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Bio

"A consummate concertist" Angelo Gilardino

Camilo Verga was born on October 29th, 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began his studies with Cristina Dueñas in the Music School at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza and completed the Undergraduate career in 2000. Camilo continued as student of Graciela Pomponio and hi was graduated as Bachelor of Musical Arts (Classical Guitar) in 2006 at the National University of Arts (Carlos Lopez Buchardo National Conservatory) of Buenos Aires, under the tutelage of Javier Bravo. He has begun composition studies with Fernando Maglia and currently has started a PhD in Music specialty in Composition at the Universidad Católica Argentina.

He has received masterclasses with international guitarists such as Angelo Gilardino, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia, Thomas Müller-Pering, Aniello Desiderio, Alvaro Pierri, Elena Papandreou, Carlo Marchione, among many others, in Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Serbia and Romania.

In 2010, he has received an advanced course at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, being distinguished by maestro Oscar Ghiglia with the Diploma of Merit and a scholarship.

Camilo has received awards in competitions as guitarist and for their works. Among its 29 awards, we highlight 13 First International Awards in interpretation which were obtained in Italy, Spain, Uruguay and Argentina, one of them competing against concertists of all instruments. In composition, his Sonata Onírica has won the Second Prize in the Claxica contest (Italy).

His discography includes the albums Onírico (2017), in which there are his works for guitar wrote between 2000 and 2014, Molto Legato (2014) with classic, romantic and modern authors and Heitor Villa-Lobos: Integral Guitar Works (2010). Previously, between 2006 and 2007, he has participated in the recording of two albums as result of the awards in competitions and another live produced by the Argentine Guitar Circle. His music was broadcast by Radio Nacional Clásica (Argentina), Emisora del Sur (Uruguay) and Radio Vaticana (Italy), among others.

Since 2008 he teaches classical guitar at the National Conservatory (now called as the Music Department Carlos Lopez Buchardo - UNA) and from 2009 at the Manuel de Falla Conservatory of Buenos Aires.

He performs regularly in venues and theaters as soloist, participating in the International Guitar Festival Rust (Austria), Salento Guitar Festival (Italy), International Classical Music Festival Villa Navas de San Juan (Spain), Festival Guitarras del Mundo (Argentina), International Festival and Seminar La Roseta del Plata (Argentina), Puntah Classical Guitar Festival (Argentina), International Guitar Festival of Girona (Spain), Cuerdas del Río de la Plata Guitar Festival (Uruguay) and the International Guitar Festival Villa de Aranda (Spain), the latter also being invited to be part of the jury. In 2015 and 2016 was summoned by MIR Production (Serbia) to serve on the jury of Internet Music Competition.

Following the link to the youtube channel you can see a lots of concert videos in Argentina and abroad. Some of his compositions are also available here. Camilo plays Louzao Guitars.

Awards

Guitar Performance:

• First Prize, VI Note Sul Mare International Competition
Arte del Suonare Cultural Association, Roma, Italy (2017)

• First
Prize, XII Musica Insieme International Competition
Scuola Comunale di Musica C. Monteverdi, Musile di Piave, Italy (2017) 

• First
Prize, II Città Murata International Competition
San Giorgio Cultural Association, Cittadella, Italia (2017)

Absolute Winner 2016 Edition, II Giuseppe Tricarico International Competition
(Final with all instruments)
The Musicante Association, Gallipoli, Italy

• First Prize, II Giuseppe Tricarico International Competition
The Musicante Association, Gallipoli, Italy (2016)

• First
Prize, V Alirio Díaz International Competition
Alirio Díaz Cultural Association, Roma, Italy (2016)

• First Prize, XV Paolo Barrasso International Competition
Music Academy, Caramanico Terme, Italy (2016)

• First Prize, I Sant´Alfonso Maria de Liguori International Competition
Department of Culture, Pagani, Italy (2016)

• First Prize, VIII Città di Airola Musical Execution International Competition
Mille e una Nota Association, Airola, Italy (2016)

• First Prize, XX Napolinova International Competition
Napolinova Cultural Association, Naples, Italy (2016)

• First
Prize, XI Villa de Aranda International Classical Guitar Competition
Villa de Aranda International Guitar Festival, Aranda de Duero, Spain (2012)

• First
Prize, VI Cesar Cortinas International Competition
Instrumentalists and Composers'Association of Uruguay, Atlantida, Uruguay (2008)

• First Prize, IV Northlands College Interpretation Competition
Northlands College Arts Centre - Live Music Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006)

• Second Prize and Audience Award, Musikrooms International Guitar Competition
Delle Due Citta’ Festival, Treviso, Italy (2011)

• Second Prize, I Gil-Orozco International Guitar Competition
Gil-Orozco International Guitar Festival, Requena (Valencia), Spain (2012)

