Peter Clemente was the first prize winner in both the Guitar Foundation of America's International Solo Competition in 1986 and the Ovation Classical Guitar Competition in 1981. He also won second prize in the International Guitar Competition of Puerto Rico in 1985, and was chosen by Segovia as a finalist in the Segovia Fellowship Competition in 1984. Mr. Clemente has performed solo and chamber music throughout New England and has completed successful concert tours in California and in the southwestern United States. He has been featured live in concert/interview radio broadcasts on WGBH, Boston and KPFK, Los Angeles, and in 1990 made his New York debut at Weil Hall with soprano Katherine Emory. Mr. Clemente has been a welcome guest soloist with many performing groups including the Central Massachusetts Symphony, Symphony Pro Musica and the Meliora String Quartet.
Mr. Clemente has been featured on numerous CD recordings including the The Winner's Circle (1994) produced by the Guitar Foundation of America and Serenade (2001). More recent recording collaborations have been with guitarist Mark Small (Fast Falls the Eventide produced by Shadow Mountain Records, 2005), saxophonist Grace Kelly (Grace, 2010), and flutist, Jill Dreeben (Monhegan Suite and Other Musical Journeys, 2012).
A native of Massachusetts, Clemente studied the guitar as an undergraduate with Richard Provost at the Hartt School where he holds the distinction of being the only guitarist to receive the prestigious Applied Music Award for outstanding musical performance. Subsequent musical training was at New England Conservatory (MM) and again at the Hartt School where he received his DMA degree in 2012. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.
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