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Cristina Galietto, born in Naples is a 21-year-old Italian classical guitarist, whose guitar playing has taken her to many countries in Europe, where she has given concerts, participated in masterclasses with artists such as Aniello Desiderio and many others. Among the numerous international competitions that she has won, the highlights include winning First Prizes at: Rago International Guitar Competition in Stuttgart, International Competition for Young Guitarists ‘Andrés Segovia’ in Monheim am Rhein and the Uppsala International Guitar Festival Competition in Sweden. She began her musical studies at the age of seven with his father, a guitar teacher. She attended the music high school "Margherita di Savoia" in Naples in the guitar class of Enzo Amato. At 16 she spent one year at the Blatchington Mill School in Brighton (UK) perfecting the English language and deepening the study of the guitar privately with Carlos Bonell at the Royal College of Music of London. She studied also at the "San Pietro a Majella" Conservatory of Music in Naples and later in the "Domenico Cimarosa" Conservatory of Music in Avellino in the class of Lucio Matarazzo, graduating with full marks, honour and special mention. At the moment she is studying with Paolo Pegoraro and Lukasz Kuropaczewski at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, in Graz. Her new album Avant l’Aube, released at the end of 2020 (Timespan recordings), features music by composers such as J. Rodrigo, D. Scarlatti and A. Rago, all of whom are representative of an intimate, delicate and passionate musical feel – characteristics that stand out in her playing and to which her audience are drawn. The Guitar on which Cristina is playing at the moment is an instrument of fine workmanship made by master luthier Alessandro Marseglia (Pozzuoli).