• Second Prize, VI Citta’ Di Fiuggi International Guitar Competition
Citta’ Di Fiuggi International Guitar Festival, Italy (2012)

• Second Prize
, VIII Villa de Aranda International Classical Guitar Competition
Villa de Aranda International Guitar Festival, Aranda de Duero, Spain (2009)

• Third Prize, IX Córdoba International Guitar Competition
Córdoba International Guitar Festival, Spain (2012)

• Third Prize, II Vital Medeiros International Competition
VIII Seminar and Festival, Suzano, São Paulo, Brazil (2009)

• Third Prize, I International Guitar Competition
International Guitar Festival, Maldonado, Punta del Este, Uruguay (2011)

• Third Prize, V Cochabamba International Competition
Guitar Festival Cochabamba, Bolivia (2008)

• Honorable Mention, IV Cesar Cortinas

Instrumentalists and Composers'Association of Uruguay, Atlantida, Uruguay (2006)

• Second Mention, "UNL National Incentive Awards for Artistic Creation"
Cultural Department of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina (2006)

• Third Mention, Guitarmasters Competition
Luthier Osvaldo Bragán, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2005)

• Finalist, I World Guitar Competition

Vojvodina Guitar Association, Novi Sad, Serbia (2010)

• Finalist, XII Classical Guitar International Competition
International Festival and Guitar Competition, Sernancelhe, Portugal (2010)

• Finalist, VIII Pau Casals International Competition
Centre Catalá from Rosario, Argentina (2007)

• Selection as Participant, XXXVI Luis Sigall International Competition (2009, did not attend the event)
Cultural Corporation Viña del Mar, Chile

• Selection as Outstanding Student, Musicampus

City of Los Cocos, Córdoba, Argentina (2007)

Composition:

• Second Prize, for the Sonata Onírica (Guitar)
V International Composition Competition

Claxica Festival, Associazione Musicale "Ousia Harmonica", Castel D'Aiano, Italy (2013)

• Segnalazione (Special Mention), for the Sistemas para Guitarra
IV International Composition Competition

Claxica Festival, Associazione Musicale "Ousia Harmonica", Castel D'Aiano, Italy (2012)


Reviews

- Interview in El Pez Digital (Argentina, July 2015)

- La Gaceta de Tucumán Journal (Argentina, September 23, 2014)
Molto Legato album review: "Clear sound, musicality, good fingering, precision and mastery of the instrument are among the virtues of this musician with talent that circumvents the technical difficulties that propose these works" - Roberto Espinosa

- The Journal of Paraná (Argentina, September 23, 2014)
Molto Legato album review. "With a clear sound and precise phrasing the artist releases a tight delivery and precise musical architecture. The CD clearly meets the didactic function that the musician is proposed with this production of guitar classics. The performer is definitely a great concertist"

- La Opinión de Santa Fe
(September 22, 2014)
"Devoted composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries gather from professional and talented performer who in this work demonstrates his step for a rigorous academic training"

- Telam Press Agency (September 7, 2014)
Album review: "Molto Legato meets milestones guitar though, according to the virtuosity of his interpreter, seem chosen peaking at high technical requirement (...). If you have already demonstrated high artistic aspirations in their previous album, this proposal seeks to open the doors of their work to new audiences without giving up quality"

- Program De Segovia a Yupanqui, National Classical Radio (August 31, 2014)

Molto Legato album review: "No wonder the album release Molto Legato because Camilo is an artist who is always looking for new challenges. In works such as the Gran Jota Aragonese range of techniques and timbral possibilities that stands out. When one listens to Camilo and has him at one meter, you can realize the great technical innovations that have, and not only that, but the great musicality. Because it is not only a pyrotechnic artist, these works fit too well because it has a unique technique while know what to do with it" - Fabio Caputo Rey and Sebastian Dominguez

- David Qualey, guitarist and composer (USA. February 2014)

For the execution of his work One Time Swing: "Super! It's the best version I've heard"

- El Norte de Castilla Journal and Journal de la Ribera (Burgos, Spain, August 7, 2012)
"The XI International Guitar Competition Villa de Aranda ended with a winner: The Argentine artist Camilo Verga, won the First Prize.The jury composed by Parfinovich, Eduardo Pascual Diez (professor at the Conservatory of Valladolid) and the guitarist Diego Matthew Sabadell, highlighted its musicality and expressiveness, technical dexterity, correct fingering and artistic scene control, and safety decision implementation and adaptation to the character and style of the pieces. Also is considered that he interpreted a more balanced the whole program and attracting the interest and attention of the jury throughout his performance".

-
Don Witter Jr, classical and jazz guitarist (November 4, 2011)
"Camilo Verga it is extremely musical and his tone and technique are top notch. Nicely sensitive playing!"

