B i o g r a p h y
In 1999 he got a diploma in classical guitar with honours at the Conservatory of music “G. B. Martini” in Bologna .Besides, he followed the masterclasses of world’s renewed guitarist: D. Russel, M. Seidel, B. Davezac, A. Diaz, A. Ponce, F.Bungarten.
In 2006 he got with distinction the Konzerte diplom at the Musichochschule in Lucerne (Swiss).
Then Giovanni got bachelor degree in technique , continuo and baroque and renaissance praxis on original ancient instruments: thorbo, baroque guitar, vihuela and lute.
He is specialized in the vihuelistic litterature, expecially on the italian repertoire of frst '500. For this skill he got special invitation as soloist in the Ancient Music Festival of Havana (Cuba) where probably he performed the very first concert of this kind.
At the same time he is engaged in a concert activity both as classica guitar and ancient instrument soloist and in some chamber music’s formations such as the Eon Guitar Quartet, a guitar quartet, and a stable duo with a violin. He performed in Italy and abroad on the major stages: Municipal Theatre in Bologna, the Music Institute “S. Marino”, the guitar Festival in the “Centro Nacional de las Artes” in Mexico City, the Turku guitar Festival in Finland,Neunkirken (Germany) Morelia Guitar Festival ,Zacatecas Guitar Festiva ( Mexico) Festival de musica italiana de Quito y Guayaquil (Equador), Mayo renacentista , havana(Cuba), Munstr Germany, S.Polten Baroque Festival (Austria), Brno Baroque Festival (Chzec Republlic) and in the course of some other important Festivals in Italy.
Ever interested also in contemporary music and in the new technic composition, In 2003 he obtained the degree in Electronic Music Composition with full marks at the Conservatory if music “G.B.Martini” in Bologna.
In 2007 came out the recording of his guitar quartet Eon Guitar Quartet.
In 2008 recorded his first solo CD: “Fantasias y Caprichos” already very well appreciated by the critic.
In 2009 he founded the guitar orchestra named “La Follìa” and actually is coordinator and soloist first guitar.
From 2009 is member of the jury in the “Claxica” composition competition for guitar and every edition is honoured to perform the winner’s work as very first performance.
Ever interested and stongly convinced of the importance of musical diffusion, he usually works together with the most actives composers and conductors of his generation and also is art director of the International Bologna Guitar Festival that brings in Italy the most brilliant and interesting players from around all World’s stages.
Contemporary to the performing activity, Giovanni Maselli loves to teach classical guitar at advanced level preparing students for competitions and master degrees, and actually he is engaging a new experience as electronic music and new technologies teacher in the italian high school.
Giovanni Maselli plays very precious guitar made for him by the luthier Gerhard Shnabl (Germany) and Luciano Lovadina