Davide Donelli, musician and music teacher, graduated in “Musical Education” at Brescia Conservatoire and in “Guitar” at Milan Conservatoire with M° Paolo Cherici, who introduced him to practicing ancient instruments.
He has always been animated by many transformations of the guitar between cultured and popular music, he studied and explored the repertoire and performance practices of the early guitars, Renaissance and Baroque guitar, Venezuelan cuatro, cavaquinho, charango and, last but not least, ukulele.
As a blogger (www.intornoallukulele.it ) and a radio broadcaster (www.deejayfoxradio.com ) he has popularized ukulele and its history mainly with his radio show “INTORNO ALL’UKULELE” (Around the Ukulele), with more the 200 episodes since 2017 until today.
He recently published “SALTELLANDO QUA E LA’”, the first Italian book about the main characters in the history of ukulele.
He plays mainly the traditional Hawaiian and US repertoire of the early twentieth century, with vintage instruments restored by Ruggero Castellani (La Bottega Chiodofisso)