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Salvatore Foderà was born in Nola (Naples) in 1983 and grew up in Sicily, where he began playing guitar at the age of 8.

From 2004-2006, he studied in Parma with Maestro Giampaolo Bandini and in 2007 was admitted to the prestigious Musik-Akademie of Basel in Switzerland to study with Argentinian guitarist Pablo Màrquez. In Basel he obtained the Konzert Diplom Musiker in 2010 and a second Master's degree in Music Pedagogy with highest honors in 2011. In 2008 he also earned a degree in Philosophy from the University of Parma (Italy).


Foderà has been performing both solo and in chamber music ensembles in more than fifteen countries in Europe, Asia and South America, taking part in international music festivals and collaborating with institutions such as: Amici della Musica (Italy), Helsinki Cathedral (Finland), Festival Niccolò Paganini (Italy), Music Academy and Theater of Tallinn (Estonia), Italian Cultural Institute of Copenhagen (Denmark), Indian Guitar Federation (India), Saigon International Guitar Festival (Vietnam). In 2014, as coauthor of the literary and musical project El agua que resuena (Water Resonances), he embarked on a 7 concert tour of Chile together with Swiss flutist Regula Bernath, under the patronage of the Swiss government.

In the last years, his interest in Flamenco music led him to visit the Fundación Cristina Heeren in Seville (Spain) and study with flamenco guitarist Pedro Sierra. This experience has inspired the recording project The Sea Between the Lands, which celebrates five centuries of Mediterranean music from Italy and Spain. The album has been released and distributed in more than 40 countries by the Dutch label Brilliant Classics in 2019.

As a teacher, he has given masterclasses and workshops at the Music Academy of Tallinn (Estonia), Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music (Vietnam), Royal Academy of Fine Arts Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Matsusaka High School (Japan), Pune Guitar Society (India), among others.

Salvatore Foderà is now based in Switzerland, where he teaches at the Music School of Muttenz. He performs on a guitar made for him by Italian luthier Gabriele Lodi.

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