Carlo Curatolo

Carlo Curatolo (Grottaglie, Italy, 1988) learned the basics of classical guitar from Pino Forresu, Francesco Taranto, Stefano Palamidessi. In 2010 he graduated with full marks at the Conservatory of Taranto and in 2016 he achieved a master’s degree in Physics at Sapienza University of Rome.

He continued his musical studies at Segovia Guitar Academy in Pordenone with Paolo Pegoraro and Adriano del Sal, and at Accademia Chigiana in Siena with Oscar Ghiglia. He is currently enrolled in a postgraduate specialization course in advanced studies in music performance and interpretation at the Conservatory of Parma, held by Lorenzo Micheli, Stefano Grondona, Giampaolo Bandini, Massimo Felici, Oscar Ghiglia, Thomas Müller-Pering, among others. He also attended separate master classes with Carlo Domeniconi, Judicael Perroy, Jorge Cardoso, Leo Brouwer, Carlo Marchione.

He has been awarded as first, second or third prize in more than 30 international competitions in Italy and abroad, among which: International Guitar Competition J.K. Mertz in Bratislava (Slovakia), Tallinn International Guitar Competition (Estonia), Alirio Diaz International Guitar Competition in Rust (Austria), Alvaro Mantovani International Guitar Competition in Follonica (Italy), Omaggio a Niccolò Paganini International Guitar Competition in Parma (Italy), Incontri chitarristici di Gargnano International Guitar Competition in Gargnano (Italy), Ruggero Chiesa International Guitar Competition in Camogli (Italy), London International Guitar Competition (UK).

Since 2006 he has been invited to perform in several cultural events both as soloist and in ensemble. In 2019 he will perform soloist concerts in Italy, Austria, Portugal, Slovakia, Hungary. He combines his performing career with his well-attended teaching profession in Rome.

Carlo Curatolo plays a guitar made by Mirko Migliorini (Lecco, Italy).

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