"The guitar of Chiaramonte, with the variety of colors it has, is able to tell a lot of stories that keep the audience attentive, curious about situations and images that are being evoked . "
"Pure and honest....connected with the spirit and deepness of J.K.Mertz's musical soul, guitarist Giuseppe Chiaramonte takes the listener to his journey of pristine sound and sensitive interpretation of Mertz's Elegie.
Wonderfully played with both feeling and understanding for this piece, Giuseppe Chiaramonte enchants from the first note till the last."
"Giuseppe Chiaramonte is a refined musician, able to combine his innate, highly-sensitive musicality with a flawless technique, innovative to a certain extent, especially when it comes to sound quality.
Listening to him is a real pleasure"
“… the musical maturity he has reached is the product of a well-defined personality… he plays with a wealth of communicative expressivity"
Born in 1985, Giuseppe Chiaramonte 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, Winterthur), Spain (Madrid, León), Italy (Milan, Venice, Bergamo, Brescia, Bologna, Campobasso, Crotone, Vibo Valentia 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.
Giuseppe Chiaramonte 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” and “Narciso e l’Edera” (P. Coggiola), “Bacalabra” (F.D. Stumpo). By F.D. Stumpo he has recorded on CD a previously inedited selection of solo guitar music, for the Italian label “Sinfonica” in 2015.
As a winner of the "Sony Classical Talent Scout", his interpretation of Johann Kasparz Mertz's Elegie, live recorded during Sony Talent Scout at the Madesimo Music Festival 2013, was selected to be included in a compilation-CD by Sony Classical Italia 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. In March 2019, the Dutch label Brilliant Classics released his monographic CD “Mertz: Fantasias for solo guitar” which collects the most important Johann Kaspar Mertz's fantasias, very technically demanding pieces that contributed to have Mertz defined as "the Franz Liszt of the guitar".
Giuseppe Chiaramonte completed his classical guitar studies with Angelo Capistrano, and further perfected his skills with Pavel Steidl, Giovanni Puddu, Emanuele Segre, Zoran Dukic, Stefano Grondona, Andrea Dieci and, at the International Accademy of Music in Milan, with Aldo Minella, 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."
Recently, he realized a concert-documentary for SKY television (Channel Classica HD) focused on Johann Kaspar Mertz Fantasias for solo guitar (July 2020).
In August 2020 he was jury member of the XVI International Guitar Competition “Guitartalent” in Brno (Czech Republic).
He earned his Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2006 and his Master Degree in Electronics Engineering in 2009 with full marks at Politecnico di Milano.
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