Biography

At a young age, Simone Salvatori took interest in music and by the age of nine he began learning to play the guitar.
He went on to perform his first solo concert by the age of twelve playing pieces composed by N. Paganini, M. Giuliani, F. Tarréga and also performing pieces by Cuban Leo Brouwer. Through the performances of these pieces, he obtained great praise by Latina Oggi, noted as a virtuous guitarist.
Salvatori was born near Rome, Italy on May 6th, 1992. He has performed regularly as a recitalist in solo recitals at notable international festivals and seasonal concert halls performing pieces ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary music.
In 2016, he received a second level degree (two years of specialization) with highest honors cum laude and honorable mention at the L. Refice Conservatory in Frosinone, Italy.
He went on to receive his specialization at the Stefano Strata Academy of Pisa with Aniello Desiderio, in Livorno, with Roland Dyens and in Rome with Carlo Marchione.
He has been granted several scholarships: first as best student in 2014 in Roland Dyens’ class and in Aniello Desiderio’s class in 2021. In 2022, he was awarded a scholarship at the Domenico Cimarosa Conservatory of Avellino, where he recently completed his second level Master’s degree with 110 cum laude.
Driven by a deep passion for romantic style, in 2019, he recorded his first solo album named Reverie for the DotGuitar label, defined by News for Guitar as a beautiful journey through the greatest fundamental pillars of guitar composers.
Salvatori, as a result, focused his recording debut on some of the most renowned composers of the nineteenth century guitar such as N. Coste, G. Regondi, L. R. Legnani and F. Tarrèga, to which he adds one of the most important tributes to the romanticism of the twentieth century: the Sonata Romantica (homage to F. Schubert) by M. M. Ponce.
He is the winner of over fourteen prizes in national and international competitions including: the Concurso Internacional de Madrid, the Città di Mottola international competition, the Andrés Segovia international competition, the France Music Competition, the Nilo Peraldo Bert international competition, the Alirio Diaz international competition.
A recent collaboration with the composer Daniele Basini has led him to record on behalf of the Icelandic National Radio and Television and will lead him, in the coming months, to perform in Iceland, where he will perform a first ever Sonata dedicated to him.
Since 2016, Simone Salvatori has been a professor at in-state and private institutes; he is currently a guitar teacher at the Giovanni XXIII High School in Latina, Italy.