Alessio Olivieri is an awards-winner Italian classical guitarist and musicologist. He has performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and The United States.
His recordings include the CD Operaperta Duo: Spanish Popular Songs, Venetian Boat Songs, Neapolitan Songs together with the Italian Soprano Elisa Ramon, and -as member of the former Manhattan Guitar Quartet- the CD Angelo Gilardino: A Salute from New York, produced in New York for the Italian label Bérben.
Alessio has been teaching guitar for over 15 years in his studio, as well as being faculty in public and private schools. He has taught student of every age and level, also preparing them for competitions, performances and college admissions.
As a musicologist, he researched the Italian lute music of the 16th Century (thesis on the M.S. 223 of the library of the Accademia Filarmonica in Verona), and the Italian chamber romances (art songs) of the 19th century —with the book Le romanze da salotto di Michele Bellucci. Le edizioni a stampa e i manoscritti autografi (2010). His graduate thesis, titled "Il Tenebrismo: la chitarra della noche oscura da Manuel de Falla ad Angelo Gilardino," introduced the concept of “tenebrism” as a new poetic in the 20th century guitar repertoire.
He holds a Master of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Manhattan School of Music (NYC), as well as a Master of Music Degree in Music Publishing, two Bachelor of Music Degrees, in Classical Guitar and Musicology, all from the Conservatory of Padova (Italy), and he also studied in a Postgraduate semester program at the University of Melbourne (Australia).
His main teacher have been Angelo Gilardino, Giulio Tampalini, Mark Delpriora, David Leisner and Giovanni Grano.
Alessio is currently guitar instructor at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches classical guitar and guitar ensemble
He plays guitars by Luis Arban and Giuseppe Guargliardo.