Simone Iannarelli was born in Rome in 1970. He studied classical guitar with Massimo Delle Cese and graduated from the Conservatory A.Casella in L’Aquila, receiving his final diploma with highest honors. Afterwards, he moved to Paris in order to study with the composer, arranger, and guitarist Roland Dyens for two years, later enrolling at the Conservatoire de La Courneuve (Paris) where he studied orchestration with Guillaume Cornesson. Simone Iannarelli is one of the best guitarist-composer of his generation, highly recognized by critics and musicians alike. His works are published by Les Productions d’Oz, Sinfonica, Berben, Carish and GSP, and are performed worldwide by internationally recognized players, and broadcasted on BBC, Radio Vaticana, Radio-Canada and Bayerische Radio. He has given recitals all over the world and has released a CD Rue De La Folie Regnault, featuring pieces composed and played by him. In September 2005 he was awarded the Chitarra d’oro for the composition by the Presidency of the International Guitar Competition Città di Alessandria. Simone Iannarelli is currently professor of classical guitar at the Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Colima in Mexico.