- Angelo Gilardino, guitarist and composer (Vercelli, Italy, August 2010)
"It's an consummate concertist"

- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, international trade and worship (Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2010)
"The General Directorate of Cultural Affairs certifies that the tour will be Argentine musician Camilo Verga in Italy, Germany, Austria and Spain between July 2 and September 7, 2010, is considered by this Directorate-General of high artistic and cultural interest, taking into account the prestige and trajectory of the aforementioned artist"

- Diploma of the Borges International Foundation (Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2010)
"The international Jorge Luis Borges Foundation, on behalf of its Chairperson Sra. María Kodama, thanked strongly Camilo Verga guitar concert by its brilliant concert in this institution of November 13, 2010 as part of the Night of the Museums"

- La Voz de Zárate
Journal (Argentina, edition of April 19, 2010)
"He transformed the complex into the simple, added a feeling and a fine interpretation to the study of Villa-Lobos"

- Jorge Luis Borges International Foundation Blog (Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2009)
"Made an excellent run and excited the audience with his interpretation" - Alejandra Sartore

- Guillermo Palacios, guitarist and arranger (March 2009)
"In the near future he will be one of the best guitarists in Argentina"

- Círculo Guitarrístico Argentino Magazine (edition of August, 2007)
"Finesse, originality and mastery. Tárrega's work was played in an exquisite manner. He is a first-rate guitarist" - Nilda de Urquiza

- Paraguay Nane Reta Journal (Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2007)

"Managed arpeggios and pleasant melody with technical and expressive quality, he entered resolutely in complex passages and came out with the quality of a dedicated and consummate artist" - Manuel Aracri

- La Nación Journal (Buenos Aires, Argentina, edition of February 27, 2007)
"His version of a work of Brouwer was powerful and overwhelming" - René Vargas Vera


Courses

- Guitar Masterclass (Elche, Spain, 2012)
Alvaro Pierri (Uruguay)

- "The Poetics Guitar: Technique and Interpretation"
(as listener), (Córdoba, Spain, 2012)
Eliot Fisk (USA)

- Technique and Interpretation (Requena-Valencia, Spain, 2012)
José Luis Martínez (Spain)
Javier García Moreno (Spain)

- Argentinian Music Seminar (Requena-Valencia, Spain, 2012)
Juan Falú (Argentina)

- Stage Fright Seminar (Requena-Valencia, Spain, 2012)
Jorge Orozco (Spain)

- Guitar Masterclass and Early Music Course - Guitar Meeting of Gargnano (Province of Brescia, Italy, 2011)
Oscar Ghiglia (Italy)
Elena Papandreou (Greece)
Massimo Lonardi - Lute (Italy)

- Advanced Instrumental Course at the Accademia Chigiana (Siena, Italy, 2010)
Oscar Ghiglia (Italy)

- Guitar Masterclass (Vercelli, Italy, 2010)
Angelo Gilardino (Italy)

- Guitar Masterclass (Nürtingen, Germany, 2010)
David Russell (Scotland)
Thomas Müller-Pering (Germany)
Giampaolo Bandini (Italy)
Franz Halász (Germany)

- Guitar Masterclass (Vienna, Austria, 2010)
Hubert Käppel (Germany)
Carlo Marchione (Italy)
Michael Tröster (Germany)

- Guitar Masterclass (Portugal, 2010)
Elena Papandreou (Greece)
Margarita Escarpa (Spain)
Paulo Vaz de Carvalho (Portugal)

- Guitar Masterclass (Novi Sad, Serbia, 2010)
Aniello Desiderio (Italy)
Gaelle Solal (France)
Vera Ogrizovic (Hungary)
David Pavlovits (Serbia)

- Guitar Masterclass (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2009)
Harold Gretton (Australia)
Joseph Urshalmi (Israel)
Mihai Cojocaru (Romania)
Liviu Georgescu (Romania)
Catalin Stefanescu-Patrascu (Romania)

- Guitar Masterclass (Aranda de Duero, Spain, 2009)
Enrique Muñoz Teruel (Spain)
Eduardo Pascual Díez (Spain)

- Guitar Interpretation Masterclass (Bolivia, 2008)
Jorge Luis Zamora (Cuba)
Alexis Méndez (Cuba)

- Guitar Seminar (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2008)
María Isabel Siewers (Argentina)

- Seminar XX Century Music (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2008)
Marcelo Delgado (Argentina)

- Guitar Interpretation Masterclass (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007)
Cem Duruöz (Turkey)

- Classical Guitar Seminar “Musicampus” (Córdoba, Argentina, 2007)
Pablo Márquez (Argentina)
Carlos Groisman (Argentina)
María Isabel Siewers (Argentina)
Eduardo Castañera (Argentina)

