Toni Cotoli, Classical guitar performer
He began studying classical guitar at the Superior Conservatory Joaquín Rodrigo of Valencia, then he also graduated in the Luthier musical school of Barcelona, in the Robert Schumann Hochschule of Düsseldorf and in the Cáceres University, where he completed the Master in Musical Performance, directed by renowned guitarist Ricardo Gallén. He has received different awards, among them the “Fin de Grado Medio” Award and the “Fin de Carrera” Honor Award, apart of the 2002 Euterpe Music Award from the Valencian Community.
He currently works for two of most important international guitar manufacturers, Francisco Esteve Guitars and Juan Hernández Guitars, both located in the Valencian Community, where he is in charge of quality control and instruments adjustment. He is also a guitar teacher in the German College of Valencia.
He published 6 CD’s, entitled “Toni Cotolí” (2003), “Entre Amigos” (2007), “Puesta de Sol (Sunset)” (2010), “Sueños (Dreams)” (2014), “Aromas de Guitarra – Oda” (2015) and “ROCK road” (2018), which have been presented, apart of Spain, in France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States, Japan, China and United Arab Emirates.
He usually collaborates with different musicians and composers, such as flamenco guitarist Javier Zamora, Maestro Ricardo Gallén, composers Francisco Zacarés Fort and Luis Nuño, conductor Ramon García i Soler, singer Eva Dinora, cellist Gloria Aleza, or flamenco dancer Irene de la Rosa, as well as with physiotherapists Joaquín Mollà and Mercedes Cotolí, with whom he organises, since 2009, the Ricardo Gallén Guitar and Physiotherapy Course.