The Italian Pianist in California
As a soloist and chamber musician, Jacopo has performed recitals at major festival and venues throughout the United States and Europe. Born in Italy to a family of pianists, Jacopo studied in Weimar at the Liszt Hochschule, earned his first Master`s Degree cum laude in Piano performance in 2009 under the guidance of Virginio Pavarana, a Master`s in Sound Design with Mauro Graziani at the Conservatory of Verona in 2012, obtained a Diploma at the International Piano Academy of Imola Incontri col Maestro with Leonid Margarius in 2014. He completed his studies as a graduate in Piano Performance at the University of Southern California (2016) with Professor Kevin Fitz-Gerald. Known for his multi-talented skills, including photography, video making, and all things digital, he contributes these skills to the festivals he participates in, especially the iPalpiti Festival in Los Angeles and Pianofest in the Hamptons. Jacopo is a winner of 14 international competitions including the International Piano Competition San Dona` di Piave, Premio Crescendo in Florence, International Liszt Competition in Los Angeles, and the Beverly Hills National Auditions. He has taught at the Conservatory of Verona E.F. Dall Abaco (2012 – 2014), worked as a collaborative pianist at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels (2010), and has been invited to serve on competition juries and to give presentations and concerts throughout California. After attending the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara for a number of seasons, Jacopo found himself embraced by this loving community and makes Santa Barbara his home, surfing at sunrise before heading to his piano. Verona is still his home as he continues his international career. His most recent musical engagements take him every summer to iPalpiti festival in Los Angeles, Pianofest in the Hamptons and at the Maui Chamber Music Festival in Hawaii.
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“Giacopuzzi`s blend magnificently”
— L`Arena – Verona —