Antonio Calogero, born in 1961, hails from Messina Italy and took his diploma in classical guitar from Rome‘s Santa Cecilia Conservatory. His dedication to composition and the study of contemporary guitar techniques has enabled him to develop a style which is a composite of various cultural matrices ranging from modern jazz to folk and the music of the Mediterranean area. The alternation of the different techniques and tonal possibilities afforded by the classical and steel string guitar plus the unusual harmonic effects obtained by the use of particular tunings combine to create a species of musical kaleidoscope which is both rigorous and inspirational.
He has performed extensively in towns across Europe and America and has collaborated with musicians like Alex de Grassi, Mike Marshall, Peppino d’Agostino and Peter Finger.
"…When listeners open up to Calogero's musical moods, they will be guaranteed a pleasure they won't soon forget.“ (G. Jelonnek, Kölnische Rundschau, 22.8.96)
"Antonio plays with clarity and passion – the subtile intricacy of his music will make you want to listen again." (Alex de Grassi)