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Giuseppe Zangari


Examiner Number: 1138

Born in Australia to Italian parents, Giuseppe studied guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Gregory Pikler and has worked with many influential Australian musicians and composers, including Simon Tedeschi, Gareth Koch, Phillip Houghton, Richard Charlton and David Miller (AM). As both a soloist and chamber musician, Giuseppe has toured throughout Australia and performed at the Darwin and Central Coast International Guitar Festivals. Giuseppe has recorded works with fellow musicians for broadcast throughout Australia on ABC Classic FM through the Young Australia Series and has won many prizes in competitions including the Sydney McDonald's Performing Arts Eisteddfod as well as being awarded an Australia Council Grant and a scholarship from the Italian Government.

He is known for his passionate performances of romantic guitar repertoire by 19th century Italian composers and is also an aficionado of South American and contemporary Australian guitar composition.

In 2003, Giuseppe was appointed to the staff of the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.

In 2005, Giuseppe toured New Caledonia with celebrated pianist Simon Tedeschi and soprano Teresa La Rocca. He is a regular guest artist in the annual subscription series of the Sydney Classical Guitar Society. He has worked with the Sydney Guitar Trio and is a founding member of FrEternity.

In 2007 Giuseppe was given the opportunity to study in Italy, at the Conservatorio di Musica 'Giuseppe Verdi' di Milano as part of a scholarship awarded to him by the Italian Government. He was also awarded an Australian Council for the Arts Buzz Grant to undertake a three month mentorship program with guitar duo Maccari-Pugliese in Milano.

In 2008 Giuseppe was invited to participate in an international guitar quartet with French guitarist Rafael Andia. The quartet toured throughout Australia.

Giuseppe also teaches guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he is completing his Masters degree.

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