For a long time, I'd been looking for a versatile, neutral, and top-level pair of microphones for my classical guitar recordings, in solo as in a duo with the flute. Now I've finally found in the OC 818 and OC18 the perfect solution to all my needs.
I’m really proud to be part of the Austrian Audio family. For a long time, I’d been looking for a versatile, neutral, and top-level pair of microphones for my classical guitar recordings, in solo as in a duo with the flute. Now I’ve finally found in the OC 818 and OC18 the perfect solution to all my needs. Their incredible build quality, precision, and astonishingly low self-noise allow me to capture even the most extreme dynamic range coming out from my instrument, and I’m sure that every nuance and detail – so important for a classical musician like me – will be captured in a genuine and absolutely transparent way. I also love the silky-smooth sound they give to my voice, they helped me to hugely improve the quality of my online guitar courses, as well as my YouTube videos.
It’s a real pleasure to be an ambassador of such a great product.
Born in Prato (Italy), he started playing guitar at a very young age and, in parallel with the practice of acoustic and electric guitar, he perfected the classical guitar in numerous weekly and annual masterclasses with Luigi Attademo in Tuscany and Lombardy, until he was admitted to the Conservatory G.P. da Palestrina in Cagliari in the class of Stefano Brondi, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in 2015, with full marks and honors.
He trains with internationally renowned guitarists such as Francisco Bernier, Matteo Mela, Enea Leone, Emanuele Buono and Carlo Marchione, at the Civica Scuola delle Arti in Rome.
He has the opportunity to perform within artistic and cultural events in Cagliari, such as the European Heritage Day (in 2012 and 2015), and then holds concerts in the main cities of Sardinia (Cagliari, Sassari, Nuoro).
He distinguishes himself in various national and international competitions, among others the Riviera Etrusca of Piombino, the Giulio Rospigliosi of Lamporecchio, and in 2017 he wins the First Prize at the competition for all instruments Golfo degli Angeli, in Cagliari.
He subsequently obtains a scholarship that allows him to spend a year at the Conservatorio Superior M. Castillo in Seville, in the class of Francisco Bernier, where he passes the final exam with top marks.
He continues to perfect the instrument, achieving in 2018 with full marks and honors the Biennium soloist with didactic address at the Conservatory L. Canepa of Sassari, in the class of Roberto Masala, with a final thesis on the influence of the guitar and Spain in the harpsichord sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti.
Since 2018 he has been residing in Paris, where he currently hold the position of Classical Guitar Professor at the “Conservatoire de Musique et Danse de Villemomble”. He performs regularly both as a soloist and as a member of Inattendu’o, with flutist Elisa Secolin.
Gabriele Lissia plays guitars made by luthier Rinaldo Vacca and records with Austrian Audio microphones.