Guitarist and Pedagogue, Edoardo Catemario, was born in Naples and started his music studies at the age of 5. He has been studying guitar with Salvatore Canino, Antimo Pedata, Jose Tomas and Maria Luisa Anido. Analisys and piano with Titina De Fazio and Oscar Roberto Casares. At the age of 11 gave his first solo recital.
Extremely versatile guitarist in possession of a great repertoire: from the romantic (played on original instruments) to the baroque, from the twentieth century to contemporary and avant-garde music.
He has won numerous first prizes in national and international competitions. He won, among other things, the first prize in the “Andres Segovia” competitions in Almuñecar (Granada) in 1991 and in Alexandria in 1992.
Catemario has performed in Vienna (Grosser Saal of the Wiener Musikverein), Berlin (Grosser Saal of the Philharmonie), Madrid (Auditorio Nacional and Teatro Real), London (Wigmore Hall and St John’s Smith Square), New York (Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall), Melbourne (Sidney Meir Bowl and Town Hall), St. Petersburg (Bolshoi Saal of the Philharmonia) and Moscow (Tchaikowsky Auditorium), Paris (Cité de la musique) Buenos Aires (Coliseo Theater) Hamburg (MusikHalle) Valencia (Auditorium of the Conservatory ) just to name a few. He has appeared in numerous television and radio broadcasts for the major European national TV channels TV2000, TVE2 (Spain), RTF3 (France), RAI1 and RAI3 (Italy).
He performed in world premiere compositions dedicated to him including: “El Kalasha de AValokitesvara” by Eduardo Morales Case, “Drei lieder” by Alexander Mullenbach, “Cuadernos de Danzas” by Mauricio Sotelo, “Memoirs of a mask” and “Alone” by Patrizio Marrone, “Carpe Diem” by Gerard Drozd, “Concierto de la buena Lluvia” by Juan Jose Barron, “Sinfonia Argentina” by Daniel Doura and “I racconti di Mamma Orca” by Roberto De Simone.
He has been a guest as a soloist of great orchestras: Berliner Philharmonie, Wiener Akademie, Orquesta Sinfonica de Andorra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sanremo Orchestra, Academia Byzantina, Orchestra della Tuscana, State Orchestra of Mexico, Italian Philharmonic Orchestra, Soloists of Fiesole with directors such as: Martin Haselboek, Oleg Caetani, Michael Helmrat, Inma Shara, Marzio Conti, Ottavio Dantone, Enrique Batiz, Nicola Paszkowski.
His record production includes works for: DECCA records, ARTS Music and Koch Schwann. His recordings have won numerous critics’ awards including: Five stars of “Musica” (Italy), Choice of the month of classical CD (Italy), Choice of the editor of Guitart (Italy), Joker of Crescendo (Belgium) among the others … In January 2004 his recording of Giuliani’s Concerto n1 was attached to the BBC Music Magazine.
Edoardo is also an appreciated teacher. He has held Master Classes in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, USA, United Kingdom, Australia and Austria, he has been professor of the “Sommer Akademie” of the Salzburg Mozarteum between 2001 and 2007 and guest artist of the Royal Academy of London where he is regularly invited. The Royal Academy of London awarded him the “Honorary Associate” in 2018. Edoardo Catemario also invented a teaching method for musical ear training for guitarists and pianists that bears his name (Metodo Catemario) and has seen the birth of the first “Catemario Academies” where his method is taught.
Catemario plays on instruments of high quality of great masters of the Spanish school: Garcia and Simplicio. He is also endorser of Walter Franchi (who invented the regenerative restoration) and of Paulino Bernabe. He uses RC Classics strings since 1992 of which he is proud collaborator and endorser.