Biography

Carlotta Dalia was born in Grosseto (Italy) August 25th 1999. She began to study classical guitar at the age of 8 with Maestro Alessandro Nobili, then with Maestro Alessandro Benedettelli and Maestro Fabio Montomoli. Subsequently with Maestro Aniello Desiderio.

At present she is a student of Maestro Giampaolo Bandini.

She has already participated in major public performances at numerous festivals in Italy and abroad, holding her first solo recital at the age of 12. She currently attends the Bachelor Course at the Academic Institute of Musical Studies “R. Franci” in Siena, Italy, where she was admitted at age of 14 with honors, now is at 3rd year in the class of M° Marco Del Greco.
Since 2013 she regularly attends the Improvers Course held by Maestro Carlo Marchione at the Municipal School of Arts in Rome, Italy. She attended master classes with Leo Brower, Aniello Desiderio, Marcin Dylla, Gianpaolo Bandini, Adriano Del Sal and Arturo Tallini.

Since the beginning she took part in National and International Competitions:

– 1st Absolute Prize – 2010 National Competition “G. Rospigliosi”, Lamporecchio (Pt), Italy;
– 1st Absolute Prize – 2010 Guitar Competition “Etruscan Riviera”, Piombino, Italy;
– 1st Absolute Prize – 2010 National Competition of Musical Performance City of Grosseto, Italy;
– 1st Absolute Prize – 2010 National Competition City of Tarquinia (Vt), Italy;
– 1st Absolute Prize – 2012 Guitar Competition “Etruscan Riviera”, Piombino , Italy;
– 1st Prize – 2012 National Competition “G. Rospigliosi “in Lamporecchio (Pt), Italy;
– 1st Absolute Prize – 2014 Guitar Competition “Etruscan Riviera”, Piombino, Italy;
– 1st Absolute Prize – 2014 International Guitar Competition “Young Guitarists”, Mottola (Ta), Italy;
– 1st Absolute Prize – 2014 International Guitar Competition “Pittaluga Junior”, Alessandria, Italy;
– 1st Absolute Prize – 2014 International Guitar Competition, Acerra (Na), Italy;
– 2nd Prize – 2015 International Guitar Competition “Uppsala Guitar Competition”, Sweden;
– 2nd Prize (first not awarded) – 2015 International Guitar Competition “Andres Segovia”, Pescara, Italy;
– 2nd Prize – 2015 International Guitar Competition “Acerra Guitar Competition”, Napoli, Italy;
– 1st Prize – 2016 National Guitar Competition, Grosseto, Italy;
– 1st Prize -2016 Guitar Competition “G. Rospigliosi “in Lamporecchio (Pt), Italy;
– 1st Prize – 2016 Guitar Competition “Etruscan Riviera”, Piombino, Italy;
– She was selected between 2351 musicians in a Competition of a National Radio that give to her the opportunity to make a CD;
– 3rd Prize – 2016 International Guitar Competition “Enrico Mercatali”, Gorizia, Italy;
– 2nd Prize – 2016 – (Primo Non Asseganto) – International Guitar Competition “Niccolò Paganini”, Parma, Italy;
– 2nd Prize – 2016 – International Guitar Competition “Città di Mottola”, Mottola (Ta), Italy;
– 3rd Prize – 2016 – International Guitar Competition “Amarante”, Amarante, Portugal;
– 2nd Prize – 2016 – International Guitar Competition “Città di Sanremo”, Sanremo, Italy;
– 1st Absolute Prize – 2017 Guitar Competition “G. Rospigliosi”, Lamporecchio, Italy;
– 1st Absolute Prize – 2017 Guitar Competition “Riviera Etrusca”, Piombino, Italy;
– 1st Prize and Audience Award – 2017 International Guitar Competition “Uppsala Guitar Competition”, Sweden;
– 3rd Prize – 2018 International Guitar Competition “Tokyo International Competition”, Japan.

She plays guitars by luthier Andrea Tacchi.

 

Since 2016 Carlotta is a D’Addario Artist

 

“I listened with astonishment the last CD recorded
by the seventeen years old guitarist Carlotta Dalia:
all – the technique, the sound, the phrasing –
it’is in she not promising, but realized.
For sure, she is arrived where, at her age,
maybe only Ida Presti was arrived.
We want to wish to her a continuation without hitches.
There is not lack of time for her.”
M° Angelo Gilardino, “Sei Corde” guitar magazine

 

“Carlotta, at age of 10, left the audience speechless for her sound
and expressive capacities out of the ordinary”
Maestro Cristiano Porqueddu, Italian Classical Guitar Forum



“Carlotta Dalia is a phenomenon of excellence”
Maestro Bruno Battisti D’Amario

 

“Carlotta Dalia showed an extremely high level
of technical accomplishment and musical understanding.
Her tone was clear and resonant,
and she projected her musical ideas clearly to the audience.
We see a bright future for her on the concert stage

Uppsala Internationella Gitarrfestival