Michele Carreca was born in Foggia. He graduated in lute at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, under the guidance of Andrea Damiani. He also studied with Hopkinson Smith and followed master classes with Paul O’Dette and Jakob Lindberg.
In 2005 he founded the ensemble La Selva together with flutist Carolina Pace, appearing in numerous concerts, recordings and publications, both as a soloist and within ensembles.
He lives in Rome and teaches lute at the Conservatorio A. Scontrino in Trapani.