In our upcoming concert, “Music for the Soul”, we will be collaborating with Carlo Pezzimenti.
Carlo is an internationally recognized guitar teacher and performer. He has served on the faculty of Texas Woman’s University since 1980, teaching guitar lessons and guitar ensemble. Since beginning his study of classical guitar in Florence, Italy at the age of thirteen, Mr. Pezzimenti has worked successfully to impart his wealth of knowledge to students, to further develop his artistry, and to share his musical philosophy with audiences around the world.
Mr. Pezzimenti attended Andrés Segovia’s “Music in Compostela” summer festivals in 1973 and 1974. While studying with the “father of the classical guitar,” he laid a strong foundation for his musical career. Mr. Pezzimenti continued his studies at Loyola University in Rome with Sergio Notaro. Later, he earned a degree in music from the prestigious Morlacchi Conservatory in Perugia, and furthered his studies with Jose Tomás in Alicante, Spain. After returning to the United States in 1974, he attended master classes with Jesús Silva, Oscar Ghighlia and Federico Moreno-Torroba. His private studies with Segovia continued from 1980 to 1985 during annual visits to Madrid.
Carlo Pezzimenti’s Carnegie Hall debut took place in 1982 to great acclaim. Subsequent performances included concerts with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, and the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Pezzimenti has also performed throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and China. He has given live performances on the radio in Spain and the United States, appeared on the PBS television special, “Up Close,” and has been interviewed on National Public Radio’s “Latino USA.” Recent recordings on the Mapleshade Records label include Diplogenesis and The Garden of Occult Pleasures. In 2009 he traveled to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain and Perpignan, France, where he performed works by contemporary composers of the Americas including James Chenevert, Brian Clement Foreman, and Ernesto Garcia de Leon of Mexico City. Mr. Pezzimenti’s newest CD, La Guitarra de Plata, is on the Vadan Record Label, http://www.vadanrecords.com/. Mr. Pezzimenti also holds a faculty position at Brookhaven College in Dallas.