Played instruments: Acoustic Guitar
Spoken languages: Italian, English
Great passion and experience, solid musical education, both theoretical and practical, free spirit, eclecticism and versatility, make Paolo Capizzi’s music something unique in the panorama of acoustic guitar and fingerstyle.
Composer, expert arranger for guitar, he plays solo and within different musical projects, also boasting an excellent ability and teaching experience
He has won various prizes and awards for artistic activity:
3rd prize in the annual national competition for emerging guitarists “New Sound of Acoustic Music” in the context of the 9th Sarzana International Meeting (2006);
Targa Award for Instrumental Music at the Isabella d’Este Prize (Cavriana – MN – 2011);
Best Video of the Year in the Competition of the magazine AXE (2012);
“A regular guest at the San Benedetto Po Guitar Festival, where he has played and held educational workshops, in all four of his editions (2008-2011)”.
From 2008 to 2015 he collaborated with Centro StudiFingerstyle, as a lecturer for Sicily, taking courses in Catania, Palermo and Ravanusa (AG) and seminars at the AGIM in Sarzana (SP).
“NonSolo” (2010), a solo project, with blues and folk influences, which also makes use of the collaboration of various musicians;
“Atlantis” (2011), in a duo with the electric guitarist FabrizioLicciardello;
“Journey to Sicily” (2018), dedicated to the Sicilian musical tradition; songs and ancient dances arranged for fingerstyle guitar and with the inclusion of traditional instruments (mandolin, tambourine, friscalettu, “chitarra battente”, marranzano)
“Manuale di chitarraceltica” (2015, edition Fingerpicking.net), a work in which they converge their passion for Irish and Scottish music and its long didactic experience.
“Journey to Sicily” (2018, Fingerpicking.net ed.), with scores and tablature of the homonymous CD tracks and a series of exercises and teaching directions.