Carlo Pezzimenti-The truth behind the Man.
"I wish Carlo Pezzimenti the success he deserves for his young talent and will of working.
- Andrés Segovia - Madrid, Spain/1980
“In his hands, the music made its effect with reserved eloquence.”
- The New York Times
“ Pezzimenti is obviously a thinking and caring musician. He has a very lyrical approach to his instrument and performs with marked sensitivity and ease.”
- The Dallas Morning News
“ The original works by various composers and transcriptions by the versatile guitarist Carlo Pezzimenti, are a refreshing change from the usual guitar repertoire.”
" Carlo Pezzimanti is a rare performer on the concert stage these days ... his technique is fluent and clear with a palette of dynamics and a sure skill in differentiating melody and accompaniment."
- The Cleveland Plain-Dealer
BEST CLASSICAL MUSICIAN
“ This man makes music with his guitar that can only be described as heavenly. Pezzimenti tackles complex arrangements with a vocalist’s sense of timing.”
- D Magazine
Since beginning his study of classical guitar in Florence, Italy at the age of thirteen, Carlo Pezzimenti has worked successfully to impart his wealth of knowledge to students of the guitar, to further develop his artistry, and to share his musical philosophy with audiences throughout the world.
Summers, Pezzimenti attended Andres Segovia's "Music in Compostela" festivals. Studying with the father of classical guitar, he laid a strong foundation for his musical career. Pezzimenti continued his studies at Loyola University in Rome with Sergio Notaro. Later, he acquired a degree in music from the prestigious Morlacchi Conservatory in Perugia, and furthered his studies with José 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.
Pezzimenti has gained the attention of the music world through performances in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. His appearances on the concert stage, as well as on radio and television, have received consistent, ever-widening acclaim.
Carlo Pezzimenti is proving the promise of his early years through creative work with other instrumentalists, with orchestra, and in multi-media performances with dancers, sculptors, painters, and poets. On tour, he conducts master classes - his teaching facilitated by his fluency in English, Spanish, and Italian.
Composers such as Federico Mompou, Manuel Ponce, Ernesto García de León, Brian Clement-Foreman, James Phelps, and Antonio Lauro draw him to works of the twentieth century. Pezzimenti's intuitive approach to the music conveys the emotional core of each composition and his flawless technique reaches beyond the mere mechanics of playing the instrument.
Mr. Pezzimenti is a highly respected teacher of the guitar. holding faculty positions at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas and at Texas Woman's University in Denton. Students benefit from the vast experience and wealth of knowledge shared by this caring musician. He makes his home in Dallas with his wife, Anita.