"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 Italy in 1985, Giuseppe Chiaramonte debuted as a classical guitar concert artist at the age of 15 and has performed many concerts throughout Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, meeting with a notable audience and critical success everywhere he has played.
Among these, he played as solo at the prestigious Sternberg Palace in Vienna (invited by the Italienisches Kulturinstitut Wien) in 2016, at the International Guitar Festival "Brescia Chitarra", at the International Music Festival “Infinitamusica”, at Eutherpe Concert Hall in León (Spain), at "El Martinez" in Madrid (Spain), at the International Festival Gitarrentage Vaihingen (Germany), at Galerie Bräutigam in Schweinfurt (Germany), at Jecklin-Forum in Zürich (Switzerland), in the Santa Severina's Castle (Crotone), at Castello Sforzesco and Basilica di S. Ambrogio (Milano), in Villa dei Tasso (Bergamo), in Villa Pisani (Stra/Venice) and with the Microkosmos Orchestra at Museo Diocesano in Milan. He debuted in Berlin in May 2014 at KunstSalon Maja & Friends and he performed a successful solo recital in the "Giuseppe Verdi" concert hall in Casa Verdi in Milan, in October 2014, with a Romantic repertoire played on an original Gaetano Guadagnini guitar (Torino 1827). In may 2015 he played the unpublished concert for solo guitar and bow orchestra "Bosco Sacro" by Federico Biscione, with Orchestra dell'Assunta in Vigentino (conductor: Paolo Volta).
Invited in special radio programs dedicated to him, he performed a series of solo concerts with live radio broadcast.
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 demanding technically pieces that contributed to have Mertz defined as "the Franz Liszt of the guitar".
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.
As a winner of the "Sony Classical Talent Scout", his interpretation of Johann Kaspart 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.
He did the first absolute recording of Francesco Domenico Stumpo's compositions for solo classical guitar (publication year: 2014 / Sinfonica Label, Milan).
Important Italian composers recently wrote new pieces for classical guitar dedicated to him: "Sarabanda e Giga" by Federico Bisicone, "Variazioni notturne" by Paolo Coggiola., "Bacalabra" by Francesco Domenico Stumpo.
His performances are supported by a well-developed technique and a refined timbre appreciated by some of the world’s greatest representatives of classical guitar.
He attended classical guitar lessons and public Master Classes with Angelo Capistrano, Giovanni Puddu, Emanuele Segre, Pavel Steidl, Zoran Dukic, Stefano Grondona, Andrea Dieci and with Aldo Minella at the International Music Academy of Milan.
Among others, he won the 1st absolute award at the International Music Competition "Città di Maccagno" in 2007 and he was rewarded by the Rotary International Club with the justification of "having combined the study of classical subjects with a valuable musical dedication to the field of guitar interpretation", in 2001.
Since 2011 he has given an annual Master Class in Milan
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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