Michele Greci (13 May 1952 in Anacapri, Italy) is an italian guitarist, lutist and a full guitar professor at the “Domenico Cimarosa” State Conservatory (Conservatorio Statale) of Avellino.
Born in Anacapri on 13 May 1952, he graduated in musicology with address "Guitar soloist" and with flying colors. As a concert player he has played for many prestigious musical associations, in Italy and abroad, as well as for the national radio. Expert in the history of musical instruments, he was a founding member of the now defunct Italian Paleographic Association, created for the diffusion of ancient music.
He wrote the first essay on guitar published by the "Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana" (ed. RAI), and is the author of numerous articles and essays in specialized magazines.
Greci also worked for many years with ENEA in the research of a non-destructive interferometric method for the analysis, restoration and preservation of musical instruments. As a researcher of applied musical acoustics, he devised and built the Greci guitar, a new type of classical guitar that solves some of the problems of the classical guitar. A model of this guitar was donated to Pope John Paul II, who placed it in his private collection.
- In 2000, for Fratelli Palombi Editori di Roma, he published a book about the history of guitar, titled "Chitarra. Storia e immagini" (Guitar, history and images) written in collaboration with Carlo Carfagna.
- In 2007 he published a second "History of Guitar" (Carish, Milan), with the collaboration of Carlo Carfagna and Roberto Fabbri. This book that saw a second reprint in 2018
From 2008 to 2013 he was Artistic Director of the music sector of Palazzo Rospigliosi of Zagarolo and Artistic Director of the Petrassi Orchestra.
He maintains a full professorship at the “Domenico Cimarosa” State Conservatory (Conservatorio Statale) of Avellino.
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