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Carlo Fierens - Guitar Concert

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224 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong

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Carlo Fierens was born in Finale Ligure, Italy. He started studying guitar with his father Guillermo, an internationally celebrated guitarist. He later obtained a Diploma at the Conservatory for Music in Alessandria with full marks and his Master degree in Guitar at the Trento Conservatory, again with full marks and honours. He began his performing career at an early age and started to participate in both national and international competitions, obtaining more than ten first prizes. His awards include the first prize at the International Guitar Competition “Alirio Diaz” in Rome, first prize at the international competition “Italian Festival”, first prize at the “Matinee Musicale” competition, Indianapolis.

In 2013, he won the “Italian National Prize for the Arts”, a prize awarded by the Ministry of Education to the best music student of the year, among all conservatories and schools of music.

He has performed in prestigious venues around the world and has taken part in many guitar festivals in Europe where he had the possibility to attend masterclasses and lessons by famous guitarists such as Roberto Aussel, Pablo Marquez, Eliot Fisk, Paul Galbraith and others.

He was featured on TV and Radio: RAI National Italian TV, Radio Nacional Argentina, National Polish Radio, National Public Radio of Armenia.

He graduated from the University of Cremona (BA and MA degrees in musicology) with full marks and “summa cum laude”. As a musicologist he was invited to give lectures for the “Rossini” musical association in Savona and wrote several articles and essays mainly on guitar music and contemporary composers.

In 2010 he won a scholarship to study at the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel (Switzerland) where he completed a research on contemporary guitar repertoire, while in 2011 he studied at the University of Denver – Lamont School of Music with Ricardo Iznaola and Jonathan Leathwood, with a full-ride scholarship. He was Performing Assistant at the Bowdoin International Music Festival (ME).

He is currently pursuing his doctorate with Ernesto Bitetti at the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University), where he also serves as Associate Instructor.


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