Domenico Mottola

Domenico Savio Mottola, was born in Gragnano in 1993. He began to study the guitar in 2004 with M° Fabio Mastroianni and from 2006 with M° Marco Caiazza.
In 2012 he was admitted to the “San Pietro a Majella” Conservatory of Naples where, in the 2015, he graduated in the class of M° Vincenzo Amabile with a honours bachelor’s degree and special mention.
Currently he is studying with M° Frédéric Zigante at the “Vivaldi” Conservatory of Alessandria to earn the Master’s degree.
From October 2015, he is perfecting with M° Paolo Pegoraro and M° Adriano del Sal at the Segovia Guitar Academy in Pordenone.
Since 2009, he has been performing concerts as soloist and chamber music in Italy and abroad.
He has been invited to important musical festivals. He took part to a masterclass with international artists, including: Aniello Desiderio, Leo Brouwer, Marcin Dylla, Frederic Zigante, Lorenzo Micheli, Manuel Barrueco.
In 2017 he won important prizes: First prize at the “National Art Prize”, established by MIUR: “The National Art Prize is a competition that involves all the Italian Conservatories and Academies, which select their best student for every instrumental and artistic specialty. A jury formed by internationally artists goes on to identify the best candidate for each specialty”; First prize at the international guitar competition “Niccolò Paganini” in Parma and the first prize at the international guitar competition in Mottola (TA), which will enable him to make his record debut.
Some of the other awards include: First absolute Prize at National Guitar Competition “Giulio Rospigliosi” in 2013, Third Prize (2014) and Second Prize (2015) at the International Mottola Guitar Competition, First Prize at the Andrés Segovia International Guitar Competition (Pescara) in 2014 and second international guitar competition “Andrés Segovia” (Linares) in 2015, third place in the competition dedicated to “Claudio Abbado”in Lucca in 2015 and second place at the “Paris Guitar Foundation” international guitar competition in 2016. He has been a jury member in many competitions and has teached to a masterclass at guitar festivals.