About Dario Cortese
Dario has been working as professional guitarist for more than 30 years.
He has worked with many well known artists (Miley Cyrus, Mel C, Emma Bunton, Hayley Westenra, Larry Carlton, Albert Lee, Brent Mason amongst many others) and has recorded in many amazing studios (Air Studio, British Grove, and many others).
Dario has played in many of London’s West End theatre shows (School of Rock, Back To The Future, Frozen, Moulin Rouge, etc) as well as various TV programs and films (including Black Mirror and All Together Now).
Dario has also worked as a columnist for some of Europe’s most prestigious magazines (Guitar Techniques, Chitarre, etc) and as a senior lecturer at London’s Guitar Institute (now ICMP).
He’s passionate and comfortable in many different styles of music. He has a great collection of modern and vintage guitars, amps, cabs, pedals and studio equipment including some real classics and rarities.
In addition to guitar, Dario also plays a variety of instruments including (but not limited to): Ukulele (all types), Banjo (all types), Mandolin & Mandola, Bouzouki (Irish and Greek), Lap Steel, Pedal Steel, Dobro (all types), Charango, Cuatro, Bass guitar, Piano/Keys and many others.
Aside from his work on commercial recordings, productions and orchestras, Dario is currently busy writing and producing music for various projects.