Roberto Dalla Vecchia About the Educator

Acoustic guitar artist Roberto Dalla Vecchia draws deeply from his homeland to craft melodic folkbluegrass tunes. Based in Italy, Dalla Vecchia performs regularly at concerts and festivals and teaches at workshops throughout Europe and US. He is the winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 2003 Homegrown CD Award. His CD Grateful won second place in the Instrumental Album category of the 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards.

The Vicenza, Italy-based artist learned classical piano as a child, but later embraced the guitar after a meeting with flatpicking guitar guru Beppe Gambetta. Dalla Vecchia maintains a busy solo performance schedule at various venues throughout Europe and US. He toured nationally and internationally, performing at the Guitar Summit (Philadelphia, USA), Steve Kaufman's Kamp (Maryville, USA), European World of Bluegrass (Barneveld, The Netherlands), SBMA Winter Bluegrass Festival (Brugg, Switzerland), Risor Bluegrass Festival (Risor, Norway), Goldegger Blues & Folk Tage (Goldegg, Austria), Soave Guitar Festival (Verona, Italy), and Acoustic Guitar International Meeting (Sarzana, Italy) among others.

Dalla Vecchia released seven CDs: Open Spaces (1998), Sit Back (2002), Grateful (2006), Unknown Legends (2008), Hand in Hand (2011), Morning Lights (2012) and Atlantic Crossing (2015). His latest release Atlantic Crossing, duo CD with Jim Hurst, exhibits a rich and ingenious synthesis of American sounds and Mediterranean flavors, expressed with inventiveness and energy and full of instrumental precision, always arranged with an attentive eye to tradition.

His guitar work is also featured on various compilation CDs: Flatpicking 2003 (FGM Records), European World of Bluegrass 1999 and 2001 - 2002 - 2007 (SCR Productions), Country In This Country (MAP Records), among others. He is part of the leading online instruction company TrueFire, and he has gained respect as an instructor at workshops including Steve Kaufman's Kamp and the Musique Acoustique Workshop in Belgium. Since 2005 he runs his own Guitar Camp in picturesque Northeastern Italy. Dalla Vecchia's playing stands out as melodically inspired and meaningfully focused. His flair for the melody is strongly evident in his compositions, many of which are singable and memorable. Let his signature flatpick style guide you through an original and exciting repertoire of new standards for acoustic guitar.

...another monster talent from Italy... (he) has a mastery over tone and a grasp for sound quality that is positively awesome.
Flatpicking Guitar Magazine

... Roberto is a brilliant young player of acoustic music with emotions in his playing far exceeding his time on earth.
Steve Kaufman

…it’s no surprise that his tunes are musical and melodic and his playing nearly flawless
Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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