"I consider Octavio Deluchi to be one of the greatest guitar talents of the new generation. He has an incredible technique combined with a natural musicality, allowing him to perform the most difficult works in the repertoire with ease. " - Paulo Martelli
One of the biggest names in the Brazilian instrumental music (Adriano Vianini, Mais Vertentes), Deluchi is an award-wining guitarist and performer with more than 15 prizes, at national and international levels in Brazil and the United States. Composer, arranger, professor and producer, Octávio recently joined Stony Brook (NY) Graduate Music Program, as a Doctoral student, under João Luiz guidance. He has studied with Guilherme Vincens, Robert Trent, Fabio Zanon and Paulo Martelli. Deluchi is an Augustine Ambassador, using Augustine Blue Regal strings.
Octávio has premiered works from Vicente Paschoal, João Luiz Rezende, Luis Carlos Barbieri, Cleisson José, Terrance Shepherd, Megan Deslinger, Mary Simmons, and others. Some of scheduled premieres include works from Levy Oliveira and Jean Lopes. Deluchi has arrangements and compositions published by Guitar Chamber Music Press and collaborates with Acervo Digital do Violão Brasileiro.
He is a BCGC – Brazilian Classical Guitar Community coordinator, AssoVio Vertentes guitar association founder member, and co-producer of Música sem Nome podcast. Octávio coordinated Domingo na Lira concert series and wrote as columnist for Prados Online website. He is frequently invited for events and festivals in Brazil. Since 2018 is guest artist and professor at Prados Music Festival. Holds a Bachelor's degree at UFSJ (MG), a Master's in Music at Radford University (VA), and is a member at Pi Kappa Lambda honors music society.
As a performer, Deluchi was awarded in many different events, competitions and prizes (see "Awards" section), and has been working and premiering many new works from different composers (see "Premieres" section), Octávio was featured in different venues, such as Odeon Guitar Series; Guitar by Masters website (USA); VMEA (USA); Violão Para Todos (by Joao Camarero and Ricardo Dias); Sounds Around the World (produced with the guitarist Amanda Carpenedo); Musik Expedition International Music Festival; Sao Joao del Rei's Inverno Cultural; Vertentes Guitar Festival; Manhas Musicais (MG); Acordes National Recitals (ES); Segunda Musical (ES); BNDES Quartas Instrumentais (RJ); Triade/Vioesp (SP); SAD (MG); Music Talking; Sons de Silício (USP/SP); and more. He is usually guest artist and jury member of Brazilian festivals and competition.
Some of Octávio's interests includes the producer role on the guitar and the music world. Related to that, Deluchi is a founder member of AssoVio Vertentes guitar association, and BCGC group. The latter one, with Camilla Silva, Gabriele Leite and Nicolas Porto Silva, BCGC group – Brazilian Classical Guitar Community, is a platform to publish and premiere online collaborative projects during social distancing time. With AssoVio Vertentes guitar association, he promoted competitions, festivals, concerts, and events. During the 2018 season, at the main event Vertentes Guitar Festival, 20 guitar concerts in 30 days were promoted, plus a national guitar competition, masterclasses and workshops. With the musician and guitarist Heloisa Carbonera (BR), Deluchi develops the podcast Música sem nome (Music with no name). In Portuguese, subjects like guitar, career, performance and projects are discussed, with guest scholars.
In different music festivals and concerts that he promoted or took part, he worked with names such as Duo Siqueira-Lima, João Luiz, Vicente Paschoal, Gilson Antunes, Flavia Toni, Dua Reis-Barbeitas, Michel Maciel, Moacyr Teixeira Neto, Fabio Brucoli, Mauro Brucoli, Gustavo Fontes, Luis Carlos Barbieri, Fabio Chamma, Rosana Diniz, Duo a Zero, Claudia Garcia, among others.
In Prados (BR), Deluchi was the coordinator and founder of the musical concert series Domingo na Lira, promoting 19 concerts from contemporary saxophone to flute solo, with highlights like Tadeu Coelho (UNCSA), Antônio Carlos Guimarães (UFSJ), Guilherme Vincens (UFSJ) and Duo Aduar. He wrote for Prados Online as columnist from 2019 to 2020. As the musical director of Five O'Clock Chaos, a show promoted by GTRANS/UFSJ, toured and performed in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and region. This project resulted further in academic research presentations supervised by Dr. Flavio Schiavoni. Octávio was approved in different grants in Brazil, like SESI-FIEMG and BNDES.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in guitar and music education at UFSJ - Sao Joao del Rei Federal University (Brazil), as a student of Dr. Guilherme Vincens (2011-2019). During his undergraduate studies, Deluchi performed more than 100 concerts, between solo recitals, chamber music concerts, university appointments and outside projects. In different festivals and events, Octávio had classes with Julian Gray, Ian Guest, David Leisner, Michael Newman, Guilherme Kastrup, Sergio Assad, Odair Assad, Alieksey Vianna, Thomas Patterson, Everton Gloeden, José Lucena Vaz, Dieter Hennings, Daniel Wolff, Flavio Barbeitas, Gilson Antunes, Thiago Colombo, Maria Livia São Marcos, among others.
On his pedagogical path was supervised by Vladmir Cerqueira, working in different cities on Minas Gerais between 2016 and 2018. Under the supervision of the professor, he was a guitar instructor at "Musica Viva" project for five semesters. At Lira Ceciliana, in charge of the guitar activities, he coordinated a pedagogical project called "Violão na Lira", with two guitar ensembles for beginnerss, reaching roughly thirty students among groups and private lessons. Working as private teacher, usually prepares his students for auditions.