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GIOVANNI CARUSO

 

Guitarist, pianist, composer, conductor

He studied as pianist and composer. He graduated in classical guitar (1988).

Vocational training

Since 1990 he has expanded his repertoire, studying renaissance and baroque lute, vocal technique and choral and orchestral conducting. He completed his studies of orchestral conducting at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese with Gilberto Serembe and Donato Renzetti.

Business

As guitarist, conductor, composer and lutenist, he made  several recordings for the labels Brilliant Classics, Piano Classics, Tactus, Stradivarius, Arcophon and for Italian Radio Rai.

 Giovanni founded several choral and instrumental ensembles. With his orchestra ‘Capella Tiberina’, he performed, at the ‘Festival Anima Mundi’ of J.E.Gardiner, two cantatas of Bernardo Pasquini. The recording of this repertoire was realized for Brilliant Classics.

Awards

Giovanni was awarded first prize in classical guitar at the April Spring Festival in Pyongyang (North Corea) and the P.Taraffo Competition in Genoa.

He has appeared as composer on various films production (cinema and television) and he wrote for ancient and modern instruments, choir and orchestra.