Luciano Massa | photo © Jan Cnudde

Born in 1980 in Argentina, Luciano Massa grew up in La Plata. He followed classical guitar studies at the Gilardo Gilardi Conservatory and at the Facultad de Bellas Artes–Universidad Nacional de La Plata, receiving in 2006 his Classical Guitar Professor Diploma. In parallel, he studied with Abel Carlevaro in Montevideo (Uruguay) and with Victor Villadangos, Liliana Ardissone, Mauricio Weintraub and Eduardo Isaac in Buenos Aires and Paraná (Argentina).

In Argentina, he began a concert career in 2000, offering several solo recitals and chamber music concerts. As a teacher, he worked for the Facultad de Bellas Artes–Universidad Nacional de La Plata, teaching Classical Guitar and Music History (2005-2010). As well, he created in 2008 Musica en Guitarra, a cycle of guitar concerts that where held in an old tren station (Estación Provincial, La Plata, Argentine). The cycle had its high point during September 2009, when the cycle became a three days Festival in which several National and International artists performed.

As well, Luciano Massa has been playing abroad since 2008, in cities like Lausanne, Nendaz (Switzerland), Geleen (The Netherlands), Brussels, Aalst, Ghent, Sint-Niklaas, Wichelen, Thuin (Belgium) and Barcelona (Spain). He is regularly invited to play in different festivals such as the Festival de Guitare de Nendaz (Switzerland), Festival guitarras del mundo (Argentina), Andiamo Festival–Festival van Vlaanderen (Belgium), Wichelen Festival (Belgium).

A recording artist, Luciano Massa edited in 2008 Uco his first solo album including music of Jan Logy, Francisco Tárrega, Héctor Ayala, Walter Heinze, Carlos Moscardini and Quique Sinesi. During 2018 Luciano Massa will edit his second solo album featuring music from Argentina.

In 2008 and 2010 he took part in the Masterclasses offered in Germany by David Russell, Pavel Steidl, Aniello Desiderio, Hubert Käppel, Gerhard Reichenbach and Eduardo Fernández (Iserlohn, Erlbach), as well as the Masterclasses offered in Spain by José Luis Rodrigo (Santiago de Compostela).

He received different scholarships and prizes in Argentina and Spain: Premio Joaquín V. González (Magna cum laude prize given by the universidad Nacional de La Plata, 2006, Argentine); Beca Nacional–Fondo Nacional de las Artes (2006, Argentine); Beca Música en Compostela (2008, Spain).

In October 2010 Luciano Massa moved to Ghent, Belgium, in order to follow classical guitar studies at the Royal Conservatory of this city, obtaining in 2013 his Master Degree in Classical Guitar in the class of Johan Fostier and Yves Storms. As well, Luciano Massa found a great source of inspiration in the advice he received from Hugues Kolp in Liège, Mikhail Bezverknhy in Ghent and Ricardo Gallén in Valencia, whose approaches to technique and music influenced Luciano’s playing.

Since 2010, Luciano Massa lives in Ghent, where he is currently combining his freelance concert career with teaching.
Luciano Massa´s interests go from Renaissance to XXIth Century Music, including jazz, tango and Argentine folk music. As well, he is frequently involved in chamber music projects such as the Massa duo (together with his sister Eugenia), or Omar and Luciano Massa (bandoneon and guitar duo).

Luciano Massa presently teaches classical guitar at the Academie voor Muziek, Woord en Dans – Gent.

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