EXPERIENCE

 

An eclectic, Jacopo starts playing music at the age of 11.

 

He learns several instruments and genres: electric guitar with Ricky Portera, drums with Adriano Lasagni, mouth harmonica with Max Lugli, singing with Navid Mirzadeh and Fabrizia Barresi at the"National Academy of Jazz" in Siena.

 

He composes and starts performing at 13, both solo and in various ensambles: National Meeting of the Sinistra Giovanile in Carpi (MO), National Meeting of the Nomadi Fan Club (TN), Arezzo Wave (BO), Fly Zone Rock Fest (FE), Alive Music Festival in Citta' di Castello (PG), Viper Theater (FI) etc.

 

In his twenties, Jacopo approches classical music at the "Conservatory of Music A. Boito" of Parma (vocal and piano) and the "Conservatory of Music A. Peri" of Reggio Emilia (flute) and in 2009 finally, he meets Indian music enrolling in the course of bansuri (Indian flute) at the "Conservatory of Music A. Pedrollo" of Vicenza, where he graduates with full marks and honours in Non-european Musical Traditions - Indian course of Studies.

 

In 2011 Jacopo moves to India where he attends the course of bansuri at the "Banaras Hindu University - Faculty of Performing Arts" of Varanasi, one of the most renowned universities in the Indian ranking. In 2014 he achieves a 3 Years Diploma with distinction. He learns privately from Shanish Gyawali, a prominent young artist of All India Radio, disciple of Vinod Prasanna of the Prasanna gharana - one of the most important School of bansuri nowadays in India - and Dr. Prahlad Nath Mishra Head of the Department of Instrumental Music, B.H.U. (Varanasi).

 

From 2015 then, he is a disciple of the living legend bansuri player Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia (Senia Mehiar gharana) and attends his classes at his Vrindavan Gurukul of Bhubaneshwar, in Orissa. Jacopo combines, thanks to his dedication and talent, the different styles of the greatest bansuri players of our era.

In 2016 finally, he moved back to Italy where he lives in Votigno di Canossa (Reggio Emilia), a charming medieval village surrounded by nature where he established his "Krishna Temple - School of Bansuri flute and Indian Classical Music". The place has a B&B to host students, a concert hall and gardens for workshops and open air classes. Besides teaching, Jacopo performs in solo concerts (accompanied by tabla), various fusion ensambles and guided meditations all over Italy and Europe: Rome, Florence, Zurich, Barcelona, Venice, Basel, Assisi, etc.