Davide Lo Surdo

Davide Lo Surdo was born on July 24, 1999, in Rome, Italy.

Rolling Stone Magazine described him as the “fastest guitarist in the history of music”, for his ability to play 129 notes per second.

Davide Lo Surdo’s guitar, the “DLS1”, has been conferred to the American Museum “Sigal Music Museum” in the United States.

Lo Surdo is on the cover and is included in the book dedicated to the history of music, “Rock Memories Vol. 2” written by Maurizio Baiata, with legendary artists such as the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and many others .

Lo Surdo discovered his passion for playing the guitar at the tender age of 9. Inspired by his neighbor, he began taking guitar lessons from a priest at a local church in Rome. His mom is Sandra Giorgio and his father Maurizio Lo Surdo. During his childhood Davide spent time playing games with Aurora, a little girl neighbor to the same age.
One day Davide saw Aurora play simple chords with the help of his father and was so fascinated that he asked them where Aurora was taking lessons. Aurora studied guitar at the neighborhood oratory. Davide’s mother then sent him to learn the instrument at the oratory where the neighborhood parish priest gave lessons to the little ones. And it was the parish priest himself the first to understand that Davide had a talent out of the ordinary and wasted no time telling his mother.

Davide was only 9 years old and after a very short time he was already able to make fast chord changes. Then Lo Surdo began taking guitar lessons with various teachers but his learning was so fast that at one point, bored with what he was being taught and which he learned with the speed of light, he began to study as an autodidact by watching videos on Youtube and immediately reproducing what he saw other guitarists doing.

Lo Surdo learned mainly through observation. At the age of 13, he played his first “important” concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.

Lo Surdo performed at the “Rolling Stone Music & Run” event for the celebration of the 15th anniversary of Rolling Stone Magazine in Brazil, in the “Sambódromo do Anhembi” arena in São Paulo on November 20th 2021.

That same year, GuitarraMX Magazine recognized Lo Surdo as “the fastest guitarist in music history” and dedicated the cover of their July 2021 issue to him.

Lo Surdo has undertaken numerous international tours, in countries such as India, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, United States of America, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom and his home country, Italy. In particular, his tour of Bolivia was sponsored by Billboard Bolivia. Throughout his career, he has shared stages with esteemed guitarists including Jeff Loomis, Steve Vai, Mike Stern, Angel Vivaldi, Joel Hoekstra, Doogie White, Mark Boals, Edu Falaschi, Neil Zaza and many more.
Davide is a global artist for BOSS Pedals, Victory Amps, Echo Fix and Buso Audio. His performances have taken him to such iconic venues as the ‘Whiskey a Go Go’ in Hollywood, California where he performed on January 26, 2019. Also, he showcased his talents at the renowned NAMM SHOW 2019 in Los Angeles.

At the NAMM SHOW, Lo Surdo did an autograph session for Morley Pedals along with Kiko Loureiro (guitarist of Megadeth), Dj Ashba (ex Guitarist of Guns N’ Roses), Bumblefoot (ex Guitarist of Guns N’ Roses and guitarist of Sons of Apollo) and Lita Ford in January 2019.

Lo Surdo was awarded at the Sanremo Music Awards in Venice, Italy in 2019 as the fastest guitarist of all time.

In June 2022, Davide made guest appearances on several Bolivian television shows, including El Mañanero, La Mañana de Todos and Tu Tarde Cochala.

On May 5, 2021, Davide released his debut song titled “Resilience”.

In 2022, he released his second single, “Full Emersion”.