Claudio Quartarone is considered one of the greatest Italian guitarists of his generation, musically versatile but closely linked to the classical tradition of which he has extended the boundaries. He began studying classical guitar at the age of eight, an instrument through which he immediately became known for his great talent. At a very young age he performed regularly on solo guitar, winning numerous musical contests, so much so that he was considered an enfant prodige in the classical guitar scene. In 2007 he won, through the foundation Siena Jazz, a scholarship to represent Italy at the international conference I.A.S.J. in Latvia, a prize established in 1989 by Dave Liebman. During the Sienese experience he was noticed by the trumpeter Enrico Rava who decides to involve him in his band Special Edition, with which he will perform in several Jazz Festivals in Italy. Rava himself praises his talent by declaring to Corriere della Sera: A truly incredible guitarist, I think I've never heard one like this in Italy, his name is Quartarone, he's from Catania, like Francesco Cafiso, that area is giving monstrous musicians. He has collaborated with some of the greatest exponents of Italian jazz, as well as having an intense activity as a composer. He has recorded records for Rai and has worked as a record producer, imposing himself on the Italian music scene as a reference point for guitar as well as the Jazz.