Critically noted as “one of the most complete performers of the new generation”, NYC-based guitarist Giacomo Baldelli is focused on exploring works of the 20th century, but also on developing a new 21st century repertoire for guitar. Most recently, he has been interested in expanding the contemporary repertoire for electric guitar.
He is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician, and has performed throughout Europe (Italy, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Poland), as well as the United States. He is a currently a member of the (h)artDrive Duo (with guitarist Nadav Lev), Key-String Duo (with pianist Laura Barger), Kyrinx Duo (with flutist Kaoru Hinata), and has worked extensively with respected musicians Giovanni Mareggini, flute (Italy) and Elitza Demirova, violin (Bulgaria).
From 2006 to 2013 he was a member of Icarus Ensemble, with whom he appeared frequently as a soloist. During that period they were featured in renowned festivals such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (Hudderfield, England), Biennale Musica (Venice, Italy), REC/APERTO (Reggio Emilia, Italy), Sincronie (Milan, Italy), and Gaida Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania).
NIDRA, his recent work for electric guitar and video (co-produced with Italian videomakers OOOPStudio”), was noted by The New York Times as “a tour de force for electric guitar and video”.
Mr. Baldelli earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees (summa cum laude) at Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “A. Peri” in Reggio Emilia (Italy) where he studied with Claudio Piastra. He also completed additional studies with Vladimir Mikulka and Carlos Bonell.
His critically-acclaimed debut CD “Chitarra Italiana del XXI° Secolo” (Bottega Discantica- 2010) includes the first Italian Recording of the masterpiece for electric guitar “Trash TV Trance” by Fausto Romitelli.