Golden Guitar "Revelation Of The Year" - 2017

Davide Giovanni Tomasi

Classical Guitarist

"Tomasi performed another miracle at Klarisky Hall. (…) He chose two demanding compositions, never once hesitating in the whole evening, mastering them perfectly not only from a technical point of view, but also expressively, making his performance even more of a unique experience. (…) Tomasi is the music he plays (…). Our eyes couldn’t believe that they were watching such a young person, as it requires an experienced artist who has matured both technically and expressively, but in particular mentally to perform such a repertoire. Our well educated audience (…) appreciated as well - thanks to the never ending applause, Tomasi had to play an encore and honestly I admit that I wouldn’t mind if the applause lasted until today."

Anna Weiss - "Maja Kultura"

Curriculum & Repertoire

“He has really amazed us for his flawless and enchanting technique and his expressive maturity, uncommon in such a young musician: warmness of the sound, breathing phrasing, refined colours; you had the feeling that the artist and his instrument were one” (Carla Zanetti Occleppo - “Il Risveglio Popolare”).

"Tomasi performed another miracle at Klarisky Hall. (…) He chose two demanding compositions, never once hesitating in the whole evening, mastering them perfectly not only from a technical point of view, but also expressively, making his performance even more of a unique experience. (…) Tomasi is the music he plays (…). Our eyes couldn’t believe they were watching such a young musician, as it requires an experienced artist who has matured both technically and expressively, but in particular mentally to perform such a repertoire. Our highly educated audience (…) appreciated it, as well - due to the never ending applause, Tomasi had to play an encore, and honestly I admit that I wouldn’t have minded if the applause had lasted until today.” (Anna Weiss - “Moja Kultura”)

Davide Giovanni Tomasi is considered one of the most promising soloist of his generation.

He is the winner of the second prize (first prize not assigned) of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, which is considered one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

Furthermore, he has won more than twenty-five prizes in international competitions: among them, first prize at the Tokyo International Guitar Competition,second prize at Guitar Masters 2016 (Wroclaw, Poland), first prize at José Tomas International Guitar Competition in Petrer (Spain), at the Gargnano International Guitar Competition and at Emilio Pujol International Guitar Competition in Sassari, first prize and audience’s prize at the Viseu International Guitar Competition (Portugal), first prize among all instruments at Premio Fondazione CRT in Ivrea, and finally the National Prize of Arts, awarded to the best musicians studying in Italy by the Italian Ministry of Education.

He has also been awarded the 'Revelation of the Year' Golden Guitar at the 22nd International Guitar Convention in Alessandria

Davide has performed as a soloist with leading orchestras, such as the Müncher Rundfunkorchester, the AUKSO, the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Giovanile del Piemonte and many others. He is also very involved in chamber music, and lately he has been playing in duo with the Italian guitarist Marco Musso.

He has also been invited to play in prestigious venues, such as the Auditorium of Museo del Violino in Cremona, the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Teatro Coccia in Novara, the Aula Magna of “La Sapienza” University in Rome, Teatro Verdi in Sassari, the Institute for Italian Culture in Paris, the Grosser Ehrbar Saal in Vienna, Hakuju Hall in Tokyo and many others.

Since 2016 he has been a D’Addario Artist.

Davide Giovanni Tomasi was born in Pavia in 1991, Italy. He graduated cum laude from the conservatory in Novara with M° Guido Fichtner when he was only eighteen years old. Afterwards, he was accepted at Chigiana Academy in Siena where he studied with M° Oscar Ghiglia and was awarded a Diploma of Merit. At present, he is attending masterclasses with M° Paolo Pegoraro and M° Adriano Del Sal at the Segovia Academy in Pordenone, and a Master’s Degree course with M° Paolo Pegoraro at the Kunstuniversität in Graz (Austria).

In 2018, he will be playing in more than 50 cities around the world - including a tour of concerts in Brasil, Argentina and Mexico - and he will make his debut at the International House of Music in Moscow.

2016
Ard International Music Competition
Second Prize - Germany
2016
Tokyo International Guitar competitions
First Prize - Japan
2016
Guitars Masters
Second Prize - Poland
2014
José Tomas International Guitar Competition
First Prize - Spain
2016
Gargnano International Guitar Competition
First Prize - Italy
2016
"Emilio Pujol" International Guitar Competition
First Prize - Italy
2016
Viseu International Guitar Competition
First Prize - Portugal
  • Guitar Solo
    • John Dowland - Praeludium P. 98, A Fancy
    • Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude, Fugue, Allegro BWV 998
    • Giulio Regondi - 10 Studi (selection), Introduction and Caprice op. 23, Reverie op. 19
    • Heitor Villa-Lobos - Douze Etudes (selection)
    • Manuel De Falla - Homenaje
    • Antonio José - Sonata
    • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco - 24 Caprichos De Goya op. 195 (selection)
    • Hans Werner Henze - Drei Tentos
    • Benjamin Britten - Nocturnal After John Dowland op. 70
    • Toru Takemitsu - All In Twilight, Equinox
    • Nuccio D'Angelo - Due Canzoni Lidie
  • Chamber Music
    • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Quintet for Guitar and Strings
    • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Romancero Gitano for Guitar and Mixed Choir
    • Mario Giuliani - Concerto op. 30 (version for guitar and string quartet)
  • Guitar Duo
    • Alexandre Tansman - Sonatine
    • Claude Debussy - Deux Arabesques (original for piano, transcribed by Davide Giovanni Tomasi)
    • Maurice Ravel - Sonatine (original for piano, transcribed by Davide Giovanni Tomasi)
  • Concertos for Guitar and Orchestra
    • Mauro Giuliani - Concerto op. 30
    • Joaquin Rodrigo - Concierto De Aranjuez
    • Joaquin Rodrigo - Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre

Events & Performances

Listen to some of Davide's best performances. For more of his videos, please subscribe to his channel on Youtube.

  • Castelnuovo-Tedesco
  • José

  • D'Angelo