Antonio Zaccaria

Guitarist and Teacher


Master’s degree in classical guitar, “N. Piccinni” Conservatory (Bari, Italy), “N Rota” Conservatory (Monopoli, Italy)

Master’s degree in didactics of guitar, “C.Pollini” Conservatory (Padua, Italy).

Teaching qualification in guitar didactics, “C. Pollini” Conservatory and Padua University (Padua, Italy)

I have been a student of:

Rocco Zifarelli (Italian RAI TV orchestra, Ennio Morricone, Billy Cobham, Mahavisnu Project of New York, solo artist). He said about me: “Antonio is a sincere young man, very talented student and he’s doing, step by step, what I accomplished at the outset of my life in the music profession. I wish him all the best for a major career”.

Maurizio Colonna (classical guitar virtuoso, innovator, composer, concertist, awarded by the Billboard magazine as one of the 10 best classical guitarists in the world). He said about me: “It’s rare to find these technical skills and this musical awareness on such a professional level in both electric and classical worlds”.

Frank Gambale (inventor of the Sweep picking and Economy picking technique, Chick Corea’s electric band guitarist, solo artist).
He said about me: “In a world where everything’s been done, future means innovation; with his ability to represent two different worlds at their best, Antonio is the prototype of guitarists of the future”.

Certified Master classes (among others):

Maurizio Colonna, Costas Cotsiolis, Aniello Desiderio, Albert Ponce, Frank Gambale, Roland Dyens, Leo Brouwer

Live and Studio experiencies:

I have collaborated with several artists and bands both in studio
and in live performances, either as a leader or side man;
performed genres are various: Pop, rock, classical music,
jazz, traditional and folk music.

I’m carrying out my concert activity in solo perfomances
or in orchestral and chamber formations.

I’m working with several recording studios and production
agencies as a recording artist.

I’m composing and recording tracks as a solo artist.



Teaching experiences:

I’m teaching guitar at “Liceo artistico, classico e musicale Marco Polo” in Venice.