Giuliano Belotti (born 1974 Bergamo, Italy) guitarist, and composer, who graduated from the Conservatory "Gaetano Donizetti", under the mentorship of Giorgio Oltremari, receiving his final diploma with highest honours.
A recipient of a full scholarship at The Juilliard School of Music from 1999 to 2001, Belotti worked under the tutelage of the eminent classical guitarist Sharon Isbin. Furthermore, in 1997 he was awarded the Diplôme Supérieur d'Exécution at the Alfred Cortot École Normale de Musique de Paris. At the time, he studied under the guidance of the celebrated maestro Alberto Ponce who described Belotti as "a guitarist endowed with great musical finesse."
Since 1992, Giuliano Belotti has given numerous recitals at prestigious concert halls spanning Asia, Europe, the United States and Mexico. He has played at prestigious concert halls such as the Weill Carnegie Hall, the Alice Tully Hall, the Juilliard Theater in New York City, the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Teatro Gaetano Donizetti in Italy, the Teatro Juárez in Mexico, the Teatro La Perla in Puerto Rico, the DBS Auditorium in Singapore, the Enrique Granados Auditorium in Spain, among others.
He has played with several orchestras such as the Czech National Orchestra, the Young Symphony Orchestra of Texas and the Chamber Orchestra of Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona.
He has released by M.A.P Milan a solo recording, Alma del Sur, featuring music of Spanish and South American composers, and a second one, Hawa, in duo with the Cuban percussionist Armando Cornell. Currently, in collaboration with the Chamber Orchestra of Gran Teatre del Liceu, he is working on a third album, Vivaldi on Six Strings, featuring his guitar revision of the integral of lute and mandolin trios and concertos. Composers like Marcel Khalife, Ricardo Llorca and Simone Iannarelli have dedicated to him some of their own compositions.
As a composer, he has published his chamber music works with Brotons i Mercadal in Barcelona and solo guitar works with Les Productions d'Oz in Canada. About his "Guitar Works", Steve Marsh (Classical Guitar Magazine) writes:" ... The eight pieces are all written in a contemporary idiom and without exception are attractive, musically accessible and skillful in their construction. ... It is always a good sign when, after playing through new works by a composer, one seeks out more from the same name. This is what happened after spending a little time on this book. Guitar Works contain some lovely material for inclusion on concerts or recordings".
He gives masterclasses in Europe, USA and Mexico.
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