Born in 1991, Antonello started his guitar studies when he was eight years old. Simultaneously to his academic courses, he has developed a great interest for composition, with specific attention to his own instrument and the fingerstyle technique. He won a scholarship at “CET Music”, a School of high quality training, directed by the eminent Italian songwriter Mogol. He earned his degree in Classical Guitar and Electronic Music at “Conservatorio E.R.Duni” in Matera. He moved to Milan where he graduated at the prestigious CPM Music Institute, trained by prominent masters such as Pete la Pietra, Massimo Colombo and Pietro Nobile. In the meanwhile, he took part in many master classes with eminent fingerstyle guitar players, as Tommy Emmanuel, Pino Forastiere, Stefano Barone, Davide Mastrangelo.
As fingerstyle guitarist, he performed in many festivals and shows (Basiljazz Jazz Festival, Festa della Musica, Musei in Musica, Festival Jazziamoci, Festival Vivaverdi, Notte dei musei, Brasilicata Festival). He has recently been awarded the A.D.G.P.A. “Best Italian Rising Guitar Player” prize. This award allowed him to take part in the “Festival Guitare Issoudun”, one of the most important guitar festivals in France.
He is also the guitar player of “Materelettrica ensemble”, a band engaged in experimental electronic music. With this band, he performed in many festivals: “Giornata del Contemporaneo” (Matera) “SpazioMusica Festival” (Cagliari), “ Festival Internazionale di Composizione -2 Agosto-” (Bologna). In this last event the band played live in “Piazza Maggiore”, with Teatro Comunale Symphonic Orchestra, and the performance was broadcasted on “Radio 3” and “Rai 5” TV.
His first self-produced album THE ROUND PATH includes eight original fingerstyle pieces embracing different traits of the acoustic guitar genre.