Thanks to his musicality and expressive playing, virtuosity, Ettore Scandolera belongs to the very summit of the next generation of guitarists scene.
Born in Naples in 1997, he started playing classical guitar from the age of seven followed by M° Roberto de Martino.
In 2018 he graduated Cum Laude and distinction at the San Pietro a Majella Music Conservatory in Naples in the class of M° Vincenzo Amabile.
In September 2020 he ﬁnished his Master in Music Performance with Prof. Dusan Bogdanovic at Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva.
He his currently studying Musicology at Conservatory of Music Giuseppe Martucci in Salerno.
In April 2018 he received a Scholarship from the Swiss Government.
From 2014 to 2018 he was perfecting his play with M° Aniello Desiderio at "Accademia Strata" in Pisa, Italy, where he received scholarship "Borghini" as the best guitarist of the course.
From 2014 to 2016 he has collaborated as an artist at the "VivaVerdi Multikulti di Matera" and at the "Matera 2.0 Barocco Ensemble".
He attended various Masterclasses in Italy and abroad with famous guitar Maestros such as Marcin Dylla, Zoran Dukic, Pavel Steidl, Judicael Perroy, Aniello Desiderio, Dusan Bogdanovic, Sergio and Odair Assad, David Russell, Lukasz Kuropaczewski, Brian Head.
In April 2017 he was selected for the award of the Premio Delle Arti in Lucca, Italy.
In 2019 he published his ﬁrst CD release: Ettore Scandolera - TANGOS ET DANSES with DotGuitar record label.
Since the early years of his studies he has won prizes in National and International Competitions:
- First Prize - XVI "Niccolò Paganini" Competition - Italy
- First Prize - XXIII "Giulio Rospigliosi" Competition - Italy
- First Prize - III Amarante International Guitar Festival and Competition - Portugal
- First Prize - III "EduGuitar Program" Competition - Italy
- Finalist Award - XX International Competition "Josè Tomas" Petrer - Spain
- Seminifalist - XXVII International Guitar Competition “ Hubert Kappel “ - Koblenz, Germany
Ettore Scandolera plays an instrument built by the English guitar maker Philip Woodﬁeld - Model GCIII with D’Addario EJ46 Strings.