Referred in the specialized press as “One of the most active and brilliant soloists from his generation (…)” (Acervo Digital do Violão Brasileiro) and by the composer João Luiz as “one of the best interpreters of my solo guitar music.”, Octávio Deluchi is a Brazilian classical guitarist that debuted at Carnegie Hall at the age of 24. With more than 15 prizes in different levels, he is active and performs in cities such as New York City, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, and more, being featured in different venues, like Composer’s Now (NYC), Americas Society/Council of Americas (NYC); Odeon Guitar Series (NYC); Starry Nights (NY); Guitar by Masters (USA); VMEA (USA); Musik Expedition International Music Festival; Sao Joao del Rei’s Inverno Cultural (MG-BRA); IFCE Ciclo Violonístico (CE-BRA); Souza Lima Guitar Competition (SP-BRA); Festival Internacional de Violão do Espírito Santo (ES-BRA); BNDES Quartas Instrumentais (RJ), among others.
Octávio is a passionate advocate for new music, having premiered, commissioned, or published pieces by Vicente Paschoal, João Luiz Rezende, Juliano Camara, Luis Carlos Barbieri, Cleisson José, Terrance Shepherd, Megan Deslinger, Mary Simmons, and others. He is a founder member of AssoVio Vertentes Guitar Association, in the state of Minas Gerais (BRA), having worked and promoted concerts and activities with names like Duo Siqueira-Lima, Marco Pereira, Paulo Inda, Gilson Antunes, Duo Vincens-Maciel, Thiago Colombo, Daniel Wolff, and more. In the most recent event, Festival Escrita Fina/Composição em Pauta (2021), 24 four new pieces for guitar were premiered and released, done through a partnership between composers and performers. As a chamber musician, Deluchi has played with names such as João Luiz, Guilherme Vincens, Robert Trent, Luca Raele, Pedro Visockas, Silvio Catto, Haruna Furukawa, Michael Celentano, Kimberly Kang, Rosana Diniz, Fabio Chamma, Gustavo Fontes, Geraldo Neto, Rodrigo Frade, Ana Chinelato, William Neres, Andre Bachur, Guilherme Andreas, Romulo Viana, Gabriel Preusse, Adhemar Campos Neto, Guido Campos, Rosberg Patrocínio, and more.
Octávio is a resident professor and guest soloist at Prados Music Festival (Brazil) since 2018, one of the oldest events in the classical music field in the country. Deluchi is a doctoral student at Stony Brook University (SUNY-SBU), working with Dr. João Luiz. Other important names for his career as a musician and guitar player are Fabio Zanon, Guilherme Vincens, Robert Trent, Paulo Martelli, Ian Guest, and Vladmir Agostini. His latest tour in Brazil this summer (2022) included 6 concerts, TV and Radio interviews, chamber music, teaching, masterclasses, and the soloist of Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto, with orchestra. Some of his upcoming endeavors feature an EP and album release, and his Europe debut. Octavio is an Augustine Ambassador, playing Augustine Regal Red strings. For more information, check: www.octaviodeluchi.com. Octávio is thrilled to join the EzraGuitar teaching faculty for the 2022-23 season.