Guitar Brisbane presents Gian Marco Ciampa & Campbell Diamond; two multi-international award-winning guitarists. Gian Marco Ciampa returns to Australia from Italy for his national tour as Winner of the 2018 Melbourne International Guitar Competition. Cologne based guitarist, Campbell Diamond, performs works by Tarrega, Telemann, Dyens, Paganini and more.
First half - Gian Marco Ciampa
Second half - Campbell Diamond
This concert is part of the 2019 Brisbane International Guitar Festival which includes three varied guitar concerts with six fantastic artists from Friday 27 - Sunday 29 September.
About Gian Marco Ciampa
Gian Marco Ciampa was born in Rome in 1990. After studying with high-calibre teachers such as Bruno Battisti d’Amario, Fabrizio Verile, Fernando Lepri and Celestino Dionisi, he graduated with top marks, distinction and Special Mention with M° Arturo Tallini from “Santa Cecilia” Conservatoire in Rome.
Since he was a child he has participated in and won several music competitions both in Italy and abroad ("Melbourne International Guitar Competition" [Australia], "Omis International Guitar Competition" [Croazia], International Competition "Alirio Diaz",”International Competition “Ferdinando Carulli”, International Competition “Giulio Rospigliosi”), receiving in recent years also prestigious awards: among others, the first prize at the European Classical Guitar Competition "Enrico Mercatali" (Gorizia, Italy) in 2013 and at the International Competition “Niccolò Paganini” (Parma, Italy) in 2012.
In 2016, Gian Marco gave over 40 concerts on a world tour across Australia, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Croatia and Italy. The 10-part Australian tour included concerts and masterclasses in prestigious venues as the Glebe Sydney Festival, the Melbourne Conservatorium, Knox Hall of Gosford and Brisbane International Guitar Festival.
In May 2015 he left for China with #CiampaBeijingTour that saw him perform with great success in concert and hold masterclasses at the "Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing," the prestigious "Academy of Opera" of Peking University and the beautiful Auditorium of 'Italian Cultural Institute of the Italian Embassy. During the summer of 2014 he won a scholarship to attend the prestigious "New York Mannes College" and is engaged in a series of concerts in the USA that led him to perform even for the famous NEW YORK CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY at the Manhattan Theatre in New York. In the same year he won third prize in the prestigious "International Competition Michele Pittaluga" and the Scientific Committee of the same competition awarded him the prestigious "Golden Guitar" as best young talent.
Over the past few years Gian Marco has also been teaching both classical and electric guitar in several music schools in Rome such as the Civica Scuola delle Arti, the Cantiere della Musica, the Accademia Romana di Musica, the International Music Institute.
“A true wunderkind with a strong musical personality, he is stepping into the limelight of the International music stage.” - II Tempo
About Campbell Diamond
Campbell is an internationally award winning classical guitarist currently studying in Cologne at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz with Hubert Käppel. In 2015 he studied at the Koblenz International Guitar Academy, and prior he studied as a student of Timothy Kain and Minh Le Hoang at the ANU School of Music in Canberra, Australia. He began studying the classical guitar at the late age of 17, and now 8 years later, he is developing a reputation as one of the leading guitarists of the younger generation.
Campbell has greatly benefited from significant study periods at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena with Oscar Ghiglia, with Carlo Marchione and with Harald Schoneweg (Cherubini Quartett). He has had the privilege of participating in numerous masterclasses with musicians and scholars such as David Russell, Roberto Aussel, Zoran Dukic, Marcin Dylla, Denis Azabagic, Aniello Desiderio, Franz Halasz, Ricardo Gallén, Judicaël Perroy, Thomas Müller-Pering, Pavel Steidl, Roland Dyens.
He has given concerts all around Australia and in Japan, Korea, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, India, Italy, Portugal, France, China, Austria, Serbia, Romania and Greece as a soloist and a chamber musician. He has appeared on ABC Classic FM, ABC Radio National, Radio Uruguay, Fine Music FM and ArtSound radio performing as a soloist and also as part of the Canberra Guitar Quartet, alongside Andrey Lebedev, Callum Henshaw and Andrew Blanch.
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