Born in São Paulo, Brazil, classical guitarist Felipe Garibaldi is an active performer, music researcher, and educator. In 2012, Mr. Garibaldi received the Classical Music Interpreter Award at the 20th Programa Nascente, from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. In 2018 he was awarded with both a grant and a Graduate Assistantship position 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.
Mr. Garibaldi has made several premiere recordings of guitar works by Brazilian composers such as Carlos Alberto Pinto Fonseca and Nelson Macedo, for the Cultura FM de São Paulo Radio, commissioned and curated by Fábio Zanon. He has made the U.S. premiere performance of the solo guitar works of Brazilian composer Claudio Santoro (1919-1989). Mr. Garibaldi also made Brazilian premiere performances of chamber music by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer. He has also made several 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 tuition of Francisco Araújo and Aída Saggioro. Later, he studied with distinguished Brazilian guitarist Gilson Antunes and acclaimed guitar pedagogue Henrique Pinto. Mr. Garibaldi earned both his Bachelor in Classical Guitar Performance and Master of Music degrees from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, under renowned Brazilian guitarist Edelton Gloeden.
Mr. Garibaldi has participated in masterclasses with internationally renowned musicians such as Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, 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 educator, holding teaching positions at prestigious institutions such as the Adventist University Center at São Paulo (both UNASP-SP and UNASP-EC) and currently as a Teaching Assistant at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.
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