Alessio Olivieri is an Italian guitarist and scholar currently based in Riverside (California). He holds a Master of Music in classical guitar performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Mark Delpriora, as well as a Guitar Diploma from the Conservatory "C. Pollini " of Padova (ITALY), with Giovanni Grano. Furthermore he studied with Giulio Tampalini at the “Accademia della Chitarra di Brescia" and with Angelo Gilardino at the Accademia "F. A. Vallotti "in Vercelli, while attending master-classes and workshops with guitarists, composers and musicologists, including David Russel, David Leisner, Benjamin Verdery, Luigi Biscaldi, Claudio Ambrosini, , Giacomo Baroffio, Egidio Pozzi, José Luis del Puerto.
Awarded in some national and international competitions, he has performed as soloist in important festivals in Italy (including the International Festival "Brescia Chitarra", "Chitarre d’autunno - Brescia," "Ars Citarae Novae - Rome ", "MusicaMuseo - Vercelli") and in Australia (Festival "Guitar Perspectives" - Melbourne). In 2008 he performed live on Sky- 830 TV channel.
Instrumentalism was always supported with a continuous musicological research: Alessio holds also a Bechelor of Music in musicology from the Conservatory of Padova, and he achieved, "cum laude", a Master Degree in "music technologies” (major “music publishing”) with a multimedia thesis about guitar repertoire of early XX century, reviewed in the December 2008 by the Italian Magazine ‘Suonare News’.
In 2011 Alessio has been in Australia, studying Composition and Orchestration in a postgraduate course at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
As musicologist, he has worked on important projects such as creating the bibliographic fund “Cesare Pollini ", introduced in 2002 at the Congress of the Italian Society of Musicology, and transcriptions of premiered works such as La Clemenza di Tito by Baldassare Galuppi. In 2010 he published the musicological essay 'Le romanze da salotto di Michele Bellucci. Le edizioni a stampa e i manoscritti autografi'. He was also relator in some workshops about the history of music therapy.
In 2011 he started a new collaboration with the Italian soprano Elisa Ramon, establishing the Operaperta Duo. Since 2011 Operaperta Duo has performed in Italy, Australia and New Zealand and has released the CD Operaperta Duo: Spanish Popular songs | Venetian Boat Songs | Neapolitan Songs.
Alessio has been member of the former “Manhattan Guitar Quartet”. This group has represented the Manhattan School of Music at the New York Regional Symposium of the Guitar Foundation of America, and has also featured a concert entirely dedicated to the music of Italian composer Angelo Gilardino, performing the New York premieres of his quartet Feste Lontane (2007). This quartet was also recorded in the critically acclaimed CD Angelo GIlardino: A Salute from New York, produced by the Italian label Berbèn
He is artistic director of Cultural Association "Operaperta" in Manfredonia (FG - Italy) and has been for many years guitar teacher in public middle and high schools and in private institutes in Italy, as well as in his studio. Recently he has been invited to teach master-class and adjudicate the competition at the Salisbury University Guitar Festival (Salisbury MD) for pre-college students.
Alessio Olivieri plays guitars made by Luis Arbán (1975) and Giuseppe Guagliardo (2010).