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. Mr. Ghezzi can be heard on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and YouTube Music his videos can be seen on YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and Twitter. His latest recording, Still Life: Baroque Music for Guitar, is available on all major streaming services.
Currently Ghezzi is working on a project to transcribe a number of Fantasias by Georg Philipp Telemann originally composed for viola da gamba. A sample of this work can be heard here: Vivace from Fantasia No. 3 originally for viola da gamba.
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. In 2013 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 "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.
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, and Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. Mr. Ghezzi lives in West Lebanon, New Hampshire. Currently, he is giving private guitar instruction at all levels remotely from his home.
William Ghezzi performs on a Bruno Boutin guitar.