Brazilian guitarist Felipe Garibaldi is an active performer, academic, and educator, having toured extensively through Brazil and the United States, presenting audiences with a varied and creative repertory, as well as mentoring students in their artistic pathways.
Felipe Garibaldi fosters innovation in the guitar repertory through premier performances and recordings, scholarly work, collaborations with composers, and through his own compositions. Some of his recent projects include the world premiere recording of Claudio Santoro’s works for guitar, as well as its premiere performance in the USA; an article featured on the Soundboard Magazine of the Guitar Foundation of America; a lecture at the annual GFA convention; and a number of radio broadcast premiere recordings of Brazilian guitar music for the São Paulo State Radio Station Cultura FM, in Brazil.
Felipe Garibaldi’s eclectic interests and skills have led him to thrive on the concert stage and in the recording studio, being awarded with the Premio Nascente by the University of São Paulo, performing the music of J. S. Bach, as well as working as a session musician and arranger on many recording projects for Sony Music.
Having worked with and being inspired by great masters of the classical guitar – such as Leo Brouwer, Julian Gray, Manuel Barrueco, Sérgio Assad, David Russell, Fábio Zanon, Eliot Fisk, Henrique Pinto, and Gilson Antunes – Felipe Garibaldi has been mentoring guitar students for over 20 years. Felipe is currently an affiliate artist of guitar at UMBC, a doctoral candidate and adjunct lecturer at the Peabody Conservatory, and an adjunct faculty of guitar at Frostburg State University.