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Edoardo Catemario
(Teaching language : English, Italiano, Espanol, Francais)
International Guitarist and Pedagogue, Edoardo Catemario, was born in Naples and started his music studies at the age of 5. He has been studying guitar with Salvatore Canino, Antimo Pedata, Jose Tomas and Maria Luisa Anido. Analisys with Titina De Fazio and the South American composers Leo Brouwer and Oscar Roberto Casares. 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 23 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 Almunecar (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. 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) MusikHalle (Hamburg) TVE2 (Spain), RTF3 (France), RAI1 and RAI3 (Italy) among others.
He has premiered several compositions dedicated to him, between them: "El Kalasha de Avalokitesvara" by Eduardo Morales Caso, "I racconti di Mamma Orca" by Roberto De Simone for guitar and string quartet and "Concerto Serenata" by Oliviero Lacagnina for guitar and string orchestra.

He is frequently invited as guest soloist by orchestras such as: Wiener Akademie, Accademia Bizantina, Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra di Stato del Messico, Orchestra filarmonica Italiana, Solisti di Fiesole, under the direction of famous conductors such as: Martin Haselboek, Marzio Conti, Anton Garcia Abril, Enrique Batiz, Nicola Paszkowski, Roberto De Simone, Oliviero Lacagnina, 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, Antonello Farulli, Gabriele Cassone, Vittorio and Duccio Ceccanti, Nicoletta Curiel, Vincent Aguettant.

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.

He has held Master Classes in France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and Austria. He is the only guitarist invited to the Salzburg's Mozarteum to give a course during the "Sommer Akademie". Between 1993 and 2001 has been titular of the course of interpretation at the "Conservatoire International de Paris" (Paris, France). Since 2006 teaches at the Accademia Musicale di Firenze.

Catemario owns and plays on his collection of old instruments all crafted by great masters of Spanish school and dated between 1890 and 1935: Garcia, Simplicio, Jose Ramirez I, Pascual Viudes, Ibanez and Marin.


Der international erfolgreiche Gitarrist und Padagoge Edoardo Catemario wurde in Neapel geboren und erhielt mit 5 Jahren seinen ersten Musikunterricht. Im Fach Gitarre wurde er von Salvatore Canino, Antimo Pedata, Jose Tomas und Maria Luisa Anido unterrichtet. Im Fach Musiktheorie erhielt er seinen Unterricht von Titina De Fazio, dem sudamerikanischen Komponisten Leo Brouwer und Oscar Roberto Casares. Edoardo Catemario ist erster Preistrager bedeutender nationaler und internationaler Wettbewerbe wie dem “Andres Segovia" Gitarrenwettbewerb 1991 in Almunecar (Granada) und 1992 in Alessandria (Italien).

Catemario trat im Rundfunk und bei Festivals in ganz Europa, den USA und Suedamerika auf. Ebenso spielte er zahlreiche fuer ihn komponierte Stuecke wie beispielsweise "El Kalasha de Avalokitesvara" von Eduardo Morales Caso, "I racconti di Mamma Orca" von Roberto De Simone und "Concerto Serenata" von Oliviero Lacagnina. Regelmaßig konzertiert Edoardo Catemario mit Orchestern wie der Wiener Akademie, der Accademia Bizantina, dem Orchestra della Toscana, dem Orchestra di Stato del Messico, dem Orchestra filarmonica Italiana, den Solisti di Fiesole und spielte unter der Leitung namhafter Dirigenten wie Martin Haselboek, Marzio Conti, Anton Garcia Abril, Enrique Batiz, Nicola Paszkowski, Roberto De Simone, Oliviero Lacagnina, Ottavio Dantone und vielen anderen.

Neben seiner Arbeit als Solist gilt er auch als erfolgreicher Kammermusiker und spielte schon mit weltberuhmten Musiker zusammen. Catemario, nicht nur als Solist und Kammermusiker tatig, ist als Padagoge auch bei zahlreichen Meisterkursen in Europa zu Gast. Bei der Sommerakademie des Salzburger Mozarteums wurde Edoardo Catemario eingeladen, als bislang einziger Lehrer Meisterkurse im Fach Gitarre zu geben. Seit 2006 unterrichtet er an der Accademia Musicale di Firenze (Florenz).

Catemario spielt Gitarren, die von großen spanischen Meistern zwischen 1890 und 1935 gebaut wurden: Garcia, Simplicio, Jose Ramirez I, Pascual Viudes, Ibanez und Marin.

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