At the age of eight, he performed in public for the first time, displaying such outstanding gifts that music critics started to speak of him as an “enfant prodige,” “wunderkind,” “a genius,” “the Orpheus of the guitar,” “a guitarist of the century,” “il Fenomeno,” etc. He performed as a soloist and with orchestra all over the world USA, North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa in some of the most important Theaters of the world such as: Carnegie Hall, Munich Philarmonie, Alte Opera, Tonhalle, Teatro delle Palme, Radio France, Die Gloke, Istanbul Philarmonie, Berlin Philarmonie, Opera House Wien. John McLaughlin chose Mr. Desiderio for the European Premier of his Concerto “Thieves and Poets.” He’s a professor at University of Music in Potenza (Italy).
“…the kind of musician that seems to have disappeared long ago, Aniello Desiderio sweeps away the audience with enthusiasm – as the great virtuosi, Paganini, Regondi or Giuliani of the 19th century did – racing through breath-taking changes of register, acrobatic arpeggios and scales of extraordinary brilliance and elegance like a Ferrari…”
– Stuttgarter Zeitung –