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Guitarist William Ghezzi has performed extensively with orchestras, chamber ensembles, choruses, dance companies, in theater and opera, and for films, radio and television. He has appeared with the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, the Harry Partch Ensemble, the Philadelphia Guitar Ensemble, and in many other chamber music settings. He currently performs as part of the Baxter/Ghezzi Flute and Guitar Duo and the Chamber Music Society at Wistariahurst. His latest CD "Variations" is now available at Amazon.com..
He has commissioned numerous solo and chamber music compositions for himself, the Newman/Ghezzi Guitar Duo, the Baxter/Ghezzi Flute & Guitar Duo and the Philadelphia Guitar Ensemble including works by Robert Maggio, Laurie MacGregor, Kile Smith, Robert Capanna, and Jan Krzywicki. Recently he premiered "The Great Valley No.7", for solo guitar, part of a series of pieces composed by Paul A. Epstein, inspired by the paintings "La Grande Vallée" by the abstract expressionist painter Joan Mitchell, and dedicated to the memory of Mr. Ghezzi's teacher, Peter Segal.
Ghezzi's arrangement of "Morceau de Concours" for flute and guitar by Gabriel Fauré was selected as a finalist in the Newly Published Music Competition of the National Flute Association and is published by Trillenium Music Company. His other publications include "Six Duos for Flute & Guitar" by Ferdinando Carulli, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" for voice, flute and guitar by J.S. Bach, "Guitarbooks I and II: Early Repertoire for Classical Guitar", "Four Chanson: for High Voice and Guitar" by Gabriel Fauré and "Suite no.6" by J.S. Bach originally for cello.
Mr. Ghezzi holds a music degree from Temple University, College of Music where he studied with Peter Segal and Anna Kotsaranko. He has studied privately with Phillip de Fremery, Eliot Fisk and Vladimir Mikulka. He has been on the music faculties of Temple University, Chestnut Hill College, Settlement Music School in Philadelphia and the Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon New Hampshire. In 1990 Mr. Ghezzi received a Master of Science degree from Drexel University College of Information Studies. Currently he is Digital Production and Metadata Librarian at Dartmouth College library. Mr. Ghezzi lives in Hanover, New Hampshire where he gives private instruction in his home. He is past president of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society.
William Ghezzi performs on a Dominique Delarue guitar.