Born in Gallico Marina, a Village on the strait of Messina, across from Mt. Etna, Mr. Pizzimenti studied in Reggio Calabria at the University while working in the family business (interior furnishings for butcher shops, bars and supermarkets.) He visited the U.S.A. and fell in love with the American Dream.
In 1974,he moved to Westchester County and married his wife Josephine. In 1975, he, started working at S.U.N.Y. in maintenance and worked his way up to management. Mr. Pizzimenti, then worked for Reader’s Digest while starting several businesses (building services related). Over the years, after leaving Reader’s Digest, which he considers his alma mater, he hired hundreds of employees in various businesses (from services, construction, international commerce and real estate.)
Nowadays, he handles only real estate while his son Joseph continues the Pizzimenti tradition of business owners and developers.
Enzo’s love of singing and opera began after he listened to Beniamino Gigli’s records as a child. At 50 years old, Enzo took his first voice lessons first from Franco Corelli and then from the great teacher Giovanni Consiglio who became like a father figure for Enzo.
Inspired by his teacher and after announcing? Opera legends like Licia Albanese, Lucine Amara, Renata Scotto, Francisco Casanova.
Enzo’s mission is to help a new generation of singers by establishing a Vocal Academy and supporting the real art of “Italian Style” singing. The key to singing is: pass Italian Language and breath control. The lack of one of these elements impairs the ?
Enzo always believed in helping and giving back by joining several organizations such as Rotary International, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Columbus Citizens Foundation, Italian Language Foundation (as a board member), Harrison Opera (President), Chair of the Board of Teatro Grattacelieo? (Chair of the Board), Founder of “Camerata Bardi Academy”with the purpose of creating a “New Renaissance” of the Italian Arts in the U.S.A. including promoting Italian Language and Italian singing.