MICHELE GRECI

 

Born in Anacapri (Isola di Capri) in a family of artists, he graduated in classic guitar at the Conservatorio "Morlacchi" in Perugia. He followed many master classes where he experienced various guitar schools and met some of the best Maestri. Teacher and concert-master, he has played for many well known musical associations in Italy and in foreign countries, and for various radio stations. He is the author of the first study on the guitar, which was published by the "Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana" (published by the Radio Televisione Italiana) and has written many articles for specialized magazines. He is an expert in the field of the history of musical instruments, and is foundation member of the Associazione Paleografica Italiana, born with the intent to promote the diffusion of ancient music. For many years he has collaborated with the ENEA to devise a system of non-destructive examination with inteferometer for the analysis, restauration and conservation of musical instruments. Researcher in the field of applied music acoustics, he has conceived and built a new type of classic guitar which brings a small revolution to the field of traditional guitar building. A specimen of his guitar has been presented to pope Giovanni Paolo II, and is kept in His private collection. In 2000, the Fratelli Palombi Editori in Rome have published the history of the guitar - "Chitarra, storia e immagini", which he wrote together with the maestro Carlo Carfagna.