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Paolo Aragona

Paolo achieved his Diploma di Strumento (for guitar) at the Conservatorio of Palermo in 1989 under the guidance of Maestro Salvo Pirello.
He has frequently participated in European and Italian music courses with renowned teachers such as A. Carlevaro, A. Diaz, B. Benitez, A. Minella and J. Tomas.

In addition Paolo has competed successfully in various musical competitions. In particular he has achieved 3rd prize at the fifth Concorso G.B Pergolesi di Napoli, 3rd prize at the second Concorso Nazionale di Esecuzione Musicale Città di Barletta, 2nd prize at the fourteenth Concorso Nazionale di Musica “A.M.A. Calabria” and the 3rd prize at the eighth Concorso Nazionale “Vanna Spadafora”, where no award was made for first and second prize.

Paolo is a regular performer as a soloist and within Chamber ensembles.
He has played classical guitar in teathrical performances enacted in Italy and in other countries (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 1996).
Invited by the Italian Cultural Institute of Edinburgh Paolo has played in a number of concerts as a soloist during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 1997 and 2000, enjoying success with the critics and the audience.
He teaches Classical guitar to the pupils of a State secondary school in Messina.

“Paolo Aragona ….. has performed with refined skill compositions of great musical interest, pieces communicating intense emotions.” Gazzetta del Sud

“The consistency of the tone and liquid sound which Paolo Aragona conjured from his classical guitar was used to captivating effect in a programme …..”
A selection of Villa-Lobos preludes and studies were memorable for the variety of tempo and texture which Aragona employed, and the evocative Le Decameron Noir, by Brouwer showed the performer’s technical assurance in every department of guitar playing,…..” The Scotsman