Deluchi is an award-wining guitarist and performer with more than 15 prizes, in national and international levels in Brazil and in the United States. Some of them are: IBLA Grand Prize (ITA- USA), XXXI Souza Lima Guitar Competition (BRA), Musicalis National Guitar Competition (BRA), Foundations Awards Recipient at Radford University (USA), among others. Composer, arranger, professor and producer, Octávio is a doctoral student (DMA) at Stony Brook University, under the guidance of João Luiz. Guilherme Vincens, Robert Trent, Paulo Martelli and Fabio Zanon have also been very important in his development as a guitar player. Deluchi is an Augustine Ambassador, being supported by Augustine Strings company, one of the leading brands worldwide on the guitar field.

 

Octávio is a strong advocate for new music, having 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 Juliano Camara, Elodie Bouny, Diego Salvetti, Levy Oliveira and Jean Lopes. His editions, arrangements and compositions are published by Guitar Chamber Music Press in the United States, and also as a collaborator with Acervo Digital do Violão Brasileiro - Brazilian Digital Guitar Archive.

With his passion for the classical guitar and its repertoire, Deluchi is a founder member and coordinator of BCGC – Brazilian Classical Guitar Community, AssoVio Vertentes guitar association, and Domingo na Lira concert series. In the last year, he co-produced the podcast Música sem Nome and wrote as a columnist for Prados Online website. He is frequently invited for events and festivals in Brazil. Since 2018 is guest artist and the guitar professor at Prados Music Festival.

 

Octávio was featured in different venues, such as Americas Society/Council of Americas (NY); Odeon Guitar Series; Guitar by Masters website (USA); VMEA (USA); Musik Expedition International Music Festival; Sao Joao del Rei's Inverno Cultural; IFCE Ciclo Violonístico; BNDES Quartas Instrumentais (RJ); Triade/Vioesp (SP); SAD (MG); Music Talking; Sons de Silício (USP/ SP); and more. He often is a guest artist and/or jury member in Brazilian festivals and competitions. Octávio had projects approved in different grants in Brazil, like SESI-FIEMG and BNDES.

 

During his undergraduate studies, Deluchi performed more than 100 concerts, between solo recitals, chamber music concerts, institutional appointments and outside projects. On his pedagogical path, he was supervised by Vladmir Cerqueira, working in different cities on Minas Gerais between 2016 and 2018 and as a guitar instructor at Musica Viva project. At Lira Ceciliana, Octavio was the guitar coordinator, leading the project called "Violão na Lira", with two guitar ensembles and reaching roughly thirty students among groups and private lessons. Working as private teacher, Deluchi usually prepares his students for auditions and works with students who are passionate about music and the guitar. 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.