Sergio Altamura was born in Molfetta, a town in the province of Bari, Italy. In 1985, he began his career in concerts with various rock groups. Since l993, he has dedicated his time to the study of acoustic guitar. In l995, he began a series of personal concerts which met with success in Italy. In l998, he began a new project with The Ark Ensemble, in collaboration with the group’s percussionist, Pino Basile.