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  • Soul of Strings

  • MERTZ Fantasias for solo guitar


Giuseppe Chiaramonte stands out in the international classical guitar scene for his exceptionally warm and full bodied tone, a quality which along with the emotional intensity and expressive quality of his interpretations, has lead the organizers of his recent European concerts to regard him as the “Poet of the Guitar”. Born in 1985, he made his concert debut at the age of 15. Since that time he has conducted an intense concert schedule which has brought him to perform in prestigious venues across Austria (Vienna), Germany (Berlin, Schweinfurt, Vaihingen an der Enz), Switzerland (Zürich), Spain (Madrid, León), Italy (Milan, Venice, Bologna, and many other cities), consistently achieving a remarkably favourable response both from the public and from the critics. He performed the inedited “Bosco Sacro”, for solo guitar and orchestra, by Federico Biscione in 2015 in Milan (Chiesa dell’Assunta in Vigentino). He has also performed various concerts live on radio programmes dedicated to him. He has been the winner of National and International Guitar Competitions and a growing number of contemporary composers have dedicated solo guitar music to him, which he has premiered during his concerts: “Sarabanda e Giga” (F. Biscione), “Variazioni notturne” (P. Coggiola), “Bacalabra” (F.D. Stumpo). He completed his classical guitar studies with Angelo Capistrano, and further perfected his skills with internationally acclaimed concert guitarists. Among them, at the International Accademy of Music in Milan, Aldo Minella, ex-pupil of Andrés Segovia, who wrote about him: “Giuseppe Chiaramonte is a refined musician, who combines his innate and highly developed musical sensibility with an impeccable and in many respects innovative technique, in particular with regards to tone production. It is truly a pleasure to listen to him.” As a winner of the "Sony Classical Talent Scout", his interpretation of Johann Kaspar Mertz's Elegie, live recorded during Sony Classical Talent Scout at the Madesimo Music Festival 2013, was selected to be included in a compilation-CD by Sony Classical label. In May 2017, the Japanese Label Da Vinci Classics released his solo guitar album "Soul of Strings", containing pieces from baroque period to contemporary music. Giuseppe Chiaramonte is also an Electronics Engineer, graduated with full marks in 2009 from Politecnico di Milano.


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