Carlo Domeniconi (born in Cesena on February 20, 1947)> is an Italian guitarist and composer.
Although his compositions include a wide variety of genres in various instrumentations, he is best known for his solo guitar works, especially the Koyunbaba suite. Domeniconi's style is characterized by the adoption of several cultural influences. His works explore and borrow a wide variety of national traditions, including Turkish, Indian and Brazilian.
Carlo Domeniconi received his first guitar lessons in 1960 from Carmen Lenzi Mozzani, granddaughter of guitarist and luthier Luigi Mozzani. After rapid progress, he won the first prize at the Ancona International Guitar Festival in 1960 and 1962. After graduating from the Rossini Conservatory of Pesaro, Domeniconi left Italy for West Berlin, where he studied composition at the Berlin Conservatory with Heinz Friedrich Hartig (de) . After graduating in 1969, Domeniconi took a teaching position in Berlin, which he held until 1992. As early as the 1960s, Carlo Domeniconi became interested in traditional Turkish music, which he studied on the spot. 1977-1980>, establishing the first classical guitar class at the State Conservatory of Istanbul University, and through shorter trips>.
The catalog of Carlo Domeniconi's published works includes more than 150 titles . Most of his works are for guitar solo or for a set including one or more guitars. One of the defining characteristics of Domeniconi's music is his exploration of different national styles, including Turkish (Koyunbaba, Variations on an Anatolian folk song, Sonatine turca, Oyun), Indian (Gita, Dhvani), from America South (Suite Sud Americana, Vidala, Sonido) and many others>.