Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Felipe Garibaldi is an active performer, composer, and instructor. Awarded with the Nascente Prize at the 20th Programa Nascente by the University of São Paulo, Mr. Garibaldi recently received both a Grant and a Graduate Assistantship from the Johns Hopkins University for his Doctoral studies in Classical Guitar Performance at the Peabody Conservatory, in the studio of reputed guitarist and pedagogue Julian Gray.
Felipe Garibaldi actively fosters innovation in the guitar repertory through premier performances and recordings, collaborative projects alongside composers, and his very own compositions. He has made recordings of guitar works by Carlos Alberto Pinto Fonseca and Nelson Macedo – for Cultura FM de São Paulo Radio Broadcast, commissioned and curated by Fábio Zanon – also the U.S. premiere performance of the complete solo guitar works by Claudio Santoro (1919-1989), and the Brazilian premiere of Quarteto de Los Vientos by Leo Brouwer. Mr. Garibaldi has also made recordings and arrangements on Christian music for Sony Music.
During his early years of guitar training, Mr. Garibaldi attended the Adventist Academy of Arts (ACARTE, UNASP-SP), in São Paulo, Brazil, under the instruction of Aída Saggioro and renowned guitarist and composer Francisco Araújo. Later, he studied with guitarist and musicologist Gilson Antunes and distinguished guitar pedagogue Henrique Pinto. Mr. Garibaldi earned both his Bachelor in Classical Guitar Performance and Master of Music degrees from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, under renowned Brazilian guitarist Edelton Gloeden.
Mr. Garibaldi has participated in masterclasses with internationally acclaimed musicians such as Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Sérgio Assad, Eliot Fisk, Edelton Gloeden, Fábio Zanon, Jason Vieaux, Bruce Holzman, Christina Travlopoulou, Go Nagano, and José Maria Gallardo del Rey.
Mr. Garibaldi has extensively worked as a music educator and faculty member, holding teaching positions at the Adventist University Center of São Paulo (UNASP) and a Graduate Teaching Assistant position at the Guitar Department of the Peabody Conservatory. Mr. Garibaldi's work aims to promote the music from Latin-America, particularly from Brazil, always presenting diverse audiences with diverse music traditions.
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