In a short time Matteo Mancuso’s name has travelled the world. His unique guitar technique is strikingly clean and precise, and easily shifts through different types of music. Born in 1996, Mancuso studied classical guitar and flute in Palermo. He was an infant prodigy on the guitar, and performed from an early age with the main Sicilian musicians. His wide range spans the classical and the electric guitar, for which he has developed a personal technique with his fingers that has enabled him to develop a highly original musical language.
Mancuso has received wide praise and enjoyed the esteem of – among others – Dweezil Zappa, Joe Bonamassa and Stef Burns. Al Di Meola said he considered him “An absolute talent. Someone like me would need two or three lives to learn to improvise on the guitar as well as he does.” Steve Vai noted that the evolution of the guitar was in safe hands with musicians like him, who offer a new level for the tone, for the precision of his touch, and his choice of notes.
In 2020 Matteo Mancuso established a new trio with Stefano India on the bass, and Giuseppe Bruno on the percussion, giving room for his own compositions of original pieces.
Collect a souvenir: meet the artists!
Matteo Mancuso, guitar
Stefano India, bass
Giuseppe Bruno, drums
Wednesday 19 July 2023
Under 26: free entry