07 January 2013

Giulio Tampalini – Classical Guitar Magazine January 2013

Giulio Tampalini is one of the most recognised Italian guitarists on the concert scene, having won major international competitions on his instrument, including first place in the international competitions: “Narciso Yepes” in Sanremo (competition president – Narciso Yepes), “Ferdinando Sor” in Rome, the international tournament of Rome in 1996 and 2000, the “De Bonis” competition in Consenza and finally the “Pittaluga” in Alessandria and the “Segovia” in Granada. In 2003 he received the “Chitarra d’Oro” or “gold guitar” at the international guitar convention in Alessandria for the best CD of the year (“Francisco Tarrega – Opere complete per chitarra” ed. Concerto). He gives concerts both as a soloist and accompanied by orchestras throughout Italy, Europe and America appearing in major music festivals and concert cycles. In 2001 he participated in the Christmas concert at the Vatican in honour of the Pope. He has been involved in many musical collaborations, including one with the leaders of Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He has a strong interest in contemporary music thanks to partnerships with a number of composers who have written for him. Amongst his released CDs is one dedicated to Italian twentieth century repertoire, containing the Sequenza XI by Luciano Berio, two dedicated to the works of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco for guitar (complete works for guitar vol. 1-3), one containing the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo for guitar and orchestra and other notable works from this Spanish composer, a double CD dedicated to the complete works for guitar by Francisco Tarrega, a CD dedicated to the guitar music of Angelo Gilardino composed between 2002 and 2005 (which contains the well known “Interview with Andres Segovia”), a double CD containing the Six Rossiniane by Mauro Giuliani and a DVD that contains all the works by Heitor Villa-Lobos for guitar – a world premiere on DVD. Amadeus Magazine have recently produced a CD with three concertos for guitar and orchestra by Ferdinando Carulli including the first time recording of Joseph Malerbi’s concerto. www.giuliotampalini.it The second Strong Emotions CD is entirely dedicated to South American music and features many new compositions. www.concertoclassics.it

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