Meet Carl Baldassarre

The Story Of Baldassarre

Composer, musician and world-traveling musicologist, Carl Baldassarre, is following his lifelong musical passion by carving a unique path on the music scene. Friends describe Carl as a modern-day Renaissance Man because of his many talents.  Whether it is music or business, Carl has spent his entire career bringing notes and people together with harmonious effect.

Known as a gifted guitarist and band leader, Carl has more than 40 years’ experience as a professional musician and recording artist.  His progressive rock bank, Syzygy, which charted in Germany and built a solid base in the U.S., has received critical acclaim and professional praise for 30 years. Carl’s new band, eponymously named BALDASSARRE, can be heard on his upcoming release, Collinwood Yards. The album is an amalgam of classical music and rock music. The 14-track musical journey of real-life, emotional stories ranging from tragedy to triumph was recorded at both Abbey Road Studios (London) and Sweetwater Studios in the U.S.

Considered a polystylist, Carl is a composer-songwriter comfortable in any genre or medium.  He has received recognition for many of his works including Flamenco, Celtic ballads, progressive rock and classical music. As a musicologist, Carl is a well-studied, well-traveled historian and aesthete which enables him to bring great meaning and context to not only his work, but also to his analysis of other great works of art, music and life in general. His immersive approach has few limits, whether it’s jumping velvet rope lines to play Beethoven’s or Mahler’s piano or standing on the conductor’s podium of the great music halls of Europe or even sneaking a quick repose on the birth bed of someone he’s studying, Carl leaves no stone unturned when it comes to research.

Buoyed by his unrelenting enthusiasm and armed with decades of incredible experience and repertoire, Carl is scaling the ladder of an international brand encompassing his music and inspirational story.   Most importantly, Carl wants his journey and brand to encourage others to find their own personal passion and path.

You can discover Carl by visiting; @carlbaldassarre (IG); and be sure to experience BALDASSARRE live during his North American Tour in early 2022.

Music & Business Testimonials

  • Carl is a smart, thoughtful and patient business partner. My years working with Carl have made me both a better businessman and, more importantly, a better person.
    David Schnadig
    Cortec Group/leading private equity firm in the U.S.
  • Carl was a perfect mentor and guide. He really did care about the success of all who were involved.
    Jeff Talley
    retired CEO of Liberty Safe, Inc.
  • Carl Baldassarre has proved to be the ideal board member for our company: prepared, polished, inquisitive, supportive, creative, firm in his beliefs and yet open-minded.
    Stan Burson
    retired CEO of FFR Merchandising, Inc
  • Carl's work is as expansive as it is intricate. I am lucky enough to closely observe and learn from his process. Carl is unrelenting in his pursuit of mastery in detail.
    Gene Knific
    Award winning composer, arranger and jazz pianist
  • The range of Carl’s composing and songwriting is both eclectic and truly unique. Being part of his ‘next idea’ is something I always look forward to!
    John Hinchey
    Award winning arranger/orchestrator and horn player
  • Carl is one of the most creative artists I’ve had the privilege of working with in my career. As a musician, as a composer, and as a person, Carl’s a delight.
    Dave Martin
    Award winning bassist, engineer, producer, and Member of the Western Swing Hall of Fame
  • Carl is a wonderfully diverse artist and composer. His deep knowledge shows through in his compositions and performances
    Don Carr
    Guitarist The Oak Ridge Boys, Lou Rawls, James Brown, Merle Haggard and Tim McGraw
  • Carl’s insatiable thirst for knowledge of music has him constantly growing as a composer and player without fear of stretching boundaries or limits.
    Phil Naish
    Grammy and Dove Award winning producer, arranger, songwriter and keyboard player
  • Carl has challenged us with so many different styles of music and has brought his brilliance in classical music to my record “Invisible” by composing the Prelude.
    Nick D'Virgilio
    Drummer, vocalist and songwriter Tears for Fears, Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Spock’s Beard and Big Big Train
  • Carl is a real visionary with a rare set of diverse skills and perspectives. He’s been a continuous and invaluable advisor and counselor to me and our firm over the years.
    Terry Mullen
    Arsenal Capital Partners/leading private equity firm in the U.S.
  • Carl’s distinctive music reflect his love of a creative process informed by a unique, eclectic background -- it’s always a fascinating adventure . . .
    Rick Wentworth
    BAFTA nominated film and TV composer, conductor, orchestrator and arranger
  • Carl is one of the most versatile composers I’ve had the pleasure to work with. His affection for all genres of music is palpable and his passion exudes through his compositions.
    Walfredo Reyes, Jr.
    World renown drummer/percussionist: current member of Chicago
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