On Thursday, October 19, from noon to 1:00 pm, the series will present a free concert by classical guitarist Edoardo Catemario, in collaboration with the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta.
Guitarist Edoardo Catemario
International Guitarist and Pedagogue EDOARDO CATEMARIO was born in Naples, Italy, and started his music studies at the age of five. He has been studying guitar with Salvatore Canino, Antimo Pedata, Jose Tomas, and Maria Luisa Anido, and analysis with Titina De Fazio and the South American composers Leo Brouwer and Oscar Roberto Casares. At the age of 11 he gave his first solo recital.
His shows his versatility by passing from the Romantic repertoire (played on original instruments) through the Baroque and 20th-century music, and to contemporary music and vanguards. His repertoire includes a vast amount of solo works, almost all of the chamber repertoire, and 42 Concertos for guitar and orchestra.
He has won first prizes in national and international competitions including in 1991 the prestigious Andres Segovia guitar competition in Almunecar, Granada, and in 1992 the 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, the United States, South America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. He has appeared at venues such as Grosser Saal of the Wiener Musikverein (Vienna), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), St John’s Smith Square and Royal Academy of Music (London), Associazione Scarlatti (Napoli), Amici della musica di Palermo, Perugia e Padova, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York), Cite de la musique (Parigi), Teatro Coliseo (Buenos Aires), Sidney Meir Bowl and Town Hall (Melbourne), and MusikHalle (Hamburg), and has broadcast from TVE2 (Spain), RTF3 (France), and RAI1 and RAI3 (Italy) among others.
He has premiered several compositions (some dedicated to him), including El Kalasha de Avalokitesvara by Eduardo Morales Caso, Drei lieder by Alexander Mullenbach, Cuadernos de Danzas by Mauricio Sotelo, Memorie di una maschera by Patrizio Marrone, Carpe Diem by Gerard Drozd, and I racconti di Mamma Orca by Roberto De Simone.
He accepts invitations as guest soloist by orchestras such as: Wiener Akademie, Orquesta de Andorra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Accademia Bizantina, Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra di Stato del Messico, Orchestra filarmonica Italiana, and Solisti di Fiesole, under the direction of famous conductors such as Martin Haselbok, Oleg Caetani, Michael Helmrat, Inma Shara, Marzio Conti, Enrique Batiz, Nicola Paszkowski, and 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 world’s leading musicians including Kurt Wiedmer, Alain Meunier, Franco Mezzena, the Vega String Quartet, Silesian String Quartet, Massimo Quarta, Roberto Fabbriciani, Mario Ancillotti, Sylvie Gazeau, Antonello Farulli, Gabriele Cassone, Vittorio and Duccio Ceccanti, Nicoletta Curiel, Vincent Aguettant, and Gabriella Costa Maluberti.
Catemario’s CD recordings include those with DECCA records, ARTS Music, Koch Schwann and EMI which have been awarded with critics’ prizes such as Joker by Crescendo (Belgium), Choice of the Month CD Classica (Italy), and 5 Stars Musica. In January 2004 his recording of the Concerto n1 by Giuliani was attached to the BBC Music Magazine, and in January 2006 he was featured on the the cover of Guitar Magazine.
He has held Master Classes in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, USA, United Kingdom, Australia and Austria. From 2001 to 2007 he was invited to the Salzburg’s Mozarteum to give a course during its Sommer Akademie. Between 1993 and 2001 he was titular in the course of interpretation at the Conservatoire International de Paris.
Catemario owns and plays on instruments by great masters of the Spanish school dated between 1890 and 1935, namely Garcia, Simplicio, Jose Ramirez I, Pascual Viudes, Ibanez and Marin.