a remarkably versatile musician,
Anton Del Forno is a prominent guitar virtuoso who is tireless in his efforts to introduce listeners to his instrument's rich repertoire. Not only is
Del Forno an enthusiastic and acclaimed performer of the classical and modern guitar, but he has enriched the guitar literature by his own compositions and transcriptions.
Born in New Jersey, Del Forno started with the electric guitar, initially launching a successful career as a pop musician.
At the age of seventeen, however, realizing the tremendous potential of the classical guitar, he decided to switch to classical music. Del Forno studied at Mannes College of Music in New York, graduating with the highest distinction in 1972. His teachers included the esteemed Russian violinist Leonid Bolotine, and Del Forno has often emphasized the importance, for young guitarists, of working with an exceptional string player, whose principal instrument, as in Bolotine's case, is not the guitar.