BIOGRAPHY

 

Osvaldo  Parisi was born  in Paraná , Argentina . At the “Instituto Superior de Música de la Universidad del Litoral” in Santa Fe ( Argentina ) he received  the diploma Profesor Superior de Guitarra” in the master class with Jorge Martinez Zárate.

  In a lot of competitions he won  first prizes and got an award from “Coupe Internatonale de la Guitare” in Paris . For three years he taught   guitar at the province-conservatory  in Rio Gallegos( Argentina ).

  He completed his studies of the lute with the solist´s diplomas  for  guitar and lute with Professor Eike Funck at the “ Musikhochschule Hamburg ”gaining the highest qualifications.

  On his three instruments guitar, lute , vihuela he performed numerous solo concerts and chamber music in Argentina , Brazil , Germany , Austria , Poland , Holland , Spain , Italy , France , Switzerland , Norway , Turkey , the USA and Canada . He performed in world-famous  concert halls like the  Concertgebouw in Amsterdam ,  the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires ,  the Alte Oper Frankfurt or the Salle Gaveau  in Paris .

  Osvaldo Parisi  is in charge of the guitar classes at the Musikinstitut in Erlangen and runs courses for guitar and old music. In 1984 the city of Erlangen awarded him the “Kulturförderpreis für  Musik” . In the series  “Musica Antiqua”  he performed with  musical instruments of the Germanische Nationalmuseum Nürnberg.

  Together with the baritone Reinhold Wiedenmann  he dedicated himself to the research and performance of  music adaptations of numerous medieaval epic poems of the minnesingers like “Titurel” by  Wolfram von Eschenbach (about 1170-1220). This work was published by the two artists for the first time as  CD.

  In 1993  Osvaldo Parisi and the ud- vrituoso Metin Demirel ( the ud is the oriental lute) founded  the OUD-DUO.  Their  repertory  comprises  solo pieces for the  “western lute” as well as for the “oriental lute”   which was the origin of the lute centuries ago. Both play  duo compositions after motives  and elements of the European Old Music and in the performance style of  the middle east..

  In 1998 Parisi  recorded the CD “El Siglo de Oro” with original compositions for vihuela  and Renaissance lute.