Carlo Pezzimenti


Carlo Pezzimenti began his study of classical guitar music in Florence, Italy at the age of thirteen in 1963. Along the way, he attended Andres Segovia's "Music in Compostela" festivals, studying with the father of classical guitar music himself. Pezimenti continued his studies at Loyola University in Rome under the famous Sergio Nataro, and later obtained a degree in music from the prestigious Morlacchi Conservatory in Perugia. He later furthered his studies with Jose Tomas in Alicante,Spain, and after returning to the United States in 1974, he attended master classes with Jesus Silva, Oscar Ghighlia and Frederico Moreno-Torroba, to name a few. Concurrently, his private studies with Segovia continued from 1980 to 1985.

Carlo Pezzimenti has worked to, and successfully developed, a unique voice with the classical guitar that can only be described simply as "splendid poetry". Carlo's Carnegie Hall debut took place in 1982 to a great acclaim. Subsequent performances include concerts with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, and the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra.

Carlo has gained the attention of the classical music world through his performances (and recordings) in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. His repertoire often includes works by modern composers such as Frederico Mompou, Manuel Ponce, Ernesto Garcia de Leon, James Phelps, Brian Clement-Foreman, and Antonio Laurio, to name a few. Carlo's intuitive and poetic approach to music conveys the emotional core of each composition, and his flawless technique reaches far beyond the mere mechanics of playing the instrument.

Carlo Pezzimenti is a highly respected teacher of the classical guitar, holding faculty positions at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas and at the Texas Women's University in Denton. He makes his home in Dallas with his wife, Anita.