Low Parks Museum
Friday 20 March
Born in Rome in 1994, Jacopo Lazzaretti has been studying classical guitar since he was 11. During his studies, he has performed in many masterclasses with some of the worlds most well-known guitarists such as Oscar Ghiglia, Marcin Dylla, Pavel Steidl, Giulio Tampalini, Lorenzo Micheli, Carlo Marchione, Rene Izquierdo just to name a few. In 2015-2016, thanks to the Erasmus+ he studied with Matthew McAllister at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and in July 2017 he graduated from the Conservatoire of Santa Cecilia in Rome under the guidance of Arturo Tallini, receiving his First Class Bachelor Degree in Music with Honours. In June 2019 he completed the Masters Degree in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the guidance of Matthew McAllister and Professor Allan Neave.
Jacopo has won several prizes in national and international guitar competitions with or without age limitations, such as first prizes at the North East Scotland Classical Guitar Society Award (2017), the International Guitar Competition “I Musici di San Lorenzo” (2016) and the International Istanbul Guitar Festival (2015).
Jacopo has played in many concerts for several Music Festivals in Italy as well as abroad in Istanbul, Glasgow, Edinburgh and other Scottish cities.
Focussing on some of the most important works written for guitar by Italian and Spanish composers, this concert will take you on a journey that will explore some of the sonorities and atmospheres of the 20th century through the virtuosism of the classical guitar.