My life at USC Thornton School of Music!

My name is Jacopo Giacopuzzi, a student of USC Thornton School of Music. I am originally from Italy and have recently moved to California to pursue my fascination in studying music particularly in playing piano by earning my Master’s degree …

Shame on me that I have not updated my blog more regularly.  While I will try to write dedicated posts, I will also list the main topics for future posts. In the meantime, many things have happened here in California. …

Kapustin Concerto n.2

I have always considered Kapustin an avant-garde composer for his perfect blend of classical form and textured jazz.  It was only a few months ago that I considered the idea of studying one of his piano concerti. I was sure …

Zen life of a Pianist

Besides all the technical problems that a musician has to deal with, the main obstacle to overcome during a performance is the fear of failing in front of an audience. In particular, pianists have to deal with memorization, as nowadays …