy. He has served on faculty at the University School of Music (Musikhochschule) in Lugano, Switzerland, since 2011, and he is Artist in Residence at the University of Colorado.