Matteo Mancuso – Silkroad (Official Music Video)

Matteo Mancuso (born 22 November 1996) is an Italian jazz and rock guitarist and composer from Palermo, Sicily. Mancuso is known for adapting a quasi-flamenco right-hand technique to the electric guitar and improvised solos without the use of a pick. Steve VaiAl Di MeolaJoe Bonamassa and others have publicly praised him, with Vai calling him “the future” of electric guitar.

In 2023 he released his first studio album, The Journey.

Education

Mancuso was born in 1996 in Palermo. He started playing the guitar at the age of 10 with his father Vincenzo, an experienced guitarist and music producer, and began performing live on stage at the age of 11.

In 2017, following his performance at the Umbria Jazz Festival, he was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

After obtaining a diploma from the music high school, where he studied classical guitar and transverse flute,[6] in June 2022 he graduated with honours in jazz guitar from the Palermo Conservatory of Music.

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