Alberto Mesirca is one of the most celebrated guitarists of the younger generation. After graduating from Castelfranco Veneto Conservatory, he went on to study with Wolfgang Lendle at Kassel’s Musikakademie. Alberto pursues an active career performing around the world as a soloist, in duo, in chamber music and with orchestra, and he also enjoys sharing his knowledge giving lectures, courses or masterclasses. His repertory ranges from the Renaissance to new music, the latter including premieres of works by Leo Brouwer, Dusan Bogdanovic and György Kurtág. He was responsible, in collaboration with Hopkinson Smith and Franco Pavan, for the modern edition (Orphee) of the ‘Fantasie’ by Renaissance composer Francesco da Milano from a 1565 lute music manuscript kept at Castelfranco Veneto’s Archivio del Duomo. Alberto was a member of violinist’s Hugo Ticciati’s Ensemble O/Modernt that won Gramophone magazine’s Concept Album Award in 2020 for their ‘Chaconne’ CD. He was also awarded two ‘chitarre d’oro’ at the 2007 and 2013 International Guitar Meeting of Alessandria (Piedmont) for two other recordings. He has also recorded Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti that he himself transcribed for Curci. His ongoing projects involve recording Giuliani’s flute and guitar Duos and Paganini’s Quartets for guitar and string trio. From 2018, Alberto has been a teacher at Bari’s Niccolò Piccinni Conservatory.