Giulio Regondi (1822 in either Geneva or Lyon – May 6, 1872 in London) was an Italian classical guitarist, concertinist and composer.
Regondi was a child prodigy. Fernando Sor dedicated his Souvenir d'amitié, op. 46 to Regondi in 1831, when the boy was just nine.
There is a reference to his appearing in London in 1831, presented as a child prodigy of the guitar. Most of Regondi's music was written for the English system concertina however, at which he was a virtuoso, though his guitar music is probably better known. His works for solo guitar comprise a set of etudes and five larger works.
Dr James Westbrook writes: Just an observation about the opening sentence (above): If he was thought to be born in either Geneva (Switzerland) or Lyon (France), his date of birth given here must be taken with caution, also how can he be an 'Italian classical guitarist'?Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
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