Edoardo Catemario Resume

      International Guitarist and Pedagogue, Edoardo Catemario, was born in Naples and started his music studies at the age of 5. At the age of 11 gave his first solo recital.

Extremely versatile guitarist, he passes with ease from the romantic repertoire (played on original instruments) to the baroque, to the XXth century music, to contemporary music and vanguards. His repertoire includes a vast amount of solo works, besides the almost all the chamber repertoire and 33 Concertos for guitar and orchestra. He has won several national and international competitions first prizes. In January 1991 was the first prize winner of the prestigious “Andres Segovia” guitar competition in Almuñecar (Granada) and in 1992 of Alessandria international Competition.

Catemario has performed in concerts, broadcasts and major festivals in countries such as: Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland, United States, South America, and United Kingdom. Royal Academy (London) Associazione Scarlatti (Napoli), Amici della musica di Palermo, Perugia and Padova, Grosser Saal of the Musikverein (Vienna, Austria) Auditorio Nacional (Madrid, Spain) Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York) Citè de la musique (Paris, France) Teatro Coliseo (Buenos Aires) MusikHalle (Hamburg, Germany) TVE2 (Spain), RTF3 (France), RAI1 and RAI3 (Italy) among others.

He has premiered several compositions dedicated to him, between them: “Concerto Serenata” by Oliviero Lacagnina for guitar and string orchestra, “Cuadernos de Danzas” by Marcelo Sotelo and “I racconti di Mamma Orca” by Roberto De Simone for guitar and string quartet. He is frequently invited as guest soloist by orchestras such as: Wiener Akademie, Accademia Bizantina, Orchestra della Toscana, Mexico State Orchestra, Orchestra filarmonica Italiana, Solisti di Fiesole, under the direction of famous conductors such as: Martin Haselboek, Inma Shara, Oleg Caetani, Enrique Batiz, Nicola Paszkowski, Ottavio Dantone among others… Apart from his work as a soloist, Catemario is in demand as a chamber musician and has collaborated with many of the worlds leading musicians including: Kurt Wiedmer, Alain Meunier, Massimo Quarta, Roberto Fabbriciani, Mario Ancillotti, Sylvie Gazeau, Gabriele Cassone, Vittorio and Duccio Ceccanti, Nicoletta Curiel, Vincent Aguettant, Oscar Casares.

Catemario has many recordings on CD including: ARTS Music, Koch Schwann and EMI which have been awarded with critics prizes: Joker by Crescendo (Belgium), Choice of the month Cd Classica (Italy), 5 Stars Musica… In January 2004 his recording of the Concerto n1 by Giuliani was attached to the BBC Music Magazine, in January 2006 he has the cover of Guitart magazine. His last cd “Bach for guitar” has been produced by DECCA.
He has held Master Classes in France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and Austria. At the Royal Academy of London, Salzburg’s Mozarteum during the "Sommer Akademie" and at the Leipzig Conservatory. Between 1993 and 2001 has been titular of the course of interpretation at the “Conservatoire International de Paris” (Paris, France).

Updated:  January 14, 2010

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