Ernesto Bitetti

Ernesto Bitetti

Ernesto Bitetti, born in Rosario, Argentina, has lived in Madrid since 1968. He has performed on the five continents, in such famous halls as the Bolshoi (Leningrad), Metropolitan Festival (Tokyo), Concert-gebouw (Amsterdam), Lincoln Center (New York), Pleyel (Paris), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Musik- verein (Vienna), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Town Hall (Sydney), Teatro Real (Madrid), City Hall (Manila), Opera (Rome), Tschaikowsky (Moscow), Kennedy Center (Washington), Gilbenkian (Lisbon), Herkulesaal (Munich), and many others.

Mr. Bitetti has been invited to play with prestigious chamber orchestras, such as the English Chamber, Prague Chamber, Zagreb Soloists, Munich Chamber, I Solisti Italian, I Solisti Aquilani, Northern Sinfonia, and Israel Chamber, as well as with symphony orchestras including the London, Munich Liverpool, Den Haag, Jerusalem, Osaka, Sydney, Nederlands Philarmonisch, St. Louis, Hamburg, Suisse Romande, BBC, Stuttgart, Peru, Chile, Bogota, Manila, Buenos Aires, and all the principal Spanish orchestras.

Highly Honored Top Level Guitarist

His numerous recordings on such labels as Hispavox, EMI, Vox and Deutsche Grammophon are distributed all over the world, receiving the Records National Prize in Spain in 1979 and 1985. In 1983, his television program "Bitetti from the Aranjuez Palace" won the International Television Prize in Prague.

In 1989, Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, created the Guitar Program, designating Mr. Bitetti as head of the the Guitar Department.