• Born year: 1792
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1853-01-16
Matteo Carcassi

Matteo Carcassi (Florence, 1792 – Paris, 16 January 1853) was a famous Italian guitarist and composer.Carcassi began with the piano, but learned guitar when still a child. He quickly gained a reputation as a virtuoso concert guitarist.He moved to Germany in 1810, gaining almost immediate success. In 1815, he was living in Paris, earning his living as a teacher of both the piano and the guitar. On a concert tour in Germany in 1819, he met his friend Antoine Meissonnier for the first time.

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