Ermanno Brignolo is a Sydney based classical guitarist born in Italy in 1981. His first approach with the guitar was at the age of five, following the instructions of his older brother Corrado. Later, he attended classical guitar lessons of Giampiero and Mina Biello, achieving the diploma with honours at the Conservatorio Guido Cantelli in Novara (Italy). Then he went on studying with Christian Saggese and Angelo Gilardino. His concert career started in 2002 and led him to perform in Italy and Europe. Among his most relevant concerts it is worth to mention some guitar festivals as Festival della chitarra di Lagonegro, Serate musicali in Nuoro, Bresciachitarra in Brescia, Claxica International guitar festival and competition in Castel d’Aiano, Concerti sotto La Luna in Costigliole d’Asti.
He has been playing both recitals and concerts in chamber ensemble as well as a soloist with the orchestra. He has been dedicatee of Toccata Breve, by Mauro Ronca (2009), Diptico de la oscuridad by Cristiano Porqueddu (2011, ed. Bèrben), Deuxième cahier des chansons anciennes by Alfredo Franco (2012, ed. Ut Orpheus) and À double registre by Carlo Francesco de Franceschi. He has recorded two CDs for dotGuitar (Deuxième cahier des chansons anciennes, featuring music by Alfredo Franco dedicated to Ermanno Brignolo, and Platero and I, the complete recording of the homonymous work for guitar and acting voice by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, recited in Italian and in English by the actress Antonella Minarelli), though his most important recording project is The Andrés Segovia Archive, a 7 CD box distributed by Brilliant Classics and featuring for the first time the complete recording of the homonymous collection edited by Angelo Gilardino and published by Bèrben.
Aside of the guitar performances, the musical activity of Ermanno Brignolo involves different fields. Since 2000, he got in touch with record business and began his experience in computer music and recording techniques. In 2009 he founded Me.To. Recording studio for jazz and classical music recording and production. In a few years, this studio has become a benchmark for several guitarists in Italy and Europe. Since 2008 he is musical critic for the Italian guitar magazine Seicorde. Since 2010 he is the Artistic Director of Associazione PuntoPrimo. Since 2011 he is member of the scientific committee for the International Guitar Convention of Alessandria. Since 2014 he is guitar teacher at the Casimir Catholic College in Marrickville, NSW.