The Italian Pianist in California
As a soloist and chamber musician, Jacopo has performed recitals at major festivals and venues throughout the United States and Europe. Jacopo is a winner of 14 international competitions including the International Piano Competition San Dona` di Piave, Ibiza International Piano Competition, International Liszt Competition in Los Angeles, and the Beverly Hills National Auditions. He has performed under the direction of world renowned conductors such as Dian Tchobanov, Robert Wills, and others. He has taught at the Conservatory of Verona E.F.Dall’Abaco, worked as a collaborative pianist at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels, and has been invited to serve on competition juries and to give presentations, masterclasses and concerts throughout the US. 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 under the guidance of Virginio Pavarana, a Master`s in Sound Design with Mauro Graziani at the Conservatory of Verona, obtained a Diploma at the International Piano Academy of Imola Incontri col Maestro with Leonid Margarius. He completed his studies as a graduate in Piano Performance at the University of Southern California with Professor Kevin Fitz-Gerald. After attending the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, 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 —