“I had the occasion to meet and listen to Giuseppe Buscemi at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale of Imola. He is a musician that possesses professional and human rare qualities. I have been astonished by his musical depth and his refined phrasing heard through his instrument. We find ourselves in front of a talent of high prestige that has everything that a musician needs to go through the difficult life of a concert artist.”
Director of the International Piano Academy of Imola (Italy)
“[...] The Italian guitarist Giuseppe Buscemi performed intricate, shape-shifting works by Villa-Lobos and Roland Dyens. Both were very well handled by Buscemi, with compelling performances of these urgent compositions displaying his virtuosic technique.”
SoundWordSight Arts Magazine, about the concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, May 8th 2018
Giuseppe Buscemi was born on December 4th, 1992. He has studied with Giovanni Puddu and graduated with Summa cum Laude and Honorific Mention both at “A. Corelli” Conservatory of Messina (Bachelor degree) and at Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “V. Bellini” of Caltanissetta (Master degree).
He also attended a chamber music master at the International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” of Imola and graduated with honors, studying with Nazzareno Carusi.
On March 2019 Giuseppe has passed the audition for the Doctorate of Musical Arts at Manhattan School of Music in New York in the studio of David Starobin.
During the years he has also attended many masterclasses with guitarists such as Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli, Angelo Gilardino, Oscar Ghiglia, Marcin Dylla, Paolo Pegoraro, Fréderic Zigante and Dusan Bogdanovic.
He has recently recorded his first solo album, entitled “Come, heavy Sleep” and published on March 2018 by DotGuitar. The CD is entirely focused on some of the 20th century masterpieces composed by Frank Martin, Benjamin Britten, Manuel De Falla and Joan Manén. The album received the praise of the critics, was presented through Italian and Uruguayan national radios (such as Radio Vaticana, RAI Radio 3, Emisora del Sur) and was reviewed by many guitar magazines (Guitare Classique Magazine, Gitarre & Laute, SeiCorde).
Giuseppe Buscemi has been invited by renowned concert associations to perform in notable theaters such as the “V. Bellini” in Catania, the “L. Pirandello” in Agrigento, the “G. Garibaldi” in Enna and the “D. Alighieri” in Ravenna.
By winning the “IBLA Grand Prize” International Competition, he has performed a concert tour through the USA and played at Carnegie Hall in New York.
He has won many international competitions, not only as soloist but also playing in chamber music groups along with the pianist Gianni Bicchierini and the flutist Leonardo Augello.
To name some of the most recent international competitions: “Benedetto Albanese” International Competition 18th edition, “IncontrArti Music Award” International Competition 2nd edition, “Giuseppe Raciti” International Competition 4th edition, “Placido Mandanici” International Competition 15th edition, A.M.A. Calabria International Competition 35th edition, “Eliodoro Sollima” International Competition 7th edition, MusicalMuseo International Competition 7th edition, “G. Campochiaro” International Competition 26th edition, “Anemos” International Competition 25th edition.
He has been teaching from 2013 in Italian middle schools and he plays a crafted guitar by the luthier Guido Di Lernia.