Sergio Fabian Lavia 

Guitarist, composer, performer and sound designer born in Buenos Aires of Italian origin. His musical interests ranging mainly from contemporary classical music and new technologies, to the popular music of Argentina and Brazil, creating a dialogue between these cultural worlds. He graduated with highest honours at the "Instituto Musical Odeon of Buenos Aires." Then he studied composition at the "Facultad de Bellas Artes de La Plata", where he won the Award for Artistic Production at the University. He moved to Italy and graduated in guitar and electronic music at the Conservatory "Giuseppe Verdi" of Milan.

In 2011 he has received the "Premium Forenza Music Awards" in the duo with Dilene Ferraz for the valuable work of composers and interpreters of Brazilian and Argentinean music.
He has performed at some of the most important theatres in South America, Oceania and Europe, where he is also been host on television and radio broadcasts.

His music has been performed by leading musicians, used in video, television and film in more than forty countries around the world and has performance with some of the most important musicians of the international scene, such as Riccardo Chailly, Luis Bacalov (Oscar-winning "El Postino" ), Vinko Globokar, Nicola Piovani (the Oscar-winning "Life is Beautiful"), Vladimir Jurowski, Jorge Lopez Ruiz, Enrico Intra, Diego Flores, Sandro Gorli, Oleg Caetani, Eric Hull, Milan Turkovic, Yutaka Sado, among others.
It is host to several recording projects and editorials with Decca, Stradivarius, Warner Chappell, and Sinfonica. Since 1996 he is the guitarist of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.

He is currently artistic director of the “Menaggio International Guitar Festival” in Italy. In Switzerland direct the "Accademia Musicale Donald Swann" and is president of “Amici della Chitarra Association”. He teaches guitar at the "Conservatory of la Svizzera Italiana” in Lugano, Switzerland.

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