“Classical pieces like Milano’s “Ricercare IV” are included on this instrumental guitar disc [Genteel], as are great finger style covers of Beatles classics “In My Life” and “Yesterday.” No matter the time period, every piece is executed beautifully, with just enough embellishment to showcase the great melodies...It’s perfect background for a quiet Sunday or at the end of a workday, with a glass of rosé in hand. Recommended.”
“As a member of the guitar faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory, I wish I could learn how to teach to others what comes so naturally to Giacomo Fiore. The warmth of his personality, his quick and sensitive intelligence, his humor and charisma – somehow Giacomo is able to communicate all of these qualities through his musical performances.”
““Giacomo Fiore is an imaginative and accomplished guitar player who is comfortable in a wide variety of styles. His music making has both flair and depth.”
“I had never heard of Giacomo Fiore until his CD arrived in the mail one day. After listening to just a few tracks, I knew I was hearing something special. Now, after multiple playings, I’m convinced that Fiore is at the beginning of a great career recording instrumental acoustic guitar music. Tones from an Open Heart swings from rambunctious and joyous to reflective and quiet with uncommon grace and ease, always displaying the artist’s abundance of talent and technique.”
“I'll be playing this CD for a long time. Fiore composes and plays with a charming lyricism...this is a very enjoyable effort -- one I recommend for all fingerstyle enthusiasts.”
"The combination of a steel-string guitar and a classical guitar shows that Fiore knows to excel in both areas and dares to explore a wide range of possibilities in guitar music."
“His solo contribution is without a doubt and easily the strongest of the evening...sensual are his melodies, beauty over virtuosity, and that's certainly the strongest point of this young guitarist who's just on his way, certainly not at the end of his musical journey.”