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Born in Australia to Italian parents, Giuseppe Zangari studied guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Gregory Pikler.

Mr Zangari 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 a chamber musician, he has toured throughout Australia and performed at the Darwin and Central Coast International Guitar Festivals. In 2005, he toured New Caledonia with celebrated pianist Simon Tedeschi and soprano Teresa La Rocca. Mr Zangari 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.

Known for his passionate performances of romantic guitar repertoire by 19th-century Italian composers, Mr Zangari is also an aficionado of South American and contemporary Australian guitar composition. He has recorded works with fellow musicians for broadcast throughout Australia on ABC Classic FM through the Young Australia Series. Mr Zangari has won prizes in many competitions, including the Sydney McDonald’s Performing Arts Eisteddfod.

In 2007, Mr Zangari studied at the Milan Conservatory as part of a scholarship awarded to him by the Italian government. He was also awarded a grant by the Australia Council for the Arts to undertake a three-month mentorship program with classical guitarists Duo Maccari-Pugliese in Milan. In 2008, he was invited to participate in an international guitar quartet with French guitarist Rafael Andia. The quartet toured throughout Australia.

Mr Zangari teaches guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he is completing his master’s degree.