Tommy Emmanuel with special guest Mike Dawes

Thursday 30 March 2023
h. 21:00
Sala Sinopoli
Tommy Emmanuel with special guest Mike Dawes

The amazing Australian guitarist returns to Italy for an unmissable concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone accompanied in the opening by the young British acoustic guitar virtuoso Mike Dawes, with whom he also crosses his six-string on the new album "Accomplice series Vol. 3."

Tommy Emmanuel is unanimously considered the world's leading exponent of the acoustic guitar, redesigning and disrupting a guitar style that, precisely because of his extraordinary live performances, has over the years become increasingly passionate not only about musicians but about ordinary people. Touring with the family band in Australia as early as age six, Emmanuel has achieved enough milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At 44, he became one of five artists ever named CPG (Certified Guitar Player) by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. His accolades include two Grammy Award nominations and winning two ARIA Awards (Australia's equivalent of the Grammys), as well as being awarded the "Order of Australia" medal for his achievements in music and entertainment as a guitarist and for his contribution in social work as a supporter of "Kids Under Cover," an association that works to build homes and schools for homeless youth. A unique talent combined with a stage and emotional impact that transcends the purely technical side make his endless tours around the world a must-see event and the only way to be able to capture all the energy and magic this guitarist unleashes.

Mike Dawes is an English guitarist known for composing, arranging and performing multiple parts simultaneously on a single instrument. Considered one of the world's most creative modern fingerstyle guitarists, Dawes was named "World's Best Acoustic Guitarist" by Total Guitar Magazine and MusicRadar in both reader polls in 2017 and 2018. Dawes' recent solo album, ERA, generated viral success with its arrangement of Metallica's "One" surpassing 4 million views on YouTube. His debut album, "What Just Happened?" contains the fan-favorite original, "Boogie Slam," and another viral hit with Gotye's song, "Somebody That I Use To Know," with nearly 5 million views on YouTube. Dawes also has a solid reputation as a music educator, as he has been a columnist for Guitar World and Acoustic Guitar and has taught numerous guitar workshops around the world.