What they're saying...In Performance

"De Chiaro is a splendid young guitarist, and his concert was a model of its kind...This was a performance of rapt intensity...sensitively played."  The New York Times

"A solid-gold recital combining intellect and emotion...a first rate musician qualified to join the thin ranks of the Segovias and the Breams in boosting the guitar into its place in the sun."  New Jersey Record,  Hackensack

"An accomplished performer in a delightful program...fluidity of execution even in the most difficult passages, and an impressive sense of timing and dynamics."  Journal News, Stuffern, New York

"An excellent guitarist worth making an effort to hear anytime." 
New Jersey Music and Arts Magazine

"A first-rate recital by an accomplished artist...poised, patient, absorbing player."  The
New York Times

"De Chiaro's performance showed the talent and sensitivity that has brought him acclaim in major concert halls in the United States...A magnificent performance."  Vanguardia, Saltillo, Mexico

"Musicianship abounded in De Chiaro's 90 minute program, enhanced by his relaxed oral program notes between selections. In performing, the recitalist knew how to balance an introspective approach with an outgoing one so as to protect an expansive artistic personality...a knack for communicating - for compelling the ear to be led in sometimes surprising directions - was clear."  The Indianapolis Star, Indiana

"The pieces moved the audience to sighs of disbelief...De Chiaro goes beyond the scope of what one normally expects from a guitar, moving from gentle sounds similar to those produced by a harp to the high pitched sounds of a piano's treble clef." The Star Herald, Kosciusko, Mississippi

"Guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro gives an excellent performance...A beautiful evening with a gentle man of deep feeling and generosity..."  Laredo Morning Times, Laredo, Texas

"The technically challenging sonata by Diabelli demonstrated his command of the full dynamic range of the guitar.  He coaxed an especially sweet tone from his instrument during the second movement, which highlighted his lyrical phrasing...The audience gave him a resounding standing ovation."  Post and Courier, South Carolina

"Taste, stylishness, technical finesse." The New York Times