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

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

He has won more than twenty-five prizes in international competitions: among them, first prize at Tokyo International Guitar Competition, at José Tomas International Guitar Competition in Petrer (Spain), at Gargnano International Guitar Competition and at “Emilio Pujol” International Guitar Competition in Sassari, first prize and audience prize at Viseu International Guitar Competition (Portugal), first prize at Niksic International Guitar Competition (Montenegro), at Groznjan International Guitar Competition (Croatia), at Corrado Alba International Guitar Competition and at "Ferdinando Carulli" International Guitar Competition in Rome, first prize and audience prize at Claxica International Guitar Competition in Castel d’Aiano, first prize among all instruments at Premio Fondazione CRT in Ivrea, second prize (first prize not assigned) at Guitar Art International Competition in Belgrade, the National Prize Of Arts, awarded by the Italian Ministry of Education to the best musicians studying in Italy, and finally second prize at Guitar Masters 2016 (Wroclaw, Poland).

Furthermore he has been awarded the 'Revelation Of The Year' Golden Guitar at the 22nd International Guitar Convention in Alessandria.

Since 2016 he has been a D’Addario Artist.

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

Davide Giovanni Tomasi was born in 1991 in Pavia, 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 Kunst Universitaet Graz.

In 2017 he will be performing in the principle European capitals - Rome, Paris, Bratislava and many others - and will be making a tour of about ten concerts all over Japan.

José Tomas International Guitar Competition
First Prize - Spain
Tokio International Guitar Competition
First Prize - Japan
Gargnano International Guitar Competition
First Prize - Italy
“Emilio Pujol” International Guitar Competition
First Prize - Italy
Viseu International Guitar Competition
First Prize - Portugal
Guitar Masters
Second Prize - Poland
  • 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

15 January
Salone della Loggia
Formigine, Italy
19 January
Auditorium Fratelli Olivieri
Novara, Italy
20 January
Conservatorio Guido Cantelli (masterclass)
Novara, Italy
2 April
Palazzo Pallfy
Bratislava, Slovakia
4 April
City Theater
Žilina, Slovakia
19 April
Aula Magna of Polytechnic University (recorded by Portuguese National Radio)
Viseu, Portugal
4-5 - May
Emilio Pujol International Guitar Competition Jury
Sassari, Italy
8 - May
Palazzo di Città
Sassari, Italy
12 - May
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta in Campo Morto
Siziano, Italy
10 September
Manfredonia International Guitar Festival
Manfredonia, Italy
22 September
Chiesa Dei Santi Pietro e Paolo
Bollengo, Italy
30 September
Consevatorio di Musica A. Vivaldi
Alessandria, Italy
Sevilla International Guitar Festival
Sevilla, Spain
4 November
Concert for Paris Guitar Foundation (with Marco Musso)
Paris, France
14 November - 7 Dicember
Tour in Japan
22 Dicember
Brescia Guitar 2017
Brescia, 2017

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