Vittorio Rossi (Savona, Italy) began studying the classical guitar at an early age. His studies were interrupted for some years while he travelled abroad widening his musical experience by playing in orchestras in Europe and Australia. When he returned to his native Savona, he resumed classical studies and composition. He gained a diploma from the Accademia Musicale of Genova, studying vocal polyphony and sacred composition. He taught in a classical guitar school for many years.
In addition to frequent performances as a soloist (both in Italy and in the UK, where he lived for some time), Rossi writes classical and modern music for guitar and other instruments. He has composed for flute and guitar; for flute, viola and guitar; and for guitar duets, quartets and ensembles. Among many other works, he composed a collection of pieces dedicated to Wales, his home for some years. He has won significant prizes and awards in Italy, including first prize at the De Musica Concorso Nazionale di Composizione and a prize in the Tuscan Guitar Centre’s P. Bareschi Concorso Internazionale dicomposizione. Currently he dedicates his time to composition, teaching, and performing with a choir.