Biography and musical background
Fabio Arfinengo obtained his degree in classical guitar from the State Conservatory of Music in Turin (Conservatory Guiseppe Verdi), supervised by Frédéric Zigante. He now lives and works in Basel, Switzerland.
Listeners will discover elements of flamenco, rock, electro, and classical music in his compositions. With his music, some of which you find here, Fabio bridges the gaps between different styles and genres. He utilizes classical guitar techniques and a nylon-stringed electric guitar which he combines with electronic sounds.
Having grown up with “Queen” and “Iron Maiden” I discovered the classic guitar during my search for the right guitar teacher. One day, I heard a piece of Johann Sebastian Bach on the guitar and was overwhelmed. I immediately decided to start my musical journey with the classical guitar.
After diving deep into the classical music, I felt, that the means of expression through the classic guitar just were not enough for me. I ventured out in search for a new instrumentation to discover new possibilities. I found the electric guitar combined with nylon strings - this allowed me to merge the classic techniques (fingers instead of plectrum) with electronic pedals and enlarge my sound atlas.
Curriculum Vitae (in German)