- International Classical Guitar Seminar (Atlántida, Uruguay, 2006)
Francisco Gil (Mexico)
Daniel Morgade (Uruguay)
Alvaro Córdoba (Uruguay)
Walter Ujaldón (Argentina)

- Stage Performance Masterclass (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006)
Mauricio Weintraub (Argentina)

- Guitar Interpretation Masterclass (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006)

Eduardo Fernández (Uruguay)
Francisco Gil (Mexico)

- Guitar Interpretation Masterclass (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2005)

Johannes Möller (Sweden)

- Private Guitar Lessons
Graciela Pomponio, Víctor Villadangos, Javier Bravo, Walter Ujaldón, Tito Francia, ‎Sebastian Kusselman, Martín Castro, Hugo Moreira


Halls and theatres where he played

- Teatro Garibaldi (Gallipoli, Italy)
- Day Centre Auditorium Salvador Requena (Jaén, Andalucía, Spain)
- Belisario Roldán Library of Versailles (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Auditorium Carlos Guastavino, Gilardo Gilardi Conservatory (La Plata, Argentina)
- Hotel Le Sirene (Gallipoli, Italy)
- Best Western Hotel (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Park Theatre Spain (Province of Santa Fe, Argentina)
- La Vidriera Auditorium of DGEArt (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Aula Magna of the Accademia dei Fisiocritici (Siena, Italy)
- La Aurora Cultural Center (Santa Fe, Argentina)
- Amigos del Arte Theater (Rosario, Argentina)
- Aula Magna of the Elche University (Spain)
- Teatro Comunale (Fiuggi, Italy)
- Castel D'Aiano Auditorium (Italy)
- Gran Teatro (Córdoba, Spain)
- Auditorium of Santa Cecilia Musical Society (Requena, Spain)
- Municipal Auditorium (Sernancelhe, Portugal)
- Barradas Hotel (Punta del Este, Uruguay)
- Ex Cinema of Parque del Plata (Parque del Plata, Uruguay)
- La Colmena Theatre (Montevideo, Uruguay)
- Marcó de Pont (City of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Park Hotel (Latina, Italy)
- Circle of Sports (Rome Guitar Circle) (Rome, Italy)
- Sala Rosa of the Siena University (Siena, Italy)
- Civic Center Andrea Castellani Auditorium (Gargnano, Province of Brescia, Italy)
- Auditorium of the Center for the arts of UNGS - Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento (San Miguel, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)
- Guitarra a la Carta (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Municipal House of culture in Adrogué (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)
- Auditorium Hall of Esteban Echeverría (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)
- House of Culture (Girona Spain)
- Auditorium of the Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Siena, Italy)
- Auditorium of the Universita per Stranieri (Siena, Italy)
- Auditorium of the Konservatorium für Musik und Dramatische Kunst (Vienna, Austria)
- Theatre of the Estudio M (Novi Sad, Serbia)
- Conservatory of music of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
- Carlos López Buchardo Conservatory (IUNA, Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Grassi Conservatory (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Auditorium of the Memory Park (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Manuel de Falla Conservatory (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Astor Piazzolla Conservatory (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- House of Culture Aranda de Duero (Burgos, Spain)
- House of Culture Santisteban del Puerto (Jaén, Spain)
- City Council Castellar (Jaén, Spain)
- Municipal Theatre Suzano (San Pablo, Brazil)
- Transportadora de Electricidad Auditorium (Cochabamba, Bolivia)
- Study of Radio National Clasica (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Study of Radio FM Flores (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Beethoven Conservatory (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Maimónides University (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Faculty of Agronomy (UBA) (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- INET Headquarters (UTN) (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- San Telmo Scale (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Argentina Guitar Circle (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- The Casal of Catalunya (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Casa Azul Cultural Center (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Museum of Latin American art Isaac Fernández Blanco (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Jorge Luis Borges International Fundation (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- La Loma Museum (Los Cocos, Córdoba, Argentina)
- Paraguayan House (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Espacio XX - XXI (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Mining Participative Museum (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Pestalozzi Cultural Association (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Claridge Hotel (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Northlands College (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Amigos de la Música Association (Zárate, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)
- Atahualpa Yupanqui Hall, School of Fine Arts (Pergamino, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)
- Auditorium of the Littoral National University (UNL) (Santa Fe, Argentina)
- Casa del Autor Auditorium (Montevideo, Uruguay)
- AGADU Auditorium (Atlántida, Uruguay)
- Popular Library Cornelio Saavedra (Buenos Aires City, Argentina)
- Los Gobernadores Hall of the Legislature (Mendoza City, Argentina)
- Theatre of the Cuyo National University (UNCuyo) (Mendoza City, Argentina)
- Modern Art Municipal Museum (Mendoza City, Argentina)
- Hall of the Civic and Cultural Center (Mendoza Province, Argentina)


 

 
 
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