Beppe Cantarelli is a native of Busseto, in the county of Parma, Italy. Birthplace of composer GIUSEPPE VERDI, this region is known for its rich musical heritage. It has given the world some of the most hauntingly beautiful melodies, and provided inspiration for the young Cantarelli, who is now an American citizen & resides in Los Angeles.
Beppe came to America in 1982 when Quincy Jones asked him to participate in his U.S. Tour as lead guitarist. He has established a successful career as a contemporary composer, arranger and producer with many "secular" hit songs and film scores to his credit. He has worked with prominent recording industry artists such as Aretha Franklin, for whom he composed the number one hit song, "Another Night," Mariah Carey, for whom he composed the worldwide smash hit song, "I Still Believe," Bonnie Tyler ("Before This Night Is Through"), Joe Cocker ("Tell Me There's A Way"), Leata Galloway ("With Every Beat Of My Heart"), Laura Branigan ("Lonely Nights"), Tony Renis, just to name a few. He has composed, arranged and produced 4 albums/LPs for legendary Italian singer Mina, 4 albums/LPs for world-reknowned Italian rock group Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, and singles and albums for many other major European and Italian Artists such as Amii Stewart, Anna Oxa, Fiorella Mannoia, Loredana Bertè, Ornella Vanoni, Marcella, Franco Simone, Caterina Valente, Toto Cutugno, Renato Zero, Orietta Berti, Marisa Sacchetto, Drupi and Mario Lavezzi.