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Cardiff Guitar Festival Concerts

Friday 28th July 2023 at 7.00pm - Salem Chapel, Market Road, CF5 1QN

Giulia Ballaré
Tickets £12 and £8 concessions


Giulia Ballaré (1987, Italy) is now considered one of the most promising soloists of her generation.


Giulia is regularly invited to play all over the world in prestigious venues. She has performed in Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Florida, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Ireland, England, Austria, Portugal, Montenegro, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Bosnia Herzegovina, Finland, Bulgaria, Sweden, Germany, and Italy. 


Giulia is professor at Conservatoire de Musique de Genève (Switzerland) and Conservatorio “A. Vivaldi” in Alessandria (Italy). 

In 2013 she released her first album with the label dotGuitar titled "Lirically Spain”, in 2019 the “Untuned Guitar” with the Spanish label JSM Guitar Records. In 2019 she founded the “GenevaGuitarDuo” with the french guitarist Pauline Gauthey. 



When she was 20 years old, after Erasmus’s experience in Spain, she devote everything to the guitar; in 6 years (2013/2018) she has won more than 30 prizes in international competitions among them, first prize: Andrès Segovia (Linares, 2018), Ciudad de Coria (Spain, 2017), Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria, 2016), Mottola (Italy, 2013); second prize: J. Tomàs-Petrer - 1st not awarded - (Spain, 2018), Enrico Mercatali (Gorizia, 2017/8), Thessaloniki Guitar Competition (Grece, 2017) Mertz Competition, (Bratislava, 2016), Montenegro International Competition, (Podgorica, 2016); third prize: M. Pittaluga International Competition (Alessandria, 2017), A. Frauchi International Competition (Moscow, 2017),  J. Tomàs-Petrer (Spain, 2017), Sevilla (Spain, 2017), Emilio Pujol concorso Internazionale (Italy,  2017).


She started playing guitar at nine years old and she graduated in 2012 with maximum from the conservatory in Novara with M° Guido Fichtner. She attended masterclasses with the most important figures of the classical guitar world like Oscar Ghiglia, David Russell, Pavel Steidl, Paolo Pegoraro, Marcin Dylla, Judicael Perroy, Aniello Desiderio, Adriano Del Sal.



Giulia Ballaré is a Savarez Artist.

Friday 28th July 2023 at 1.00pm - Salem Chapel, Market Road, CF5 1QN

The Rosette Guitar Duo
Tickets £8 concessions £5

Georgina Dadson and Matthew House have been performing together as a duo across England and Wales over the last few years. They are returning artists at Dillington Guitar Festival and were finalists in the concerto competition in the Dora Stouzker Hall in Cardiff last year. They are also excited to be working on their first recording over the summer which they hope to be released by the end of the year. In addition to performing Matt enjoys arranging music for the guitar.  He publishes his work through his own company Rosette Editions. Georgina is a keen community musician working with the Live Music Now Scheme and Wye Valley Music.

Cardiff Guitar Festival - 24th to 29th July 2023
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