Jack Cimo is a classical guitarist known for his powerful presence, beautiful tone, and exciting renditions. Having played the guitar since he was a toddler, his devotion to the instrument has directed the course of
He has worked with Grammy-award winning musicians such as William Kanengiser and Pepe Romero and has captivated audiences throughout the United States, Costa Rica and Ireland. He has been a finalist or prizewinner in various competitions, including winning USC's Presser Award. He was recently one of two Americans to be invited to the prestigious Joann Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition in Buffalo, NY and was a semi-finalist in that competition.
After graduating from USC’s Thornton School of Music, Jack focused on delighting communities through touring as a soloist, collaborating with other musicians, and recording.
Jack is passionate about exploring different styles and has a mastery of Spanish classics, romantic Italian music, and festive Central and South American pieces. His wide repertoire includes everything from Baroque and Renaissance music to avant-garde pieces and The Beatles. Jack Cimo and cellist Allegra Montanari formed Duo Sogno and recorded the virtuosic Bogdanovic Rainforest Canticles in 2015. In addition, collaborating with the Helios Guitar Quartet, he released J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 1), available on itunes.
When he’s not playing guitar, Jack can be found snowboarding, hiking, and devouring dark chocolate.