Carlo Curatolo (Grottaglie, Italy) learned the basics of classical guitar from Pino Forresu, Francesco Taranto, Stefano Palamidessi. In 2010 he graduated with full marks at the Conservatory of Taranto and in 2016 he achieved a master’s degree in Physics at Sapienza University of Rome. He continued his musical studies at Segovia Guitar Academy in Pordenone with Paolo Pegoraro and Adriano del Sal, and at Accademia Chigiana in Siena with Oscar Ghiglia. He is currently enrolled in a postgraduate specialization course in advanced studies in music performance and interpretation at the Conservatory of Parma, held by Lorenzo Micheli, Stefano Grondona, Giampaolo Bandini, Massimo Felici, Oscar Ghiglia, Thomas Müller-Pering, among others. He also attended separate masterclasses with Carlo Domeniconi, Judicael Perroy, Jorge Cardoso, Leo Brouwer, Carlo Marchione.
He has been awarded as first, second or third prize in more than 30 international competitions in Italy and abroad, among which: International Guitar Competition J.K. Mertz in Bratislava (Slovakia), Alirio Diaz International Guitar Competition in Rust (Austria), Enrico Mercatali International Guitar Competition in Gorizia (Italy), International Guitar Competition of Coria (Spain), Gargnano International Guitar Competition (Italy), Ruggero Chiesa International Guitar Competition in Camogli (Italy), London International Guitar Competition (UK).
Just during 2019 he has been awarded as first prize at Twents International Guitar Competition in Enschede (Netherlands), International Guitar Competition of Mottola (Italy) and at Seville International Guitar Competition (Spain). He’s been selected to participate as EuroStrings Artist to the the prestigious project EuroStrings European Guitar Festival Collaborative for the year 2020.
Since 2006 he has been invited to perform in several cultural events both as soloist and in ensemble. He held soloist recitals in Italy, Austria, Portugal, Slovakia, Hungary. He combines his performing career with his well-attended teaching profession in Rome. Carlo Curatolo plays a guitar made by Mirko Migliorini (Lecco, Italy).