Rosario Conte was born in 1966 in Taranto (Italy).
Aside from his intensive concert, solo and continuo playing careers, he also participates in a number of different ensembles and orchestras which specialise in the playing of period instruments,such as the Kammerorchester Basel, the Accademia Bizantina, the Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble, and the Freiburger Barockorchester.
He also regularly performs at different Early Music Festivals.
Rosario Conte has recorded for various major record labels, such as Deutsche Grammophon and Sony, as well as for numerous radio stations. In December 2009 was released a very interesting Baroque guitar Solo Album titled “Une Larme”, Carpe Diem.
Since 2007 he is lute, theorbo, baroque guitar and basso continuo teacher at the N. Piccinni Conservatoire in Bari.
He started his musical education by studying the violin and guitar and then turned towards period plucked instruments and historically informed performance.
He studied baroque guitar, lute, theorbo and basso continuo at the N. Piccinni Conservatoire in Bari and received his diplomas in guitar and lute with the highest distinction.
From 2002 to 2004, he studied with Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (CH) and since then has lived in Basel.
Selected Discography “Una Larme”, Carpe Diem 2010